Bangladesh to compete in Microsoft's Imagine Cup | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, May 20, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 20, 2011

Bangladesh to compete in Microsoft's Imagine Cup


Microsoft Bangladesh recently organised an event where it declared winners' names and handed out prizes of a contest styled 'Imagine Cup', says a press release.
Rapture, the 3-member group from the AIUB won the competition which was also sponsored by the Microsoft Bangladesh.
Imagine Cup is a prestigious global contest organised by Microsoft and regarded as 'The world's premier students' technology competition'.
Rapture developed 'ThirdEye', a mobile application that helps vision impaired people with voice and image processing to assist walking and describe surroundings.
The prize giving ceremony was held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on May 10. State Minister for Science and ICT Yeafesh Osman was present as chief guest on the occasion.
The winning team will compete in the final Imagine Cup 2011 contest in July in New York, US.
The Imagine Cup was first held in 2003 in Spain with over 1,000 students from 25 countries. The contest also travelled in Brasil, Japan, India, Korea, France, Egypt and Poland respectively. Since its inception, over 5, 00,000 students across the world have registered online to take part.
This year the competition has been divided in eight catagories based on the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals: Ending hunger and poverty; Achieving primary education for everyone; Promoting gender equality and empowerment; Reducing child mortality; Improving maternal health; Combating widespread disease; Ensuring environmental sustainability; and Developing a global partnership for development.

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