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CJ Signs MOU with Microsoft Korea to Jointly Hold ‘2016 Imagine Cup’
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CJ Signs MOU with Microsoft Korea to Jointly Hold ‘2016 Imagine Cup’
  • By sara
  • December 22, 2015, 01:45
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(Left) Kang Myung-shin, the Head of Culture Creative Fusion Center, Choi Ki Young, the Vice President (COO) of Microsoft Korea, Huh Min-Hoi, the Promotion Leader of CJ Creative Economy, Park Yong-ho, the Director of Seoul Creative Economy InnovationCenter
(Left) Kang Myung-shin, the Head of Culture Creative Fusion Center, Choi Ki Young, the Vice President (COO) of Microsoft Korea, Huh Min-Hoi, the Promotion Leader of CJ Creative Economy, Park Yong-ho, the Director of Seoul Creative Economy InnovationCenter

 

The Imagine Cup 2016: Korea Finals will be jointly hosted by CJ Corporation and participated in by Creative Economy & Innovation Centers across the nation.

CJ Corp., Microsoft Korea, the Seoul Creative Economy and Innovation Center, and the Culture Creative Convergence Center signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the Microsoft Korea office building in Gwanghwamun on Dec. 21 to jointly hold the Imagine Cup 2016: Korea Finals. Accordingly, the Imagine Cup Korea next year will be jointly hosted by CJ Corp. and Microsoft Korea, jointly organized by Seoul Creative Economy and Innovation Center and Culture Creative Convergence Center, and jointly participated in by Creative Economy and Innovation Centers in the country.

CJ has established and supports the Culture Creative Convergence Center in Sangam-dong, Seoul, which establishes the foundation of the industrial ecosystem so that it can plan global convergence content and distribute them. Also, it supports the Seoul Creative Economy and Innovation Center, the 16th creative economy center to open in the nation in July, part of government efforts to create a creative economy.

With the latest agreement, CJ and Microsoft Korea have agreed to cooperate in the smooth operation of the Imagine Cup 2016: Korea Finals. More specifically, they will collaborate in hosting the entire event, such as event operation, promotion and equipment support. In particular, Microsoft Korea and the Seoul Creative Economy and Innovation Center have decided to cooperate with Creative Economy and Innovation Centers across the nation to encourage the nation’s students and developers to participate in the event through the medium of the regional creative economy and innovation centers.

The Imagine Cup is the world’s largest global IT competition and IT festival for students worldwide, sponsored and hosted by Microsoft Corp. Any students over the age of 16 can take part in the competition and can cooperate in various sectors to exchange creativity, passion and technologies. The Imagine Cup 2016 Worldwide Finals will be held in the U.S. in July, and Korean national players will be selected in the Imagine Cup 2016: Korea Finals in March next year.

For questions about the Imagine Cup, please contact its official email address (imaginecupkr@microsoft.com).