cisco CASE STUDY
As the largest networking company in the world, Cisco has been an outspoken thought leader in the field of corporate innovation. Cisco thinks about innovation as a core business strategy- where ideas and solutions are developed with entrepreneurs, innovators and Cisco employees themselves.
Cisco’s Innovation Grand Challenge
A global initiative that allows the company not only access to thousands of promising ideas, but also creates a pipeline for potential investment and collaboration.
three winners win a share of USD $250,000 in prize money.
was the year Cisco launched its 3rd open call for innovations seeking technologies and solutions on digital platforms that can transform countries, companies and cities.
fifteen semifinalists traveled to Lisbon to pitch live as part of the Web Summit, where a panel of judges selected winners
in addition winners received access to Cisco's Innovation Centers, mentorship and connections to Cisco's network of partners and investors for collaboration and funding opportunities.
developed program website & all marketing communications
coordinated the external evaluation process
sourced startups for the program
in prize money