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Imagine changing the world - Imagine Cup 2012

One of my most inspiring days of 2011 was spent watching the Australian finalists pitching their ideas and software to the judges in the PowerHouse Museum in Sydney, and feeling so proud of the team that won the right to take their entry to New York to compete at the global Imagine Cup finals. I simply could not believe the amazing projects that teams of 3 or 4 students had created, and the professionalism of the software that they had developed to tackle genuine societal needs. I’ve already added the dates for this year’s finals in my diary - there’s no way I want to miss out. And you??

Are you a student with the vision to change the world, or an academic, business or IT professional who knows how to inspire young minds?

Imagine Cup is a global competition for student teams who combine inspiration with technology to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems. Every year, students come up with amazing solutions that use technology to improve education, help environmental sustainability, and reduce poverty and child mortality.

If that challenge excites you, get your team together, get your thinking caps on and enter Imagine Cup 2012.

Of course, every team requires a mentor, who can answer questions and challenge them to think big and follow their vision.

If you’re willing to support the innovators of tomorrow, register now to become an Imagine Cup Mentor. Winning teams have a chance to share their ideas at the Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide finals right here in Australia and compete for cash grants and other prizes. Enter your team in Imagine Cup 2012 now, or register now to become an Imagine Cup Mentor. And while you’re at it, why not spread the word on Imagine Cup 2012 to your students – or any inspiring young minds you know?

Go to www.imaginecup.com.au