Imagine Cup Malaysia 2017
See You at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

Malaysia Finals

The shortlisted teams will compete at the National Finals in Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Sri Iskandar from 27 - 29 March 2017.


Regional Finals

Imagine Cup Malaysia winner will represent Malaysia at the Regional Finals and compete with 11 South East Asian countries in Manila from 23 - 26 April 2017.


Worldwide Finals

Winners of Regional Finals will represent their country at the Worldwide Finals in Seattle, USA on 24 July 2017.


Innovation Partners:

The finalists for Imagine Cup Malaysia 2017.

Congratulations to the TOP 10 finalists and see you all in Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Sri Iskandar! As for those who didn't make it this year, we welcome you to participate again next year!

  1. 1. Team Chopper's, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
    2. Team Logan, Universiti Malaysia Pahang
    3. Team RBC, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
    4. Team RE:zero, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
    5. Team Signread, Multimedia University
    6. Team Solvere, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
    7. Team SPECSGROUP, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak
    8. Team TimeRemnants, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
    9. Team TnG Solution, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
    10. Team VRgini, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

*NOTE: Team leaders, stay tuned to your email for details. Results are not in any particular order.


What is Imagine Cup?

Imagine Cup is a global competition that empowers the next generation of computer science students to team up and use their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology to create applications that shape how we live, work and play.

The shortlisted teams must attend Imagine Cup Malaysia on 27 - 29 March 2017 at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Sri Iskandar. The teams will need to prepare:

  1. Project Proposal:
    A project plan that explains your concept, technology, and business.
  2. Working Software:
    An installable and usable copy of your software – developed using at least one product in the Visual Studio family and Microsoft Azure must be used.
  3. Software instructions:
    A document of instructions to inform users how to setup and use your technology.
  4. Video submission:
    10-minutes max video that details your technology and shows a demo.
  5. Others:
    Related documentation or data to support your project

The submission will close on 13 March 2017. The finalists will be announced through Imagine Cup Malaysia Official Facebook Page. Malaysia winning team will move on to the Regional Finals on 24 - 27 April 2017.


Schedule of the event

DAY 1: AGENDA (27 MARCH 2017, MONDAY)

Time Agenda
11.00AM Pickup participats at KTM Batu Gajah
12.30PM Arrival & Registration of participants & mentors
Teams to arrive for setup
Lunch
1.30PM Welcome Address
1.40PM Competition Briefing, by Microsoft Malaysia
2.10PM Setup Continues
3.00PM Arrival of students for CSR Activity
3.10PM CSR Activity - Discovering Computer Science, Hour of Code
4.20PM Teams continue working on their projects
Arrival of judges for briefing
Tea Break
5.00PM Presentation Skills Briefing
6.00PM Welcome Dinner
7.30PM Mentoring Session
10.00PM Depart back to hostel
End of Day 1

DAY 2: AGENDA (28 MARCH 2017, TUESDAY)

Time Agenda
8.00AM Breakfast
9.00AM Room Judging by Judges
12.00PM Lunch & Teams to prepare for Booth Judging
1.00PM Booth Judging by Judges
4.00PM Tea Break
External students/special interest groups to tour teams’ booths & vote
5.00PM Teams to prepare for Gala Dinner
7.00PM Arrival of guests & participants
7.30PM Opening Gambit
7.45PM Welcome Speeches
8.20PM Start of Dinner
9.00PM Announcement of Winners
- Potential Commercialization Idea Award
- People’s Choice Award
- TM Experiential award Winners
- Imagine Cup Malaysia 2017 Award Winners
Group Photo
10.00PM End of Dinner
Depart back to Hostel
End of Day 2

DAY 3: AGENDA (29 MARCH 2017, WEDNESDAY)

Time Agenda
8.00AM Breakfast
Students to change into Imagine Cup t-shirts for tour
9.00AM Perak Tour - Kellie’s Castle & Gua Tempurung
12.00PM Lunch
1.00PM Depart back to UTP
2.00PM Arrival at UTP
Give out Certificate of Participation
End

* The organiser reserves the right to change the agenda at any time without prior notice.


Student Requirement

You are at least 16 years of age as of July 31, 2016 and are actively enrolled as a student at an accredited educational institution that grants high-school or college/university (or equivalent) degrees (including home schools) at any time between 1 January 2016 and 31 May 2017.

