Primary funder name: Cisco
Closing date: 17 Jan 21
Deadline information: We have no information from the funder yet about the next call. Based on past experience, we forecast the deadline to be around January 2021. This call is repeated once a year.
Date added: 11 Nov 19
Award type: Student awards, Prizes
Award amount max: USD 100,000
Award amount min: USD 10,000
Award budget total: USD 300,000
Applications per institution: –
Summary text: This recognizes new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact by student entrepreneurs. Prizes are worth between USD 10,000 and USD 100,000 each.
Full text: Cisco invites applications for its global problem solver challenge. This recognizes new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact by student entrepreneurs. Students and recent alumni from any college or university may apply. Applicants may be current students or those who have graduated after 1 March 2018, teams up to five individuals comprising at least 50 per cent of current students, or recent graduates or businesses which are at least 25 per cent owned by current students or recent graduates. The total budget is USD 300,000. The following prizes are available one grand prize – worth USD 100,000; •one first runner-up – worth USD 75,000; •three second runners-up – worth USD 25,000 each; •four third runners-up – worth USD 10,000 each; •one people’s choice award – worth USD 10,000.
Link to *Research Professional: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/2180076
Disciplines: Virtual Economy; Administrative Big Data & Informatics; Environmental Technology; Ubiquitous Computing; Health & Medical Informatics; Internet & Mobile Technology; Sociology of Science & Technology; Software Engineering; Digital & Interaction Design.