Apply CISCO Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019


Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 1119

Opportunity Description

About The Challenge

This challenge is organised to recognize new innovative solutions from students and recent graduates around the world that enhance the use of technology for social impact.

If you have a new innovation in technology that effect the social life globally you are most welcome to this challenge.

Deadline: January 11, 2019


This Challenge will provide 5 prize with $300,000 value to the 5 best challengers and innovators.

  • First team: $100,000 Grand Prize
  • Second team: $75,000 First Runner Up
  • Third Team: $25,000 Second Runner Up
  • 4th Team: $10,000 Third Runner Up
  • 5th Team: $10,000 Peoples’ Choice,


The team who get the most votes will be awarded the final prize.

Additionally, the winners will gain the opportunity to globally recognized.

Important dates: 

  • Deadline: Jan 11, 2019
  • Semi-finalist: Feb 25 – March 29, 2019
  • Finalists announcement: April 29, 2019
  • People Choice close: may 17, 2019
  • Winners Announcement; May 20, 2019


The solution should use digital technology to positively impact society or the environment, consider entering in the areas of critical human needs such as water, food security, healthcare, financial inclusion, education etc.

  • Half of your team members must be Students in post Secondary institutions or have received a post-secondary degree after march 2017
  • Individuals and team members should not be under 18 years of age.
  • Recent graduated students can also apply
  • Your must be owned %25 of the business, if you are entering in a business.
  • Your social solution must have a positive social /economic or environmental impact.

How to Apply

You must apply online as an individual or as a team member. Your team must have minimum 5 members and your team leader must apply first.

Apply Online

For more information please visit the CISCO Innovation Challenge

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