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Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019

Deadline: 11 January 2019

CISCO

Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of its work, Cisco seeks to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy.

With the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital technologies connecting more devices and data than ever before, good ideas now have the ability to make a difference more quickly than ever before – and we’re here to help.

The third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world. The Challenge is open to students and recent alumni from any college or university.

$300,000 USD in prize money will help accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technology, products, and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problems.

Eligible solutions (technologies, products or services) must:

  • Incorporate Internet of Things (IoT) or digital technologies as part of the solution.
  • Have a positive social, environmental or economic impact (e.g. health, education, accessibility, critical human needs (food, water, disaster response/recovery, safety, etc.).

For participants to be eligible, at least half of the team’s members must be students currently enrolled at a post-secondary institution or have received a degree after 1 March 2017.

Prizes

  • $100,000 USD Grand Prize: A single team will be designated the grand prize winner.
  • $75,000 USD First Runner Up: A single team will be designated first runner up.
  • $25,000 USD Second Runners Up: Three teams will be designated the Second Runners Up and will receive $25,000 USD each.
  • $10,000 USD Third Runners Up: Four teams will be designated the Third Runners Up and will receive $10,000 USD each.
  • $10,000 USD People's Choice: The finalist entry that receives the most votes will receive the People’s Choice Award.

Deadline: 11 January 2019

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[Boletín SIUN 420, 13/14 de diciembre de 2018]

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