HEC, Microsoft launch Imagine Cup 2019

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The High Education Commission (HEC) and Microsoft on Tuesday launched Imagine Cup 2019, a global technology competition which is aimed to transform skill development, nurture budding technologists and foster collaborative and innovative spirit.

The winner team from competitions, to be held in different regions of Pakistan, will represent the Country at the upcoming worldwide finals and compete among global teams for a prize of USD $100,000.

“Imagination is not about technology, it is all about us the human beings. It plays a vital role in solving problems and the use of technology is pivotal to materialise imaginations,” the Chairman HEC Dr. Tariq Banuri said while speaking at the Launching Ceremony.

The Microsoft’s Country Manager Abid Zaidi said that Pakistani students are the agents of change and they need the right set of tools to succeed, and that Microsoft wants to empower students and enable them to shape the future.

The ceremony also marked signing of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) between HEC and five Universities for collaboration in functioning of HEC’s EduTV.