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?


.lumen - glasses for the blind


Currently, there are 40 million blind individuals, increasing to over 100 million by 2050. However, with all the technological advancements, the only two solutions when it comes to the mobility of the blind are the guide dog and the walking cane. The guide dog is unanimously seen as a great solution, but due to multiple drawbacks (high training cost, very difficult maintenance), there are only 28 thousand guide dogs to 40 million blind. .lumen builds technological glasses that replicate the main advantages of a guide dog, and then some, in a package that can easily be replicated, maintained, and used. A solution for the other 39,980,000 blind individuals who can't benefit from enhanced mobility.