This year, as a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Microsoft Imagine Cup, Microsoft introduced the most premier and global category of Imagine Cup competition called the EPIC challenge. The EPIC challenge winners got direct entry into Imagine Cup world finals, a $1000 grant, and exclusive project reviews from Microsoft.
The challenge was an online global competition constituting regions of the world as:
Team Omega GIKI participated in this premier challenge under the supervision of Dr. Zahid Halim and the Machin Intelligence Research Group (MInG). Team Omega showcased their FYP in progress called “Mind Braille”, a modernized solution to empower disabled people. Led by Hanzla Javaid (BCS 28), the team is building a generalized and noninvasive brain computing interfacing methodology to help the motor disabled population in navigating routine smartphone activities.
Team Omega stood at 3rd position as runner up in their region EUROPE MIDDLE EAST AFRICA. More than 600 teams applied from the EMEA region, including teams from top universities of the UK, Turkey, France, and Germany.
The first prize winner in the EMEA region is the “ROZ Development team”, also from Pakistan. The ROZ team consists of Jazz group employees. Within Pakistani varsities, GIKI’s Team is the only team that made it to the highly competitive runner-up category. Other runners up include:
Official announcement: Meet the 2022 Imagine Cup Epic Challenge winners – Microsoft Tech Community