Inspired by Crowdsourcing, Imagine Cup Solve This Enables Students to Help IGOs, NGOs and Nonprofits

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Inspired by Crowdsourcing, Imagine Cup Solve This Enables Students to Help IGOs, NGOs and Nonprofits

Microsoft invites students to solve real-world problems with technology
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Today, Microsoft launched Imagine Cup Solve This, a new program to provide inspiration for students looking to help solve the world’s toughest problems through technology. IGOs, NGOs and non-profits will now be able to crowd-source ideas from brilliant and passionate students competing in the Microsoft’s global tech competition, the Imagine Cup, to develop solutions that address their needs.

Monday, November 22, 2010 - 12:45pm

CAMPAIGN: Microsoft YouthSpark

CONTENT: Press Release

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 22, 2010 Microsoft Corp. today announced Imagine Cup Solve This, a new program to provide inspiration for students looking to help solve the world’s toughest problems. In the spirit of “crowdsourcing,” intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and nonprofits now will be able to seek the help of the brilliant and passionate students competing in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, the world’s premier student technology competition, to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems. Global IGOs and NGOs including NetHope, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Programme on Youth, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and local New York City nonprofit the Robin Hood Foundation are among the first organizations to participate.  
 
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CAMPAIGN: Microsoft YouthSpark

CONTENT: Press Release