More than 1,000 young innovators in Vietnam participated in the local segment of the Imagine Cup 2013 competition, with a team of four students from the VNU University of Engineering and Technology (VNU-UET) clinching the title of this year’s national champions.

Since the first local competition held in 2004, the Imagine Cup competition in Vietnam has seen increased participation from young innovators across the country

One of only six project submissions that made it to the final round of the local competition, eventual winner, Team Bluetooth, developed a game app called ‘Green Haven Game’ that promotes environmental values and encourages different sustainable initiatives. The app was built on Microsoft’s XNA® platform.

Through its engaging play, the Green Haven Game takes the app user through several key stages of sustainability, such as waste sorting, waste reduction and material conservation, material reuse and recycling. To advance its commercial viability, the game app developed by Team Bluetooth runs on a variety of Windows® and Xbox® based operating systems.

Microsoft Vietnam presented Team Bluetooth with their championship title at an awards ceremony held in Hanoi on 18 April. By coming up tops in the local competition, the VNU-UET students will represent Vietnam in the upcoming Imagine Cup 2013 Worldwide Finals, which will take place in July in Russia.

Nguyen Francis Tuan Anh, Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) Lead at Microsoft Vietnam, said, “Since the first local competition was held in Vietnam in 2004, the Imagine Cup has seen increased participation from young innovators across the country. Imagine Cup is only the beginning of a long journey for these aspiring tech entrepreneurs, and we hope the competition has provided them with useful insights into how they can leverage the latest technology to create a positive impact on their local communities.”  

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“We hope that the Imagine Cup competition has provided aspiring tech entrepreneurs with useful insights into how they can leverage the latest technology to create a positive impact on their local communities.”

-  Nguyen Francis Tuan Anh, DPE Lead, Microsoft Vietnam