Cisco Innovation Grand Challenge

Cisco is seeking innovators, entrepreneurs, developers and researchers to submit disruptive ideas that transform industries and governments, and change the world.

Digital transformation is more than simple connectivity; it is how we enable continuous and disruptive change in businesses, industries, and countries, enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT). For governments, it means improved services and better quality of life for citizens. For industries, it means a more efficient approach and more productivity, among many other benefits. Those new approaches provide more productivity, more efficiencies and greater satisfaction.

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Challenge Categories
Do you have a fantastic new idea? We are looking to reward the best submissions in these areas.

TRANSPORTATION

Will you create a new venture that improves the way we travel?
MANUFACTURING

Does your venture transform manufacturing?
INFRASTRUCTURE

Can you disrupt infrastructure with your ideas around network connectivity, data analytics or more?
SMART CITIES

Can you transform government services and allow citizens to live a better, connected life?
RETAIL

Does your venture improve customer satisfaction and sales by disrupting retail?
CYBERSECURITY

Do you have a venture that makes people, businesses, and communities more secure?
EDUCATION

Do you have a venture that helps students become more productive?
HEALTHCARE

Does your venture transform healthcare across the board?

Past Winner –

CyberFlow Analytics  (San Diego, U.S.A) provides “Anomalytics”

CyberFlow Analytics is focused on delivering continuous cybersecurity monitoring at scale, using network behavioral analytics. Its approach combines predictive analytics, threat intelligence, and advanced visualization. In a recent smart city deployment, CyberFlow Analytics was able to catch new forms of malware never seen before, employee policy violations, and other anomalies pertaining to critical infrastructure (SCADA) networks.

Schedule

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS – MAY 24  TO  AUG 31

Entries judged based the following factors:

  • Customer value
  • Market opportunity and potential for growth
  • Disruptive nature and uniqueness from the competition
  • Fit with Cisco and/or partners business strategy
  • Likelihood of succes
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE – AUG 31
All entries for the 2016 Challenge must be submitted via the website by the end of day on August 31st
SEMIFINALISTS ANNOUNCED – SEP 27
  • Fifteen semifinalists move on to the next phase of the Challenge
SEMIFINALISTS COMPETE – SEP 27 TO OCT 9

Activities include the following from the semifinalists:

  • Pitch Deck
  • Business Canvas
  • Evidence of Working Prototype / Proof of Concept/Product
  • 5 minute vide
SEMIFINALS END – OCT 9
  • All semifinalists activities must conclude by the end of day on October 9th
 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED – OCT 25
  • Six finalists move on to the live competition phase of the Challenge
FINALISTS COMPETE – OCT 25 TO NOV 9
  • Judges may request additional information from finalists
  • 5 minute investor pitch and Q&A in front of live panel of judges
 WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT WEB SUMMIT IN LISBON – NOV 9

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