Eighty seven teams of students from all over the world qualified for our 2013 World Finals. These were the best of the best, selected from thousands of students, and their projects are amazing. Check out the winning teams and their projects!

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Competitions

“Imagine Cup is a forum for exceptional students from around the world to channel their passion and creativity into thoughtful, innovative solutions that have the potential for real-world impact,” said Jon Bassett, DFJ Frontier analyst and a judge at the 2013 Imagine Cup. “Their commitment to their teams and projects demonstrates these students are finding ways to address everyday problems through technology and to make the world a better place.”

The winners of the 11th annual Imagine Cup Competitions are the following:

World Citizenship Competition

Since Imagine Cup started in 2003, students all over the world have teamed up to make the world a better place. By creating impressive new technology projects in fields such as health, education, and the environment these students have shown the world new ways to think and to change.

For a Better World
1st Place Winner
For a Better World
Portugal

The prototype developed is extremely useful for emergency situations, determining blood types in about 5 minutes.

Omni-Hearing Solution
2nd Place Winner
Omni-Hearing Solution
Taiwan

Omni-Hearing Solution is an app-centric solution that ensures anyone full hearing ability.

Foodbank Local
3rd Place Winner
Foodbank Local
Australia

Foodbank Local allows more communities to feed those in need around them.

Innovation Competition

Incredible, world-changing software innovations often come from students. Social networks, music services, digital photography apps, gadgets and robotics – the list goes on.

SoundSYNK
1st Place Winner
SoundSYNK
United Kingdom

soundSYNK is a mobile phone app looking to create an Impromptu Social Network by connecting phones through bluetooth/wifi/wifi direct and is a completely new approach to a form of mesh networking!

DORA
2nd Place Winner
DORA
Slovenia

DORA is an interactive physician’s assistant enabling a unique presentation of patients information before and during surgical procedures, which indirectly affects environmental and economic aspects of healthcare.

SkyPACS
3rd Place Winner
SkyPACS
Thailand

SkyPACS is a solution designed to be a management tool, storage and communication system of Medical Image such as MRI and/or CT.

Games Competition

Today, great games come from anywhere and people play them everywhere. On their phones, on their computers, on their tablets, in their browser, with their friends, with anyone, with everyone. Powerful game engines and libraries are available for free so students can get started right away.

Schein
1st Place Winner
Schein
Austria

Schein is a challenging puzzle platformer built on the myth of a wisp named Irrlicht. In this ingenious game light is the key to everything: defeat deadly beasts, solve tricky puzzles and uncover hidden paths through the murky swamp.

Save the Hamsters
2nd Place Winner
Save the Hamsters
Indonesia

Save The Hamster is a game about 4 hamster story which is misguided when they will back to home. The Challenge player must help the hamster to back home.

Seed
3rd Place Winner
Seed
France

Seed is a 2D side-scrolling game for Windows 8 tablets. The character known as Seed is a small embodiment of raw life energy on its way to reviving the earth, bouncing through the levels using a hook and a jelly.

Challenges

Imagine Cup 2013 offered exclusively online Challenges to students, providing additional opportunities for learning, prototyping and creating apps using the newest Microsoft technologies. The Challenge winners are the following:

Windows 8 Challenge

Ulixes
1st Place Winner
Ulixes
Italy

Ulixes is an interactive touristic guide, an unique and catching way to explore monuments, naturalistic environments, museums and cities, an innovative concept of "social tourism".

Wordsapp
2nd Place Winner
Wordsapp
Germany

Do you like word games and Tetris? We’ve mixed them! Wordsapp is a very addictive word game with simple gameplay that will bring players a lot of fun.

Vocable World
3rd Place Winner
Vocable World
Thailand

Vocable World is proposed as an interactive vocabulary learning tool which applies the framework of learning, practising, and measuring (LPM) with a game-based learning approach to make the learning process interesting and motivating.

Windows Phone Challenge

Speak Reminder
1st Place Winner
Speak Reminder
Singapore

Speak Reminder is a simple app that provides a fast way to create a reminder using speech control.

Modern Drug Test
2nd Place Winner
Modern Drug Test
Poland

Hold your Windows Phone up to someone’s eye and the Modern Drug Test app will tell you if that person is under the influence of drugs.

Cope
3rd Place Winner
Cope
Poland

COPE (Common Operational Picture Environment) is a system enabling to manage units involved in any kind of action by simultaneously increasing their situational awareness.

Windows Azure Challenge

Zoik It!
1st Place Winner
Zoik It!
India

We help you connect with real people at a real physical location easy and fast! Be it Hiking, Having a coffee at your local coffee store, grabbing a beer tonight, partying or even planning tennis – We connect you to people instantly who like what you like.

onQuests
2nd Place Winner
onQuests
Ukraine

onQuests is a social platform that enables each of us to take part in exciting quests, create your own tasks and share them with friends.

Get & Put
3rd Place Winner
Get & Put
China

Get & Put is cloud-powered magic that makes humans the couriers of virtual data. With the Get & Put app installed and online, users can grab pictures, music, or drawings from the screen, carry them by hand, and put them into other devices.

