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Cisco — Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 5, 2019 from Brazil
Expires on December 16, 2019
Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge logo
Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge logo

The Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020 is a worldwide search for early stage technology-enabled solutions and services that can enable economic development and/or benefit society and/or the environment.

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 March 1, 2018.

Why should you participate? In addition to a cash infusion to develop your solution, it will be reviewed by Cisco technology experts and high-profile judges. You’ll receive peer and industry validation for your solution, as well as have a great opportunity for global recognition and publicity.

On March 11, 2020, Semi-Finalists will be invited via email to submit a more detailed proposal.

$350,000 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.

Utilize This Offer

Cisco is looking for innovative technology solutions from student entrepreneurs around the world that solve the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems.

You must upload all materials and submit them before January 17, 2020 at 5pm PT.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 05
Nov 05

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these storiies too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Anita Shrestha
Nov 06
Nov 06


Jill Langhus
Nov 06
Nov 06

Thanks, Ana.