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Asia Regional Finalists announcement
The submission deadline passed on 3 December for the 2020 Asia Online Semifinals. Judging is now in progress. Check back on 3 January 2020 when the regional finalists are announced!
Regional Final Prizes
The teams that advance to the Regional Final will win a trip to the Asia Regional Final event in Singapore and compete for the following:
- The top two teams will win USD8,000 cash, Azure credits, a trip to Seattle, and a spot in the World Championship.
- The three runner-up teams from each Regional Final win USD2,500 cash and Azure credits.
World Championship Prizing
The two top teams from the Regional Finals will advance to the World Championship in Seattle (date to be announced) and compete for the grand prize of USD100,000 cash, USD50,000 Azure credits, and a mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
Eligibility & Judging Criteria
- Download the contest rules here
- Areas eligible in this region: Asia and Oceania
14 August – 3 December
Online Regional Semifinal
Regional Finalists Selected
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Check out our winners from last year!
1st place: EasyGlucose
University of California, United States
EasyGlucose is a cloud-powered, non-invasive, and cost-effective method of blood glucose monitoring for diabetic patients. A deep learning computer vision framework using convolutional neural networks developed with Azure Virtual Machines analyzes iris morphological variation in an eye image to predict a patient's blood glucose level.
2nd place: Caeli
Manav Rachna Institute of Research & Studies, India
Caeli is a smart automated anti-pollution and drug delivery mask specifically designed for asthmatic and chronic respiratory patients. It implements breakthrough features and Azure Machine Learning in a portable format to improve the quality of life for respiratory patients living in polluted areas.
3rd place: Team Finderr
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
The team won the Azure Champ Challenge at OxfordHack, which inspired them to submit their project to Imagine Cup. They created an app solution which uses Cognitive Services and Virtual Machines to help make finding lost objects accessible to visually impaired individuals through their phones.
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