Team Gravity from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife in the category of software design who designed a healthcare solution called SwiftER , an application aimed at improving the response of Medical, Security and other services to emergency situations will fly Nigerian flag in Sydney, Austrailia in July 2012 for this year’s Microsoft software competition.
However, 13 teams had competed during a challenging day of presentations which brought together students from universities across the country. Team Gravity is made up of Oludayo Alli and Timileyin Okoya, will go on to compete in the Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals Austrailia this summer.
“We are thrilled! To have won this year’s National competition – and to have the opportunity to represent our country at Worldwide Imagine Cup along some of the brightest young minds – is an honour,” Oludayo Alli said, adding that, “And we’re thappy for the the opportunity to compete with students from around the globe who, like us, are passionate about making a difference in the world.”
Inspired by real problems facing the country, each of the 13 competitors were honoured for their work to address some of Nigeria’s toughest challenges. While Team Infinitude designed “Reinvented” to address education issues, Team TechInnovations created “EyeOn” to solve medical issues, etc.
“From a software solution designed to “reinvent” education, to an application aimed at improving the response of medical, security and other services to emergency situations, the imagination and creativity applied to some of the country’s toughest problems at this year’s competition was inspiring,” Oyeshina Oyetosho, Developer and Platform Evangelism Lead, Microsoft Nigeria, said.
He added that, “We’re proud to honour these young students who we believe truly exemplify the spirit of the Imagine Cup competition, and we’ll be cheering team Team Gravity on as they compete on the world stage in Sydney.”