As part of the registration process, each team must choose a country/region which it will represent. At least one member of the team must be a legal resident of Malaysia. All Projects must be developed using at least one product in the Visual Studio family and must be built to require Microsoft Azure. Please find more information in 2017 Imagine Cup Official Rules & Regulations.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. MY Imagine Cup team will be happy to assist you. For the latest updates follow us on Imagine Cup Malaysia Facebook Page.


Categories

Microsoft will forego competition categories (Games, Innovation and World Citizenship) this year. To encourage students to take the opportunity to participate, Microsoft is expanding the Imagine Cup program to include a broader range of student developer projects. In other words, all big ideas are welcome in Imagine Cup!


Timeline


Submission

Project Proposal

The proposal should be in Microsoft Word or PDF document no longer than ten pages, or a PowerPoint presentation no longer than twenty slides, which explains your project and your team: Who your team is; what your project does; who your project is for; what platform features your project uses; how you will bring your project to market.

It is the written equivalent of the Live Presentation in terms of the material it covers. Your Project Proposal must meet the following criteria:

  1. 1. Your presentation must clearly address each of the Judging Criteria outlined at here.

    2. Your document must be in English.

    3. It must be no larger than 100MB.

    4. It must be in either DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, or PDF formats.

    5. You may compress your document in a ZIP file for submission.

You can download the proposal template here as a reference .


Working Software

The Software is defined as an installable and usable software project in the appropriate format for your chosen platform(s). Software must meet the following requirements:

  1. 1. It must be in one of the following formats for installation depending on its platform.

    • Windows: SETUP.EXE / .MSI Windows Setup application / .appx app package file
    • Mobile Device: A standard setup file for deployment to Windows, iOS or Android devices
    • Microsoft Azure: full URL to the site or services / a console application as an *.exe

    2. The app must be no more than 3GB. No source code is permitted and apps will be disqualified if they are submitted as development projects.

    3. If your app includes and/or requires Kinect support you must include this as a requirement in the Software Instructions document.

    4. If your app includes and/or requires touchscreen/slate capabilities, you must include this as a requirement in the Software Instructions document.

    5. The installation process of your software must not require the internet to complete successfully. If you use ClickOnce you must ensure it includes your entire project and does not attempt to retrieve components from online.

    6. It is acceptable to support multiple languages in your app as long as English is one of the represented languages.

Software instructions

Software Instructions The Software Instructions document is an electronic document that informs the judges and prospective users how to setup and use your app. The Software Instructions must meet the following requirements:

  1. 1. The instructions must be submitted as either a document in .DOC, .DOCX, .PDF, .PPT, or .TXT file formats or a graphic image as a .JPG file.

    2. It must be submitted in English.

    3. It must list all requirements for using the app such as Kinect, webcams, an internet connection, Xbox game controllers, guest account login/password, or anything else that a judge must have to use your software.

Video Submission

The Presentation Video is a video recording of your Live Presentation and must abide by the same requirements as the Live Presentation except that there will be no questions from the judges. In addition:

  1. 1. Must be submitted in WMV or MP4 formats (compressed to a file of less than 1GB)

    2. Must simulate the experience of a judge viewing a Live Presentation.

    3. Place your video camera and then perform your presentation to the camera.

    4. Don’t move the camera during the presentation nor may you edit the video in any way except to trim the beginning and/or ending so the video only includes the presentation itself.

    5. Must be no longer than 10 minutes in duration.

    6. As in a live presentation, you may present slides and project demonstrations but you may not edit those elements into the video afterwards – they must all be used live during the recording.

    7. You may approach the camera to demonstrate aspects of your project up close just as you might to a live judge.

The pitching video submitted by Team Innovate Board last year (National winner of the Imagine Cup Malaysia 2016). You may take this as a sample format for your submission. The video should be continuous and up to 10 minutes.

You also can check out the worldwide winners here.


Prizes

Imagine Cup Malaysia 2017

1. First prize: RM5,000
2. Second prize: RM3,000
3. Third Prize: RM2,000


Imagine Cup 2017 (Worldwide Winners)

1. First prize: USD $100,000 + $120,000 Azure grant + Experiential Award
2. Second prize: USD $25,000 + $25,000 Azure grant + Experiential Award
3. Third Prize: USD $15,000 + $25,000 Azure grant + Experiential Award

How Do I Enter

  • Registration

    Register your interest at Imagine Cup 2017
  • Team

    Create a team. Don’t forget to add your team members’ details (minimum 1, maximum 3 students in a team)

  • Country

    Complete your project

  • Development

    Submit your project before 13 March 2017. ‎(UTC+8)