Azerbaijan joins Microsoft Imagine Cup

Welcoming the changes and innovations at all times, Nar supported a project, which successfully completed its final round.

NoObs team won the national final of Microsoft Imagine Cup, initiated jointly by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the High Tech Park and the Microsoft Azerbaijan Company, and passed successfully the international semifinals.

The team has successfully represented Azerbaijan in the last round – the final organized in US city of Seattle.

Azerbaijan was represented for the first time at this competition that took place with the participation of 33 teams from various countries of the world.

The students of the Baku State University and the Khazar University – Nizami Ismaylov, Arif Movsumzade, Fidan Rustamova and Ulviyya Rustamova that formed the NoObs team came in 2nd with their highly appreciated Spinal project presented in the Innovation nomination at this competition.

Thanks to special Bluetooth sensors and phones based on Windows Phone 8, the project is designed to help people to control their posture and prevent the consequences of wrong spinal position while they are sitting, walking, working etc.

Azerbaijani representatives have been solemnly awarded the prize in the Microsoft HQ in Redmond.

In order to participate in the contest, the applicants were required to develop some original game to be applied on Microsoft Windows game platforms, present the innovative program draft or elaborate additional prototype that can address difficult problems of contemporary period for Microsoft Technologies basis.

The main purpose in holding the competition was to develop an innovative thinking ability among students and reveal local talents. It is a priority for Nar to extend its support to such intellectual competitions that highlight intellectual and thinking skills and attach always a high importance to science, education, progress and innovations.