Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge

Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge

Calling Students + Recent Grads • $300,000 in Prizes
How can your new technology solution or service help benefit the economy, society or the environment?

Winners Announced!

Winners

  • Project Vive
    $100,000 Grand Prize

    Project Vive

    Project Vive's Voz Box: There are approximately 4.5 million people with cerebral palsy and ALS who cannot speak. The Voz Box is an affordable and wearable device that can give a voice to the voiceless.
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    There are approximately 4.5 million people with cerebral palsy and ALS who cannot speak. The Voz Box is an affordable and wearable device that can give a voice to the voiceless.

  • DOT LEARN
    $75,000 First Runner Up

    DOT LEARN

    Technology for creating low-bandwidth educational videos: We make video-based online learning work reliably and affordably on cheap smartphones and 2G connections, thereby expanding educational access for people that need it the most.
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    We make video-based online learning work reliably and affordably on cheap smartphones and 2G connections, thereby expanding educational access for people that need it the most.



  • PathVis
    $25,000 Second Runner Up

    PathVis

    Viratect: PathVis is a smartphone-based disease detection platform that can quantitatively measure the level of pathogens in environmental and patient samples with real-time location data.
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    PathVis is a smartphone-based disease detection platform that can quantitatively measure the level of pathogens in environmental and patient samples with real-time location data.



  • Solstice Energy Solutions, Inc.
    $25,000 Second Runner Up

    Solstice Energy Solutions, Inc.

    For millions of people globally who struggle with backup or alternative power sources, SHYFT by Solstice is a hardware/software platform enabling the next generation of distributed energy management.
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    For millions of people globally who struggle with backup or alternative power sources, SHYFT by Solstice is a hardware/software platform enabling the next generation of distributed energy management.



  • Smart Bandage
    $25,000 Second Runner Up

    Smart Bandage

    SmartBandage aims to improve the lives of people suffering from chronic wounds through inkjet printed patented sensors that provide real-time data to monitor early warning signs of chronic wounds.
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    SmartBandage aims to improve the lives of people suffering from chronic wounds through inkjet printed patented sensors that provide real-time data to monitor early warning signs of chronic wounds.

  • BYU Village Pump
    $10,000 Third Runner Up

    BYU Village Pump

    Village Pump: NGO’s don’t realize that, after 10 months of service, the water pumps installed in developing nations go out of commission. Our solution will permanently provide water to the villages that need it.
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    NGO’s don’t realize that, after 10 months of service, the water pumps installed in developing nations go out of commission. Our solution will permanently provide water to the villages that need it.

  • Forest Devices, Inc.
    $10,000 Third Runner Up

    Forest Devices, Inc.

    Forest Devices, Inc. is developing AlphaStroke, the first stroke screening device that can be used by all medical personnel in any environment.

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    Forest Devices, Inc. is developing AlphaStroke, the first stroke screening device that can be used by all medical personnel in any environment.



  • myBalanceSens
    $10,000 Third Runner Up

    myBalanceSens

    Fall prevention through smart glasses: Falls among older adults are one of the leading causes hospitalization, and death. We seek to create smart glasses that will enable users to improve their balance to reduce fall risk.
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    Falls among older adults are one of the leading causes hospitalization, and death. We seek to create smart glasses that will enable users to improve their balance to reduce fall risk.

  • Baby Bloom
    $10,000 Third Runner Up

    Baby Bloom

    Boost Smart Milk Bottle and Mobile Application/Web Platform: Baby Bloom provides simple and effective lactation management. We are an IoT lactation tool that automatically tracks pumped milk production and uses machine learning to personalize lactation plans.
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    Baby Bloom provides simple and effective lactation management. We are an IoT lactation tool that automatically tracks pumped milk production and uses machine learning to personalize lactation plans.

  • ODA Systems
    $10,000 People's Choice

    ODA Systems

    Amadeus-ODA: We're developing a service that efficiently measures lubricant oil quality in machines. Timely oil changes and failure prognosis decrease pollution and economic waste, while boosting productivity.
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    We're developing a service that efficiently measures lubricant oil quality in machines. Timely oil changes and failure prognosis decrease pollution and economic waste, while boosting productivity.