Women's Athletic App Challenge

We asked teams of female students all over the world to create great software related to athletics and fitness. Check out the winning app! Team AdaJAMM from Serbia created Playground, a Windows Phone 8 application for teachers and students.

Kodu Challenge

We asked kids to create games inspired by the theme of water, our most precious global resource. Students competed in two age brackets: 9-12 and 13-18. Check out the winning games!

Awards

In addition to the Competitions and Challenges, students competed for the following special awards from Imagine Cup sponsors.

AuThink
Dreamspark Learning Award
AuThink
Croatia

We hope to increase the independence of autistic children in their environment, society in general, and day-to-day life through various specialized and individualized tasks, authored by their teachers and parents.

AYNi
Facebook Creativity Award
AYNi
Ecuador

AYNI is a social network based on maps, designed to revolutionize how volunteering works nowadays.

Professor Tansel Halic
Faculty Champion Award
Professor Tansel Halic
University of Central Arkansas

Professor Tansel Halic mentored Team Bears Unlimited on their project, 'The Bear Claw System'.

Professor Zheng Zhang
Faculty Champion Award
Professor Zheng Zhang
Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Professor Zheng Zhang mentored Team Combine on their project, 'Water Facts'.

Professor Eduardo Martins Morgado
Faculty Champion Award
Professor Eduardo Martins Morgado
UNESP, São Paulo State University

Professor Eduardo Martins Morgado mentored Team Flying Ship on their project, 'Callvenient'.

Professor Magda Fayek
Faculty Champion Award
Professor Magda Fayek
Cairo University

Professor Magda Fayek mentored Team MASKed Ninjas on their project, 'Videolator'.

Professor Marina Sukhorukova
Faculty Champion Award
Professor Marina Sukhorukova
St. Petersburg National Research University

Professor Marina Sukhorukova mentored Team Out Of Focus on their project, 'Kinect Magic'.

Matibabu
Women's Empowerment Award - 1st Place Winner
Matibabu
Uganda

Matibabu is a Windows Phone Application that diagnoses for malaria without pricking the body (not getting any blood sample from the body). By connecting a custom piece of hardware (matiscope) to the Windows phone, the user is able to diagnose their malaria status in the shortest time possible.

Omni-Hearing Solution
Women's Empowerment Award - 2nd Place Winner
Omni-Hearing Solution
Taiwan

Omni-Hearing Solution is an app-centric solution that ensures anyone full hearing ability.

Lumos
App Fast Track Award
Lumos
Korea

Lumos is an application that provides a new way of enjoying music through projection mapping. Anyone can create their own media arts which will react to any music they have.

MultiBoard
App Fast Track Award
MultiBoard
Poland

Multiboard is a new platform of interconnected mobile devices for building and playing interactive, multiplayer board games.

Seed
App Fast Track Award
Seed
France

Seed is a 2D side-scrolling game for Windows 8 tablets. The character known as Seed is a small embodiment of raw life energy on its way to reviving the earth, bouncing through the levels using a hook and a jelly.

Callvenient
App Fast Track Award
Callvenient
Brazil

Callvenient is an app that knows when you can’t be interrupted and handles your incoming calls made by phones or Skype, helping people find the best times to contact you.

Videolator
App Fast Track Award
Videolator
Egypt

Videolator is a Windows 8/Windows phone application that provides you with the most relevant video to an article, a piece of news or any surface that has a text when you scan it using your Windows 8 or your Windows Phone device.

Sano
KFC Russia Award
Sano
Canada

SANO is an interactive system that keeps track of and monitors people’s health indicators while they are heavily using the computer. When SANO decides the user needs to take a break, it notifies the user that it is exercise time!

I - Chum
Samsung Digital Native Award
i-Chum
Sri Lanka

The product i-Chum is a significant leap in enabling the visually impaired helping them to lead a normal and productive life.

Zoik It!
Mail.Ru Group Connected Planet Award - 1st Place Winner
Zoik It!
India

We help you connect with real people at a real physical location easy and fast! Be it Hiking, Having a coffee at your local coffee store, grabbing a beer tonight, partying or even planning tennis – We connect you to people instantly who like what you like.

Ulixes
Mail.Ru Group Connected Planet Award - 2nd Place Winner
Ulixes
Italy

Ulixes is an interactive touristic guide, an unique and catching way to explore monuments, naturalistic environments, museums and cities, an innovative concept of "social tourism".

Get & Put
Mail.Ru Group Connected Planet Award - 3rd Place Winner
Get & Put
China

Get & Put is cloud-powered magic that makes humans the couriers of virtual data. With the Get & Put app installed and online, users can grab pictures, music, or drawings from the screen, carry them by hand, and put them into other devices.

Callvenient
Appcampus Award
Callvenient
Brazil

Callvenient is an app that knows when you can’t be interrupted and handles your incoming calls made by phones or Skype, helping people find the best times to contact you.