Team X.GLU of the Czech Republic wins 2017 Imagine Cup championship

 |   Suzanne Choney

Team X.GLU of the Czech Republic was crowned the 2017 Imagine Cup World Champion on Thursday, winning a mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, $100,000 in cash, a $125,000 Azure Grant and a trip to the 2018 Build developer conference.

Since its inception 15 years ago, Imagine Cup, Microsoft’s annual global student technology competition, has inspired nearly 2 million students from all over the world to bring their biggest, boldest ideas to life. X.GLU’s project is a combination hardware and Microsoft Azure cloud solution designed to help people with diabetes better cope with the disease’s symptoms.

Second place went to Team Oculogx of the United States, which built a mixed reality app that uses HoloLens and Microsoft Azure to improve the process and experience for locating items in large warehouses. Third place went to Team Nash of Argentina for its project, RESCUE, a Microsoft Azure-powered platform that uses drones to reduce response times during natural disasters. Fourth place went to Team NeuroGate of Canada, which created a solution that uses Microsoft Kinect motion data and machine learning to analyze gait patterns and diagnose potential neurodegenerative diseases.

The road to the World Finals was taken by tens of thousands of students with an idea on how to change the world using code. They then spent months developing their solutions, go-to-market plans and competing in National Finals across the globe, with 54 teams from 39 countries selected to compete in the World Finals.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff