Last year in 2012, Australia not only participated in the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition but also held the World Finals seeing amazing entries and fierce competition from all students participating. Fast forward to 2013 and building upon the momentum created in Australia around the Imagine Cup and the Australian Local Finals saw incredible entries for the World Citizenship competition.
The local finals were held at the Microsoft Australia’s headquarters and brought the four finalists together to present their ideas to the panel of judges. Each of the four teams not only presented their ideas but were also able to demonstrate their solutions in real-time.
Team UCWorldCitizenship, Team Confufufish Royale, Team Trinary Logic from the University of Sydney, and UCESTeam all took the stage and wowed judges with their innovation and level of execution.
Confufufish Royale from the University of New South Wales took first place however and will be representing Australia at the World Finals in Russia. The judges explained that their win was a narrow one with Trinary Logic from the University of Sydney close behind.
Confufufish Royale had competed in the 2012 Australian Local Finals and finished third but chose to continue working on their solution ‘Project Foodbank Local’ for 2013. The project connects donor agencies with food distribution centres and soup kitchens through a distribution and logistics system. As they explained in their presentation, charities and organisations currently spend a majority of their funds on distribution of donations. ‘Project Foodbank Local’ assists with identifying demand and availability of food and how to best distribute that within the local community to keep distribution costs to a minimum.
The second place winners Trinary Logic built a diabetes management app which incorporated incredible optical recognition of food and drink products as well as alerts to assist with tracking of insulin and sugar levels for diabetics.
We at the MSP Social Media Team are looking forward to bringing more on the Confufufish Royale team and their journey to 2013 Imagine Cup World Finals in Russia as well all teams competing in the competition around the world.
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