Unleashing imagination: Meet the next generation of innovators in Sydney

Imagine Cup

The world’s toughest problems can be solved by combining creativity and technology. And the university students of Australia are absolutely at the cutting edge of this work – from using technology to detect pneumonia to tackling the challenge of managing and tracking learning for students. And every year, hundreds of thousands of students compete in the Imagine Cup – a worldwide competition that’s like the Geek World Cup.

I went to the Australian Imagine Cup finals in Melbourne at the beginning of the month, and was literally awestruck by the amazing projects this year’s finalists had produced.

Imagine CupAs part of the Vivid Festival, Microsoft is proud to present the best ideas of the Imagine Cup, the world’s largest student technology competition which encourages young minds to explore and unlock the solutions that will shape our future.

It’s the chance to join us to hear about the game-changing ideas that will challenge the way we tackle our limitations. From a phone app to detect pneumonia to a dynamic education tool using body movements and voice commands, these are the innovations that will change the world.

  • If you’re in the local IT industry, these students are your next batch of employees, so why wouldn’t you want to hear them?
  • If you’re in a school, TAFE or university, these students are solving the big ideas that your current students could be tackling next.

It’s on 4th June, from 5-7PM in the Vivid Ideas Exchange in the new MCA building in The Rocks. And it’s free.

Learn MoreFind out more, and register for your free ticket


I’ve seen all of these contestants before, but I am definitely going to see them again – and would love to see you there too.