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Moratuwa Uni team wins big at Microsoft Imagine Cup

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Making all Sri Lankans proud, BitMasters, the Moratuwa University Engineering Faculty team taking part in the world finals of Microsoft Imagine Cup 2016, won the second place under the Innovation Category.

The award ceremony was held on Thursday in the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Seattle, with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gracing the event.

Perhaps this could be the biggest win any Sri Lankan team has so far achieved in an international student technology competition.

“We are extremely happy that we were able to take the Sri Lankan flag to the international stage at the biggest student technology competition in the world. We are super excited. Hard work of two years well paid off,” BitMasters said.

The team consists of Lakmal Buddika Meegahapola, Chanaka Lakmal, Chathusha Wijenayake and Charith Eranga.

While Lakmal, Chanaka and Charith are in their third year in the Department of Computer Science, Chathusha is a third-year student of Department of Civil Engineering.

BitMasters presented ‘Amplus’ an intelligent digital signage solution for the competition under the Innovation category, which they believe could revolutionise the global advertising industry.

According to them, the global digital signage business is poised to be a US $ 20 billion industry by 2020.   

Meanwhile, the first place under the innovation category went to team ENTy of Romania and the third place to team HealthX of USA.

Microsoft Imagine Cup 2016 is held under three categories—Games, Innovation and Global Citizenship.

The top three teams in these categories will receive—US $ 50, 000 (first place), US $ 10, 000 (second place) and US $ 5, 000 (third place).

The three first-place winning teams will move on to the Championship round, where one team will be crowned the Imagine cup World Champion, which is scheduled to take place this Friday.

The winning team will have the opportunity to have a one-to-one mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. (Indika Sakalasooriya in Redmond, Seattle)

  Comments - 15

  • usuf Friday, 29 July 2016 02:07 PM

    may God bless u all with long life & good health via DM Android App

    Raaj Friday, 29 July 2016 02:44 PM

    Congratulations Guys ! So proud of you All!

    Arthal Moratu Uni Friday, 29 July 2016 07:13 AM

    Congratulations !!!!!

    Sujani Friday, 29 July 2016 07:23 AM

    So... Do we still need Indian help for our IT sector ???

    Abu Ammar Friday, 29 July 2016 07:24 AM

    Excellent .... via DM Android App

    UniDon Friday, 29 July 2016 07:27 AM

    Congratulations. we are proud of you

    N Haz Friday, 29 July 2016 09:13 AM

    Hope SrI Lankan Government will recognise them and utilized their potential for the development of our Country.

    Thanos Friday, 29 July 2016 09:14 AM

    So proud of you guys! Congratulations! We need more higher educational institutions like the University of Moratuwa.

    Indika Friday, 29 July 2016 09:31 AM

    Welldone ! Congrats ... Whats next ? This country needs to have a proper mechanism to commercialise this idea (and any new local innovation). Isn't it worth targeting a US$ 20 billion market? Good luck !

    suda Friday, 29 July 2016 09:32 AM

    See the value. Government should fund R

    Sammy Friday, 29 July 2016 10:09 AM

    Great achivement and congrats to the team don't loose your head as yet.

    Sri Lankan Friday, 29 July 2016 10:10 AM

    Sumathipala spoke against our Cricketing Legend Murali for coaching the Aussie cricketers but still getting down foreigners to coach our cricketers. Now it has been proved that Sri Lanka has super duper talent in. the IT that beat World class to be second in a open world wide IT Competition. Will the President and PM be silent over this matter as of Murali to the ICC HALL OF FAME and seek Indian support. via DM Android App

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 29 July 2016 12:32 PM

    We always knew that our educating youngters are brilliant; especially Moratuwa Campus Engineering. Congratulations Boys!

    Chux Friday, 29 July 2016 12:34 PM

    Happy for you guys at least you made us proud

    dappan Friday, 29 July 2016 12:49 PM

    congratulated via DM Android App

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