Imagine Cup 2012 Kuwait Roadshow


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The world's toughest problems will be addressed one solution at a time. But who will lead the change? Compete in the Imagine Cup student technology competition and you'll join thousands of students from around the world who are stepping up to the challenge of global change. It all starts with you.

For Imagine Cup 2012, we ask you to imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems. Ready to get started?

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Imagine Cup 2012 Kuwait Roadshow

  1. 1. IMAGINE CUP 2012 Kuwait 2012 Roadshow
  2. 2. MICROSOFT IMAGINE CUP• The Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. Students between 16 – 26 years old, university and high schools.• Every year the Imagine Cup invites students to meet a challenge around a social cause. The current Imagine Cup competition theme is Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems.• In 2011, more than 350,000 of the worlds most influential students from over 180 countries/regions registered for the Imagine Cup. “I wish there had been an Imagine Cup when I was growing up. It gets people involved in seeing that software is changing the world.“ - Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation
  3. 3. HISTORYIt started as a local competition in Spain... And quickly became theglobal Imagine Cup we know today!• 2003: Barcelona, Spain # of Student Registrants• 2004: São Paulo, Brazil 400000• 2005: Yokohama, Japan 350000 300000• 2006: Delhi, India 250000• 2007: Seoul, South Korea 200000 2008: Paris, France 150000• 100000• 2009: Cairo, Egypt 50000• 2010: Warsaw, Poland 0• 2011: New York City, United States• 2012: Sydney, Australia
  4. 4. IMAGINE CUP IN GULF• Students from around the Gulf put their minds, creativity, skills and efforts together to solve the world’s toughest problems.• Over 2,500 student registrations in Imagine Cup Gulf 2011 (Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, UAE)• Local Mobile Competition• Over 80 news stories in print, online & TV• 4 teams in Gulf advanced to the Worldwide finals in New York (1 Kuwait, 2 Oman & 1 UAE)In the year 2012, Imagine Cuplaunches for the first time inKuwait!
  5. 5. 2012 GLOBAL THEME Imagine a world where technology helps solve the world’s toughest problemsStudents are encouraged to be inspired by the UnitedNations Millennium Development goals• Eradicate hunger• Achieve universal education• Promote Gender equality• Reduce child mortality• Improve material health• Combat HIV/Aids• Ensure environmental sustainability• Develop a global partnership for development
  6. 6. 2012 COMPETITIONS Software Design Game Design (Phone, Xbox/Windows)Plus additional technology challenges Azure IT Challenge Windows Phone …one theme “Imagine a world where technology helps solve the world’s toughest problems”
  7. 7. IMAGINE CUP 2012 COMPETITIONS• Software Design This is for the best programmers, thinkers and solution builders to go after the really tough problems. Students will create innovative software and service solutions that unleash the power of technology to benefit your area or…the entire planet.• Game Design Game Design is where art and science come together through two track options: Windows / Xbox and Phone. Through the Imagine Cup, students can learn and advance toward a career as a game developer or entrepreneur.
  8. 8. PROCESS TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR SOFTWARE DESIGN1. Download proposal template from our website www.imaginecupgulf.com2. Complete the 3-4 page proposal, outlining the problem identified, proposed solution, business viability and technical architecture3. Create a 15 minute video walking through the team project4. Submit both elements (proposal and video) in a single .zip file online at by the set deadline5. Top teams are invited to compete in Kuwait country finals6. First place winning team will represent Kuwait at the worldwide finals in Sydney, Australia
  9. 9. PROCESS TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR GLOBAL GAME DESIGNThis category has 4 rounds:1. Storyboard/Summary Submission – Complete Summary document or Game Storyboard documents, downloaded from the worldwide website ( Game Submission3. Worldwide Finals Qualifying4. Worldwide Finals
  10. 10. TIMELINE
  11. 11. IMAGINE CUP 2012 KUWAIT ACTIVITIES Activity Timeline Faculty Roundtable January at Microsoft offices in Kuwait Imagine Cup Roadshow at main 2th - 26th January 2012 University campuses Student DevCamps Feb - March Imagine Cup shortlisting event 5th - 7th March Imagine Cup local finals 12th April 2012 Imagine Cup Global finals July
  12. 12. KUWAIT ROADSHOW 2012 University Name Gulf University for Science and Technology Kuwait University – College of Computer Science Kuwait University – College of Engineering Kuwait University – College for Business Administration PAAET American University in Kuwait Box Hill College Arab Open University Australian College in Kuwait American University in Middle East
  13. 13. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS• Twitter:• Facebook:• YouTube:• Flickr: Links:••
  14. 14. CONTACT For any questions email: