REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 7, 2006 — Imagine a world where technology enables the blind to overcome obstacles; a world where mobile devices actively link doctors with their patients; a world where students explore, engage and interact regardless of geography. More than 65,000 students from 100 countries competed in Microsoft Corp.’s Imagine Cup 2006 competition, using their technology skills and talent to address these and many other health issues.
Now in its fifth year, Imagine Cup continues to challenge students around the globe to imagine a better world empowered by technology and created by their talent and innovation. Today Microsoft opened registration for Imagine Cup 2007, extending an invitation to the most talented students from all over the world to embark on the challenge to “Imagine a world where technology enables a better education for all.”
Students will compete in nine categories spanning software design and short film to challenges involving algorithms and programming. Students’ work will reflect valuable, real-world solutions that address the pressing global issue of education while giving them the opportunity to compete for generous cash prizes.
“Imagine Cup, the world’s premiere student technology competition, represents the next generation of technology and business leaders,” said Joe Wilson, director of academic initiatives in the Server and Tools Business Division at Microsoft. “The students’ creativity and passion speaks volumes about the promise of technology to really make a difference in peoples’ everyday lives, in the way we think, and in how we work and communicate. For Microsoft, this is another opportunity for us to highlight the necessity of supporting student talent in science and technology for future progress in industry.”
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