Eligibility Requirements:

  • For participants to be eligible, at least half of the team’s members must be students currently enrolled at a post-secondary institution or have received a after March 1, 2016.
  • If entering as a business entity, at least 25% of the business must be owned by individuals that meet the above qualifications. Individual students and recent grads may also apply.
  • Eligible solutions (technologies, products or services) must:
    • Incorporate IoT/digitization as part of the solution
    • Have a positive social, environmental or economic impact (e.g. health, education, accessibility, critical human needs (food, water, disaster response/recovery, safety, etc.)



  • $100,000 USD Grand

    A single team will be designated the grand winner.

  • $75,000 USD First Runner Up

    A single team will be designated first runner up.

  • $25,000 USD Second Runners Up

    Three teams will be designated the Second Runners Up and will receive $25,000 USD each.

  • $10,000 USD Third Runners Up

    Four teams will be designated the Third Runners Up and will receive $10,000 USD each.

  • $10,000 USD People’s Choice

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


  • Applications Close Jan 12 at 5 PM PT

  • Semi-finalists Invited to Submit

  • Semi-finalist Submissions Close

  • Finalists Announced and People’s Choice Voting Opens

  • People’s Choice Voting Closes

  • Winners Announced

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2018

Application Deadline: January 12th

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