About Imagine Cup
The Imagine Cup is more than just a technology competition. Over the past 17 years, more than two million competitors have signed up to build something that matters to them, make a difference in their communities, and innovate for impact.
Shape our world
Every year, students build inspiring tech projects that tackle some of the world’s biggest social, environmental, and health challenges. From a machine learning algorithm that detects wildfires to a HoloLens app that helps children with dyslexia to improve their reading skills, anything is possible when you blend passion and purpose.
Nurture your curiosity
With the goal to empower every student to achieve more, we have the tools, resources, learning materials, and mentors to help you bring your project to life. Whether you’re hoping to accelerate with artificial intelligence, create with cognitive services, invent with intelligent systems, or master machine learning, Imagine Cup is an experience for everyone.
Realize your passion
Transform your idea into a purpose-driven application with Microsoft Azure technology. From Sydney to Sao Paolo and everywhere in between, the Imagine Cup brings together students just like you who want to learn and innovate for the future. Whatever your motivation, take the next step–and join a like-minded community of passionate tech enthusiasts who are ready to grow together.
Learn about past competitors’ journeys through the competition and find inspiration to get started.
“Imagine Cup was an incredible opportunity and definitely opened up lots of doors. I would highly recommend it for students from all over to give it a shot.” – Samin KhanTeam smartARM, 2018
“Having an idea, being simple about it, and being true to your idea…I think that’s what gets you far. So it’s not like you have to have the tech knowledge, it’s about having the drive to do something.” – Team MQuill2019 regional finalists
“It’s a game-changing experience to know and interact with diverse people and their ideas.” – Team Odd Pack2019 regional finalists
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