Sri Lanka’s Nana Shilpa team crowned Asian winners for 2022 Microsoft Imagine Cup Global Finals


  • The Nana Shilpa team, the winner of the Health category in Asiawill qualify for the Microsoft Imagine Cup World Championships in May 2022
  • The other three category winners in Asia include Team Three Stooges and A master from China for the Earth category, Team Laze Project of Japan for the Education and Team Sign2Sign category of Singapore for the Lifestyle category

SINGAPORE, April 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft recently announced the top three teams for the 2022 Imagine Cup, which includes Nana Shilpa’s Team Sri Lankawinner in the health category Asia. Nana Shilpa is the first mobile application system developed for the screening and refinement of Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia learning disabilities in primary school students using the Sinhala language, incorporating modern machine learning techniques and deep learning.

Nana Shilpa Team

The other three category winners in Asia include Team Three Stooges and A master from China for the Earth category, Laze Team Project Japan for the Education category and The Sign2Sign team of Singapore for the Lifestyle category. Team Three Stooges and A master from China created a system that monitors the health of chickens by collecting audio sound signals then analyzing and filtering them. It then trains a dataset and creates a visualization platform to display health tracking with 98.97% prediction accuracy for disease detection. Laze Team Project Japan introduced a programming language that can be written in any language and run effortlessly, making the first steps of learning programming easier for students, especially in non-English speaking countries. The Sign2Sign team of Singapore has created a handy and interactive sign language learning app for people to learn sign vocabularies and practice them in conversations.

Laze Team Project
Laze Team Project

Team Three Stooges and One Master
Team Three Stooges and One Master

Team Sign 2 Sign
Team Sign 2 Sign

The Nana Shilpa team emerged as one of the top three to qualify for the world championships in May 2022 among the tens of thousands of students from more than 160 countries who registered for the 2022 Imagine Cup, of which 48 teams qualified for the world finals. Last week, the 48 teams had the opportunity to present their original technological innovations to the judges of the global finalists through a 3-minute pitch and a question-and-answer session. Each of the solutions tackled a local or global issue in its competitive category (Earth, Education, Health, or Lifestyle) and was evaluated on its use of Azure technology, accessibility, and inclusion , its commercialization as a business idea and its potential. to have an impact.

The expert judges had the unenviable task of determining 12 winners from these 48 deserving competitors. They reviewed and evaluated the various innovative solutions and identified a winning team in each of the four categories in each region: Americas, Asiaand EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). These 12 teams are each rewarded $2,500 money and $2,500 in Azure Credits and are undeniably winners in their own right given their accomplishments in the 2022 Imagine Cup.

The team with the highest score in each of the three regions wins a $2,500 money and $2,500 in Azure Credits and will now move on to the 2022 World Championship in May 2022 for a chance to win the grand prize of $100,000 and a mentoring session with the President and CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella.

The 2022 Imagine Cup is where passion meets innovation – a place where students can build with like-minded peers around the world to make a difference. Over the past 20 years of the competition, students have created inspiring and inclusive projects using cutting-edge technologies while developing valuable skills along the way. For more information on Imagine Cup, visit https://www.imaginecup.com/.

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