Project Blueprint Challenge Winners

Meet the Winners of the Project Blueprint Challenge

I'm very proud to announce the winners of the Project Blueprint Challenge!

Hundreds of teams of students from dozens of countries around the world competed in this contest. Each team took a long, hard look at their Imagine Cup project and produced a document that really spelled out what they were making: their concept, target audience, early feedback they've received, competitors, user personas, top user stories, business model, and core technologies.

At Imagine Cup we believe in the power of learning through competition. These students really rose to the challenge, delving deep into their work and really thinking through their project. I'm extremely pleased at the quality of the results.

As with our Pitch Video Challenge, we chose ten winning teams in each of our three Imagine Cup categories of Games, World Citizenship, and Innovation. The best team in each category receives $3,000 and all other teams receive an Honorable Mention. All teams receive certificates of victory, Imagine Cup lapel pins, and useful feedback on their project by our global panel of industry judges.

Many teams who competed in our Pitch Video Challenge also returned to compete in Project Blueprint. Four of our Pitch Video winners also won Project Blueprint including Team Life Up from Brazil, who went from Honorable Mention in Pitch Video to winning the World Citizenship category this time!

The winners of the Imagine Cup Project Blueprint Challenge are:

Project Blueprint Challenge Honorable Mentions: World Citizenship

Honorable Mention: World Citizenship
Team Eyenaemia

Project: Eyenaemia
A non-invasive method of detecting anaemia.

Honorable Mention: World Citizenship
Team High Rise

Project: Catara Solution
Enables very early detection of cataracts using an HD webcam and a Windows Phone app.

Honorable Mention: World Citizenship
Team Hitos

Project: NUI Care
A cloud-based platform for connecting doctors and patients with their records and enabling remote consultations.

Honorable Mention: World Citizenship
Team IceBreakers

Project: CallOut
A digital “panic button” for Windows Phone that transmits your location and live audio in the event of kidnapping, assault, or other peril.

Honorable Mention: World Citizenship
Team Lok-I

Project: Smart Eye
A mobile app relying on inexpensive Bluetooth beacons placed at points of interest around public facilities such as museums or libraries to help the visually impaired navigate such spaces.

Honorable Mention: World Citizenship
Team Memuris
Hong Kong SAR

Project: Notetaker
A cloud platform for distributing lectures and educational content in developing regions.

Honorable Mention: World Citizenship
Team Nibble

Project: Commemoro
Provides more independence for patients with Alzheimer's. We want to make "living well with Alzheimer's" more than a quotation, but an attainable goal.

Honorable Mention: World Citizenship
Team Tupi

Project: Protest Guardian
A mobile app that uses GPS tagging to mark hotspots of governmental failure or oppression for crowd-sourced awareness and activism.

Honorable Mention: World Citizenship
Team We-Care

Project: HIV/AIDS Management Suite
A cloud based system providing real-time statistics on HIV/AIDS. Helps governments and other healthcare stakeholders make informed decisions with up-to-date data.

Project Blueprint Challenge Honorable Mentions: Games

Honorable Mention: Games
Team Genesis

Project: Dementia
A session-based massive multiplayer turn based strategy game with puzzle and rpg elements. Explore a house with a group of 6 people, experience over 100+ branching scenarios, every time you play.

Honorable Mention: Games
Team Ideators

Project: Just Born
The game's objective is to spread awareness about female feticide and infanticide while making sure that it's remarkably fun to play.

Honorable Mention: Games
Team Quad-Core
Sri Lanka

Project: Terra-Point
Using NFC-enabled mobile phones, players roam a real-world scavenger hunt.

Honorable Mention: Games
Team Red Null
United States

Project: Mad Scientist Melee
A unique mobile phone party game for for 2 to 8 players where you compete with your friends to become the most powerful mad scientist by combining DNA sequences (cards) to create the strongest monster and destroy your opponents.

Honorable Mention: Games
Team Static Games
United Kingdom

Project: Starmada
A space themed, turn-based strategy game designed with Windows Phone as the lead platform. Team Static Games also received an Honorable Mention in our Pitch Video Challenge.

Honorable Mention: Games
Team Stonegaard

Project: Battle Crest
We’re making an online turn-based middle age-Europe strategy Windows 8 app-game called Battle Crest.

Honorable Mention: Games
Team Fission
United States

Project: Tetraverse
A tile based sandbox RPG for Windows set in a procedurally generated universe. Team Fission also received an Honorable Mention in our Pitch Video Challenge.

Honorable Mention: Games
Team Smoking Brains

Project: Rust
A steampunk puzzle-adventure game based on solving intricate mechanical puzzles using scavenged parts.

Honorable Mention: Games
Team Unchained

Project: Quilombo
A game about the fight for the freedom of African slaves on Brazil on the 17th century. Team Unchained also received an Honorable Mention in our Pitch Video Challenge.

Project Blueprint Challenge Honorable Mentions: Innovation

Honorable Mention: Innovation
Team Lumen

Project: Lumen
3D scanning headset that helps translate the physical world for the visually impaired.

Honorable Mention: Innovation
Marianopolis Brainstorm

Project: Mass Assaying Relating Inquiring Survey Apparatus
A system that surveys a disaster zone and provides information regarding victims and hazards in the area to rescue crews.

Honorable Mention: Innovation
Team Men of Real

Project: Real Deal
A hardware-software solution for realtors to create simple 3D scans of housing interiors for remote browsing by prospective buyers.

Honorable Mention: Innovation
Team Rubicon
Sri Lanka

Project: PT Desk
Enables parents and teachers to meet by video and review student records together.

Honorable Mention: Innovation

Project: Traffic Shipra
A road map that optimizes routes for the vehicle’s type, whether it is 2-wheeler or 4-wheeler, based on both travel time and fuel efficiency.

Honorable Mention: Innovation
Team ShopEx Mobile
United States

Project: ShopEx Mobile
A mobile app that stores all your retailer rewards/loyalty card data and enables location-based special offers based on your location and history.

Honorable Mention: Innovation
Team Spiffy Circuit
United Kingdom

Project: Rondo
Connects nearby Rondo users for spontaneous chat, GPS-based games, and other location-based activities.

Honorable Mention: Innovation
Team UMD Ucrew
United States

Project: College Navigator
An app for helping college freshmen navigate their new campus and get to class on time.

Honorable Mention: Innovation
Team Vortex
Sri Lanka

Project: Spark Planner
A mobile app for goal setting that allows users to set mini-goals and provides them with the motivation necessary to achieve them.


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