2022 India Championship

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The 2022 India Championship of the Imagine Cup competition opens with the Knockout Round and continue with National Semifinals and India Pre-Finals and Finals to select our 4 India Winners and 2 qualifiers to move to World Finals to represent India.

To start with the participating teams are required to submit the projects in Round 1 under below categories: Earth, Education, Health, and Lifestyle.

  • Earth: solutions for climate change, agriculture, and in green tech
  • Education: innovate to change the way students across the globe learn
  • Health: tackle issues in treatment, diagnosis, accessibility, and more
  • Lifestyle: projects that shape how we game, play, and live

The qualifying teams will move to next round. The India Winners – the top team per category will win a Surface Go for each team member and the first runner up in each category will win gift vouchers worth INR 5,000.

The Top 4 teams will qualify for 2 spots to World Finals. The World Champion will receive win USD $100,000, a Microsoft Azure grant, and a mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

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Important Dates

Round 1 – Regional Knockout 15th December 2021 15th January 2022
Round 2 - National Semifinals 27th January 2022 31st January 2022
Round 3 - India Pre-Finale 15th February 2022
Round 4 - India Finals 23rd February 2022
Round 5 – World Finals March 2022 April 2022
Round 6 – World Championship TBD May 2022

What do I submit?

Your team is required to submit the following:

  • A project title The name of your project.
  • A description of your project A brief description of your project.
  • Proposal document The proposal explains your project and your team: Who your team is; what your project does; who your project is for; what platform features your project uses; and how you will bring your project to market.
  • Software We need to be able to use your app to judge it. Software is defined as an installable and usable software project in the appropriate format of your chosen platform(s). All projects are required to use Microsoft Azure.
  • Instructions for the software The instructions document is an electronic document to inform the judges and prospective users how to setup and use your app.
  • Presentation video This is a video recording your team introducing themselves and demonstrating the project. Present the video as if you were live in front of the judging panel. Please limit your video to no more than three minutes and host it on an external site such as Microsoft OneDrive or YouTube.

Teams that do not submit their project by the competition’s deadline will not be able to participate in the 2022 Imagine Cup.


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