Microsoft and HEC to Host Imagine Cup 2012 Pakistan Finals | InfoZonePK

Bringing together the sharpest minds in the field of technology, Microsoft Pakistan, in partnership with the Higher Education Commission (HEC), hosted the local finals of the Imagine Cup.

Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition, where all eligible students use their imagination and passion to create a technological solution. Marking its tenth year, Microsoft is holding the Worldwide Finals of the Imagine Cup in Sydney, Australia early July.

The local leg of this nail-beating competition was held at the Islamic University, Faisal Mosque Campus, Islamabad, where Team CELOKS proved to be the lucky winner, chosen represent Pakistan in the Worldwide Finals in Sydney. Their project SEED was about donating left over food to the needy through Windows Phone APplication.

The Executive Director, HEC Dr. Sohail Naqvi emphasized, “For Microsoft and HEC, this is another opportunity for us to highlight our commitment to supporting student talent in technology development to create advanced IT skills across the region.”

Country Manger, Microsoft Pakistan, Kamal Ahmed said that “Microsoft hosts this competition each year in different countries, the idea being that today’s advancement in technology along with the imagination, passion and creativity that students have, can light up a better future for the generations to come.”