Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019

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Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019

Cisco Systems Networking Hardware Company is pleased to announce the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019. This competition is open to individuals and teams of students or recent alumni from any college or university.

The Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019 is a worldwide search for early-stage technology-enabled solutions and services that can enable economic development and/or benefit society and/or the environment.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • This Contest is open and offered only to individuals age eighteen (18) years or older at the time of registration (Individual Participant)
  • teams of up to five individuals age eighteen (18) years or older at the time of registration (Team Participant), and
  • legal business entities (Business Entity Participant) satisfying the following requirements:
    • Individual Participant. Individuals must be either
      • current students at any post-secondary institution, or
      • recent graduates who completed a post-secondary degree after March 1, 2017.
    • Team Participant. A minimum of fifty percent (50%) of the individual members comprising a team must be either
      • current students at any post-secondary institution, or
      • recent graduates who completed a post-secondary degree after March 1, 2017.
    • Business Entity Participant. Business entities must be at least 25 percent (25%) owned by
      • current students at any post-secondary institution, and/or
      • recent graduates who completed a post-secondary degree after March 1, 2017. Business Participants may be required, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to provide proof of business ownership for verification purposes.

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To participate in the competition applicants need to do register through the given link:
https://gps2019.skild.com/skild2/gps2019/registerLeader.action

Rules:

  • Participants may only submit one Entry.
  • Participants are responsible for any costs or expenses associated with preparing and submitting an Entry.
  • All Entries suspected of violating intellectual property rights, or any local or country law(s) will be ineligible.
  • Participants assume all risk of damaged, lost, late, incomplete, invalid, incorrect or misdirected Entries.
  • All Entries (and related information) shall be deemed collected and judged in the United States of America.
  • You can participate as an individual or as part of a team. Teams may have a maximum of 5 members.
  • Individuals, or at least half of a team’s members, must be currently enrolled as students or have received a degree (undergraduate or graduate) after March 1, 2017.
  • If you are registering as part of a team, your team leader will need to register first and then you can register using your email address.
  • For detailed eligibility requirements, visit Rules page.

Submission Requirements:

To prepare your submission you will need to complete an online questionnaire which will cover the following topics:

  • Defining the problem you are solving
  • Explaining the solution, including:
    • Its benefits and how it uses IoT or digital technologies
    • How it is unique and will be taken to market
    • Risks associated with the solution
    • 90-second pitch video of team member(s) explaining the solution
  • Additional supporting documentation:
    • Contact information for the faculty advisor
    • Proof of eligibility (student or degree status)

Benefits:

  • One (1) Grand Prize of $100,000 USD
  • One (1) Second Place Prize of $75,000 USD
  • Three (3) Third Place Prizes of $25,000 USD each
  • Four (4) Fourth Place Prizes of $10,000 USD each
  • One (1) People’s Choice Award of $10,000 USD

Application Deadline:

This contest opens on October 23, 2018, at 12:00 am Pacific Time and ends on January 11, 2019, at 5:00 pm Pacific Time.

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