The GUtech Beta Team is the winner of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2017. The Computer Science team composed of two GUtech students from the Computer Science Department, Alya Al-Shanfari and Hana Al-Raisi, as well as an Omani inventor, Sultan Al-Subhi, won the first prize for their project Bee, an app that is connected with Beacons technology for retail shops which aims to enhance the shopping experience and understand the context of the environment of the shopper.
The competition was held at Hormuz Grand Hotel under the patronage of Sheikh Talal Said Marhoon al Mamari, chief executive officer of Omantel.
The Microsoft Imagine Cup is a global technology competition that aims to deliver educational, entrepreneurial and employment opportunities for youth by acquiring critical skills. The GUtech winning team Beta will participate in the Imagine Cup MEA semifinals in Lebanon in May.