Lobachevsky University students to represent Russia at the international technology competition
Sergey Blintsov, Roman Vyunov and Anastasia Tikhonova, students of the UNN Institute of Information Technologies, Mathematics and Mechanics have won the competition for entering the international regional finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2020 technology competition.
Over 100 teams from 42 countries of Europe, Central Asia and Africa took part in the contest. The project of Lobachevsky University IITMM students "MeCare" entered the top 10 and was admitted to the finals, which will be held from March 8 to March 12 in Amsterdam. "MeCare" is a project aimed at primary screening of malignant skin neoplasms that can be performed at home.
In the finals, students will compete for the prizes worth more than $25,000 and for the access to the World Finals. This year, only one team from Russia made it to the international regional finals. In total, over 2 million persons from more than 100 countries took part in the selection round.
The winners of the regional finals will go to the World Finals traditionally held in Seattle (USA). The winner of the World Finals will receive $100,000 in digital currency of the Microsoft Azure service and will meet with Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO.