May 11, 2017

Congratulations to the students
for an awesome show.

Congratulations to the students for an awesome show.
It has been a terrific year for Academia Accelerator. SHOWCASE, a half-day event, was held at Microsoft India Development Center, Hyderabad Campus, on May 11, 2017. It was the culmination of all Hackathons held at top engineering colleges in India through the Microsoft Academia Accelerator program in 2016-17. The top three teams of each Hackathon visited the Microsoft Campus at Hyderabad and showcased their projects to senior Microsoft leaders and employees.

It was a big deal!

The invited students:

  • Visited Microsoft’s only campus in India, at Hyderabad
  • Take a virtual tour of the campus.
  • Showcased their work to Microsoft leadership and gained valuable learnings
  • Networked with some of the best technical minds—in Microsoft and among peer student developers
  • Won cool prizes
  • Gained lots of visibility
Projects showcased at the event

Thirty seven projects from 15 colleges made it to codefundo SHOWCASE. We are proud to share that two of these projects - Negative Time from BITS Pilani and NehruKeLaunde from IIT Kharagpur - made waves in Microsoft India Imagine Cup by bagging the first and fourth position respectively. SHOWCASE Winners

  • Joint Winner
    IIT Kanpur

    SongTrain, Web

    A web app to create Karaoke tracks from songs and a platform where users can assess their singing abilities.

  • Joint Winner
    BITS Pilani
    Negative Time

    Content Rectifier, Web + Chrome App

    Content moderation solution built as a browser extension to keep children away from adult, racist and negative web content. Parents can monitor and control web activities through Facebook bot as well.

  • Runner-up
    BITS Pilani
    Infinite Loop

    Together Play, Google Play

    Android app which plays synchronized music in multiple devices. Can also be used for short range audio communication over Wifi direct. SHOWCASE Popular Choice Winner and Top Media Coverage SHOWCASE Finalists

  • Anna University

    System (RoGS), Web + Windows

    An accessibility solution with a gesture controlled robot which operates on users gestures and picks up items detected through OCR.

  • Anna University

    Login once, Web + Chrome App

    A cross browser extension which enables seamless browsing experience on various browsers by importing and exporting browser cookies

  • Anna University

    Opinio, Web

    A web app built using Cognitive Services on Twitter and news source data to prepare real-time analysis of famous personalities.

  • BITS Pilani

    SongTrain, Web + Windows

    Windows app which makes your media player smart by introducing gesture control through advanced Image Processing.

  • IIIT Hyderabad

    Clothifier, Web

    Edge plugin to automatically let you try out new clothes on shopping websites.


    Jobs4Her, Google Play

    Targeted for women users who would want to find work from home opportunity without compromising privacy and security.


    Nowound, Web + Windows

    Assistive solution built using Kinect which helps users control their computer and gaming consoles without a controller.


    Memento, Google Play

    Memory assistant solution built on Android using Cognitive Services. An always on assistant which sees and listens to the world around you and logs important information which you can search and analyze later.

  • IIT Bombay

    CheerBot, Web + Bot

    Conversational bot to fight depression and anxiety and cheer one up by providing motivation through quotes, images, short stories, etc.

  • IIT Bombay

    Dynamic Dialer, Google Play

    Android predictive dialer which gives suggestions based on usage data. Uses Azure ML and BOT framework.

  • IIT Bombay

    LendIt, Web

    Web app that creates a community for lending and borrowing commodities such as books, movie CDs etc.

  • IIT Delhi

    Google Play, Web

    A game based on solving puzzles by changing the perspective between front and side view. Built using Unity while Kinect is used to control the character and the perspective.

  • IIT Delhi

    Campus Bot, Web + Bot

    A one stop solution for all campus needs that students and faculty can use. Built using Microsoft Bot Framework, the chatbot is available on various chat platforms. This can be trained for every campus using an admin dashboard.

  • IIT Delhi

    CapThatPic, Web

    Generate picture captions that match your favorite song lyrics by your favourite artist. A web app built using Cognitive Services and Musixmatch’s API.

  • IIT Guwahati

    Transcriber, Web + Windows

    Built on top of Microsoft cognitive services speech API, Transcriber helps generate MoM automatically by analysing speech during the meeting and adding action items for individual participants

  • IIT Guwahati

    Jon Knows, Office App

    An AI powered smart assistant for MS Word which helps improve content by analyzing content real time and providing suggestions.

  • IIT Guwahati

    Pianofy, Web

    Makes learning music fun by converting a song file in MP3 format into MIDI files which can be used to identify notes.

  • IIT Jodhpur

    Safe, Google Play

    Android lock screen app which takes users security and privacy to next level using some nifty features that enable controlled guest access while keeping the admin access smart.

  • IIT Kanpur

    River, Google Play

    A financial assistant to help you track goals and a vendor platform to match offers related to achieved goals.

  • IIT Kanpur

    AMR Systems, Google Play

    An API for desktop apps to fetch and fuse sensor data from Android Phone to detect motion

  • IIT Kharagpur

    Chhuk-Chhuk, Web + Bot

    Chat Bot for Indian Railway services. Works on multiple platforms, supports Hindi as one of the working languages and powered by Bot Framework, Cognitive Services and LUIS.

  • IIT Kharagpur

    Whitecane, Google Play

    Accessibility solution for visually impaired users though image based voice guided navigation. Identifies objects in real world and answers user’s question to identify people, obstacles and objects. Powered by Microsoft Cognitive Services and Google Now.

  • IIT Kharagpur

    Unnati, Google Play

    Android app for farmers to identify crop diseases by clicking a picture of infected leaves. Also a marketplace for farmers to find helpful information to buy and sell Agro products.

  • IIT Madras

    BrainWorks, Web

    Deep learning algorithm to perform semantic segmentation on CT scan volumes to detect Parenchyma and liver tumor.

  • IIT Madras

    Cook-To-Do, Google Play

    Cooking app which collects recipes from the web and presents them in a systematic work flow. Uses NLP and text analytics to generate recipe flow.

  • IIT Madras

    Kinectick DJ, Web + Windows

    Kinect powered virtual DJ which provides an immersive music mixing experience.

  • IIT Roorkee

    VRoom, Google Play

    A VR application to provide open standards in education free of cost all around the world. The teacher will use Kinect to teach the students. Student will experience a 3-D Virtual Classroom through Oculus Rift.

  • IIT Roorkee

    Vocaboo, Google Play

    An android app made for learning vocabulary effectively. It will be synced with the smart watch. Users can post their own words or like others. Users will get feeds of words directly on their watch after a certain period of time.

  • IIT Roorkee

    Skip The Queue, Google Play

    A Bluetooth beacon based solution built on Android to manage queues at public service places like ATM, hospital etc

  • MIT Manipal

    Hello_Friend, Web + Bot

    A platform independent smart assistant that works without an internet connection.

  • MIT Manipal

    Linguist, Web

    A web app built using NLP techniques. Helps learn a new language by providing an immersive reading experience and feedback using gamification.

  • NIT Warangal

    Questioner, Web

    Django-based web app which generates questions from any article/paragraph from the web using NLP and Microsoft Cognitive Services. Useful for teachers and self-learners

  • NITK Surathkal

    Notes Nearby, Web

    A crowd-sourced geo-tagged notes application built for Android and iOS.