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Microsoft Imagine Cup 2011 Winners Declared

Redmond based Microsoft Corp. has declared the winners of the Imagine Cup Grants program which essentially is a three year long $3 million competitive grant program for student technology as well as social entrepreneurs.

The software giant made this announcement at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting held at Davos, Switzerland. By offering help to the Imagine Cup competitors the grant program focuses on giving opportunity to young innovative minds to create any business or non-profit organisation to shape up as well as share their ideas with the world.

The fortunate recipients of this grants out of a total of 50 teams includes Team Falcon Dev from Ecuador, Team Lifelens from the United States, Team Apptenders from Croatia and Team OaSys from Jordan.

These teams developed various solutions for issues related to health and education, accessibility as well as already used technologies like Windows Phone, Kinect for Xbox 360, Bing Maps and many more.

The grant offers US $75,000 for each of the above teams along with cloud computing services, software, solution provider support, accessibility to various local resources like Microsoft Innovation Centers and also premium Microsoft BizSpark account benefits, reported Daily Disruption.