Imagine Cup ( is an annual worldwide student competition with categories ranging from digital arts to software design. More than 300 000 students from over 140 countries entered the competition in 2009. As with the Olympics, Imagine Cup finalists compete at the world finals, which are held in a different country each year.


For Imagine Cup 2010, programmers, artists and technologists aged from 16 years onwards are invited to submit innovative projects with important topic: “Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems facing us today” and to use United Nations Millennium Goals as a guiding light.


Microsoft Switzerland will award the best Swiss competitors across all categories at the local finals in May 2010. Swiss Software Design category winners will be awarded also by Hewlett-Packard (Schweiz) GmbH and with a Microsoft sponsored trip to world finals in Warsaw in summer of 2009.


We would like to invite you to Imagine Cup 2010 Information Event at EPFL to hear more about the competition: 

Location: EPFL, room INR 219

Date: 18. November 2009

Time: 16:00-17:30 (including Apèro)

Language: English

Note: no pre-registration to the event is required, doors are open to all.  



16:00 – 16:05 Welcome Words by Microsoft / Dr. Marc-Alain Steinemann, Microsoft Switzerland

16:05 - 16:20 Personal Experiences from Imagine Cup 2009 World Finals in Cairo / Prof. Dr. Huang Jeffrey, EPFL

16:20 - 16:55 Imagine Cup 2010 Introduction / Sanna Kuusisto, Microsoft Switzerland

16:55 - 17:00 Closing / Dr. Marc-Alain Steinemann, Microsoft Switzerland

17:00 – 17:30 Apéro


All the students registering to Imagine Cup 2010 during the event, will receive topical Microsoft Press book as a registration prize.


Kind regards,


Prof. Dr. Huang Jeffrey, EPFL

Sanna Kuusisto, Microsoft Switzerland

Dr. Marc-Alain Steinemann, Microsoft Switzerland