Winners will be announced on June 29, 2021!
Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2021

$1 Million USD in Prizes

Calling All #TechForGood Startups

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




Current industry solutions for the global marine trash crisis are painful, slow, dangerous, and extremely expensive. Right now, the method used is with paddle boats and nets which takes 4 days to collect just 3km of trash but the trash flow is 4-5 times that capacity. Such mismanagement of trash disproportionately impacts vulnerable communities and the ocean ecosystems that are in desperate need of a solution that is effective. Our solution, Clearbot, is a swarm of trash collecting robots that is 15x cheaper, has 5x more reach, and removes 2x more trash daily. To boot, ClearBot also detects and classifies trash into 64 distinct categories making it easier to assess the impact and improve data generation practices.