Cast Your Vote for the 2019 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Finalists


Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world. The Challenge is open to students and recent alumni from any college or university.

$300,000 USD in prize money will help accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technology, products, and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problems.

Monday, May 6, 2019 – 11:35am

CAMPAIGN: Cisco Impact Area | Innovation


You may vote for as many entries as you like, but you can only vote once per entry. Winners will be announced on May 20, 2019

Stroke is the disease that causes most motor disabilities in the world, 16 million cases each year, 1 each 2 sec., and 87% of survivors are unable to perform daily activities. Common methods has low efficience to treat stroke patients, mainly when they have more than 6 month since stroke (chronic stage), when recovery its almost imperceptible. With Neurobots Method its possible reabilit even the chronic patients with a average hand recovery of more than 30% in just two weeks.
Two main hindrance of aquaculture productivity are land availability and pond quality. The land available to cultivate freshwater and brackish water fishery is diminishing because of rapidly growing population and land conversion. Low pond quality, mainly caused by the lack of dissolved oxygen in the water, kills fishes which will create serious losses for fish farmers. Seeing this, we, Banoo Project, create tools to make smarter fish farms using microbubble generator, IoT, and solar panel.
ReeddiOver 600 million people presently live without access to electricity in Africa and data from the UN shows that over 70 million Nigerians live without steady access to electricity. However, affordable access to clean and reliable energy will unlock national and global opportunities to millions of Nigerians currently living without power. Through our proprietary energy and IoT system, Reeddi sustainably provides clean energy at a price point that every African at large can afford.

Strella BiotechnologyStrella Biotechnology creates biosensing platforms that help eliminate food waste and improve produce quality. 2 out of 5 apples are wasted before they are consumed, mainly in packing and distribution. This is because packers lack access to real-time data on ripeness levels in controlled atmosphere storage rooms, causing poor decision-making and food waste. We solve this problem by installing sensors in storage rooms that selectively detect ethylene and monitor fruits as they ripen.

REALDRIP by TREPLABSManual infusion treatment leads to the death of 500,000 babies and 76,000 pregnant women annually. 1 in 4 people dying from conditions caused by blood clot. Also, 1 in 5 people on blood transfusion and drip have suffered complications because they were given too much or too little fluid, with hundreds potentially dying. REALDRIP device monitors blood transfusion and drip to prevent blood clot and complications during drip treatment by continuously monitoring flow rate and automating the process.