MODUL University Dubai students team up for Microsoft Imagine Cup UAE 2017 competition


Dubai, March 4, 2017: MODUL University Dubai, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, has announced that its students are collaborating for the Microsoft Imagine Cup UAE 2017, Microsoft’s premier student technology competition conducted worldwide.


As part of its participation, seven MODUL University Dubai students across three teams have come together to develop apps using Internet of Things, Big Data, Block Chain, Machine Learning and other technologies for the Microsoft Imagine Cup – to make everything smarter, be it in hospitality, services, gateway payments, transportation, retail and entertainment.


The entries, showcased under the Smart City category, will be submitted to Microsoft Imagine Cup jury. The first place winner will be awarded $15,000, second place winner $10,000 and third place winner $7,000. The submitted solutions should run on the Azure cloud and demonstrate the potential for digital transformation.


The winner at the UAE level competition will proceed to the Middle East and Africa stage, and a total of six teams from the region will qualify for the worldwide finals in Seattle, Washington – the home of Microsoft, for the Imagine Cup trophy and cash prize of $100,000.


Prof. Dr. Jörg Finsinger, Academic Head of MODUL University Dubai, said: “MODUL University Dubai is committed to nurture its students in the ever-evolving technological domain and encouraging their participation to fuel ideas in order to shape the UAE’s dream to create smart cities. MODUL’s collaboration with the Microsoft Imagine UAE competition is fully-aligned with this vision.”


Student or fresh graduates between the age-group of 16 and 26 years can participate in the competition; the deadline for registration and submission of projects is March 5, 2017 and the shortlisted teams will be required to present their apps on April 20, 2017.