In partnership with Rio de Janeiro’s city and state governments, Cisco is establishing a foundation that will help Rio to position itself as a smart, connected and innovative city. Through the Innovation Legacy program, Cisco and the IoE Innovation Center will partner with local organizations and companies to deliver core networks and smart urban solutions. This will create a transformational experience for both visitors and citizens during the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and will leave a legacy long after the event is over.
It will also be explored partnerships with global and local organizations to develop programs to incentivize entrepreneurship and promote Rio as an innovation hub. With the combined power of technology, human innovation, local collaboration and the passion inspired by the Games, the Innovation Center will deliver a significant impact and be a key catalyst in advancing the transformation of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil.