2023 UAE National Finals

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The 2023 season of the UAE Imagine Cup opens with UAE Round 1. By getting involved, you have the chance to outline your project proposal and pitch to get early feedback without a working proof of concept.

Following UAE Round 1 are the UAE National Finals. To advance in the competition, submit your project for a chance to compete in the World Finals and World Championship. The categories remain the same from Round 1 to the National Finals. If you submitted to Round 1, please continue to develop your project and select the same category in the next round.

  • 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 World Champion will receive win USD $100,000, a Microsoft Azure grant, and a mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Make an impact through coding, collaboration, and competition. Innovate with passion to tackle global issues and bring your tech solution to life in the Imagine Cup.

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Important Dates

UAE Round 1 October 2022 December 2022
Round 2 – UAE National Finals January 2023 February 2023
Round 3 – World Finals March 2023  
Round 4 – World Championship May 2023  

What do I submit for Round 1?

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.
  • 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 2023 Imagine Cup.

Need some inspiration for your project? Learn about past competitors and find resources below!

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2023 UAE Round 1

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