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Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2022

$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?


SMILE SMart last-mILE Cooling System by IDEABATIC

Pre COVID-19, 20 million children still lacked basic vaccinations. Globally, 20-50% of vaccines are wasted. What's worse, some remote areas report 86% wastage. At least $1B is wasted every year. A major reason is that during the last-mile delivery, vaccines become too hot or too cold.  Existing solutions are cool boxes which either freeze vaccines or last barely a day. Human error also accelerates spoilage. Our solution is SMILE: a patented, SMart, last-mILE cooling system. SMILE is the only vaccine carrier that reduces human error and spoilage. It is fool-proof, lasts for 3-6 days without power and monitors and displays the remaining cool-life. SMILE will also benefit clinical trials, end-to-end logistics and critical cold-chains worldwide.