The next Challenge launches on October 27, 2020. Check back then for expanded eligibility and prize offerings.

$350,000 in Prizes

Calling Students and Recent Grads

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

India Impact 2020

In 2020, we are offering a special regional Global Problem Solver Challenge: India Impact prize. A total of $50,000 USD in prizes will be awarded to Indian social entrepreneurs. Teams will be eligible for the India Impact prizes if their team members are current students or recent graduates of an Indian post-secondary institution, and their solution must be focused on a social or environmental problem that affects India. For full eligibility requirements, please refer to the Rules. To apply you must submit your solution by January 17, 2020 at 5pm PT.

Special Prizes

  • $25,000 USD India Impact Grand Prize

    A single team will be designated the India Impact grand prize winner.

  • $10,000 USD India Impact Runners-Up

    Two teams will be designated runners-up and will receive $10,000 USD each.

  • $5,000 USD India Impact People's Choice Award

    The finalist entry that receives the most votes will receive the People's Choice Award.

CareNX: Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2018 Grand Prize Winner

CareNX, the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2018 Grand Prize winner, is an inspiring example of an Indian technology startup who is already making tremendous impact. According to the World Health Organization, an expectant mother dies every 10 minutes in India, and 60% of those deaths can be prevented. CareNX is providing care to 35,000 expectant mothers in India, and saving lives.