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Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge

This annual social entrepreneurship challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from early-stage entrepreneurs around the world.

Prize funds help accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technology, products, and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problems. Since 2017, the challenge has awarded US$3.25 million in prizes to 78 early-stage startups from 25 different countries. Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge winners for 2022 include:

Grand Prize

Drop Access

Regional First Runner-Up: Americas


Regional First Runner-Up: APJC


Regional First Runner-Up: EMEA


Second Runners-Up

WonderTree Positive Carbon M-SCAN

People's Choice Award


Cisco Employees' Choice Award


Climate Impact and Regeneration Prize

A2P Energy Solution Private Limited

Climate Impact and Regeneration Prize Runners-Up

Katchi Technologies Unergy Farm to Flame Energy Working Trees

HBCU Startup Prize

Salveo Innovations