Congratulations to the top 25 teams selected into the 2012 Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition. More then 400 submissions were submitted for this years competition from 9 institutions. These 400 submissions were then screened to the top 60 all of which under went a 10 minute interview with the Imagine Cup Crew.

A big thanks to everyone that took part, if you missed making it to the top 25, there is still time, several of the teams are looking for team mates, we will post information soon both on this blog and on Facebook after the 10th of November.

The next milestone of the competition is on the 24th of November 2011 – Microsoft Imagine Cup Induction for Top 25 Teams and Mentors

Team Name

Institution

Brief One Line Blurb

Alimentum

UOA

A solution to connect coffee growers in developing countries with retailers to eliminate issues of low wages

Aura

UOA

A device that measure sleep patterns and warns you if you have sleep apnea

Decarbonators

Unitec

A mobile app that measures the carbon emissions around you and warns you if you are releasing high levels

EcoWise

UOA

A solution that helps monitor your power consumption in real time, helps consumer save power and money

Group 212

UOA

Online education tool to help schools, students and parents  be better connected

Group 243

UOA

A platform to connect recovering patients to industry - to help find suitable jobs

Group 255

UOA

Electricity real time monitoring - connect device to power sockets to measure power usage based on current prices

Group 460

UOA

Safe driver app - win points for driving safely, phone measures how well you drive

Group 575

UOA

A tool to that clips on a child and helps the parent know their exact location at all times through a phone application

InTspiration

AUT

A tool that takes in external information, & provides an answer on how to best use the environment for maximum energy efficiency

N n’ M Back

UOA

A device that measures back posture and warns a user to correct themselves to avoid back problems.

Otago Enthusiasts

UOO

Online solution for children who can't make it to classes consistently

Team 2RTF

UOA

A device to measure peoples  food requirements in certain areas to help better distribution of food in developing countries

Team AUT

AUT

A WP application that guides the blind to a defined location avoiding potential obstacles along the way

Team Cloud Solutions

VUOW

A software solution to help improve the warning time on imminent disasters

Team Connect

UOA

A solution which uses nodes connected through a large network to help people stay connected in a disaster

Team Diabetech

Unitec

A game to help educate kids on how to cope with diabetes

Team Doctor Pepper

UOO

A solution to help reduce the pollution of our rivers by monitoring and collecting data

Team MATx

LU

A solution which uses Kinect as a method to help victims during their exercise healing process

Team Rakau

UOW

A solution to help keep our country green - focusing on tourism in how they use our environment

Team United

AUT

A portal that is setup to help people generate ideas to problems and make accessible to appropriate stakeholders

Team YouMark

AUT

Online based open classroom with a new concept of taking the learning home and bringing the homework to school

Team Zooks

UOO

A solution that will make it easy for users to donate money to charity by rounding their purchases  up to 10 cents

Thought-Wired

UOA

Solution to empower people with severe physical disabilities in communication and interaction capacities.

Vcom

VUOW

WP application - Language Translator - translates language based on voice recognition