Editor, Microsoft on the Issues
At the Social Innovation Summit today, Microsoft announced the winners of the second annual Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants program, a three-year, $3 million competitive grant program that provides students with funding and support to help transform their projects into social enterprises or nonprofits that will address a specific social issue. Below is a photo of Team StethoCloud from Australia. Its members include (left to right) Kim Ramchen, Hon Weng Chong, Andrew Lin and Mahsa Salehi. The team took the second place grant consisting of a US$75,000 cash award for their solution that will help diagnose childhood pneumonia.
The Imagine Cup Grants program is part of the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative, which aims to create opportunities for 300 million youth during the next three years.