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Nigerian Team Humane, 15 others qualify for 2016 Imagine World Cup

Team Humane from the University of Ife, Nigeria has qualified alongside 15 others for the Microsoft Imagine Cup World finals, slated for Seattle next month, reports ITRealms.

The finals scheduled between July 26 and 29, ITRealms gathered, would see Team Humane Nigeria under the world citizenship category present the group’s ingenious app designed to help the visually impaired navigate their smart phones.

Other teams in the world championship category include Team YuuySingapore; Team Home Guardians; Team Derma Track; Team Amanda-Greece; Team Medcases- Hungary; Team Psyllosoft; Team Boneycare – China; Team VRMotion- Germany; Team Another Team- Ecuador; Team EyeUs- Mexico; The Humane Team- Nigeria; Team Night Watch-Tunisia; and, Team Ishoo – Tawain.  

Another category in the competition is Games and the finalists include, which have  Team None Developers-Indonesia; Team PH21Thailand; Team Tower Ups-Brazil; Team Vanguard-Bahrain; Team Digital Interactive-South Africa; Team shooting Star Studio-Spain; Team Infinite Pizza-Russia; and, Team Studio Attic South Korea.

The third category in the competition, ITRealms reports is Innovation, including Team Black Ai-Australia; Team Clove- New Zealand; Team Bit Master-Sri Lanka; Team ENTy-Romania; Team KinectGarten Hong Kong; Team Bionic Scope Japan, Team ImeiDB Guatemala; Team BasiliskTunisia; Team AnalytiKids –Turkey; Team Healthx-United States; and, Team Dark Side Ducks- Italy

A press statement from Microsoft, noted this year, 35 teams will bring their unique visions for the future to Seattle to compete in the Imagine Cup World Finals, stressing that the journey to the world finals began last August, when students started to form their teams at schools all across the globe.

Also, Microsoft said that to get to this point, over 150 top teams from National Finals events went on to the  World Semifinals, where they were judged by a global panel of Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), industry experts and Microsoft staff.  

ITRealms further gathered that at the World Finals, the remaining teams will compete to be crowned as the champions in their respective categories and the chance to win $50,000. Then, one team will go on to win the coveted Imagine Cup and the grand prize, a private mentoring session with Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella.

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