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Imagine Cup is the world’s largest student technology competition which challenges students to come up with solutions using Microsoft technology to the world’s toughest problems. This year, we would like to invite you, your family and friends to witness and participate in the NZ National Finals Competition held at the Auckland University Business School on Friday 30th April kicking off at 7PM.

See the top 4 NZ student teams demonstrate their unique solution to some of the world’s toughest problems using Microsoft’s latest technology and platforms. There will also be heaps of prizes up for grabs, laptops, cameras, prezzy cards…

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Bring your family and friends to celebrate innovation and technology as this year’s finals will feature a host of special guests and surprises. Kicking off with a light dinner at 6:30PM, the competition will begin at 7PM sharp. You will need to RSVP via the Imagine Cup website (www.imaginecup.co.nz) to secure your space.

Find out which team will be representing NZ in the world wide finals in Poland in July. Make sure you are there with your family and friends at 7PM on Friday 30th April at the Auckland University Business School.

Top 4 Teams:

Team Vital Link from the University of Auckland is tackling the issue of poverty, in particular, fair trade for artisans in impoverished countries whose handicrafts are often undervalued.

Team eUtopia from the University of Waikato came up with a live video distribution service that links conservation organisations to the public and allows for remote monitoring, private research and even surveillance of animals.

Team Enpeda from the University of Auckland have devised a working prototype of a computer controlled driver assistance system. It uses a cell phone camera and is able to detect the road environment ahead and warn drivers if they stray off course and into danger.

Team One Beep from the University of Auckland have developed a system for delivering data over conventional radio transmitters; the purpose of which is to enable educational material to be delivered to impoverished schools and communities in areas of the world where there are no phone lines let alone internet services.