Winners Announced!
Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019

Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019

$300,000 in Prizes • Calling Students and Recent Grads

How can your innovative technology solution solve the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems?

Strella Biotechnology

Strella Biosensor

Entry Summary: An overview of the problem and solution.
Strella Biotechnology creates biosensing platforms that help eliminate food waste and improve produce quality. 2 out of 5 apples are wasted before they are consumed, mainly in packing and distribution. This is because packers lack access to real-time data on ripeness levels in controlled atmosphere storage rooms, causing poor decision-making and food waste. We solve this problem by installing sensors in storage rooms that selectively detect ethylene and monitor fruits as they ripen.