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I thought you might interested to see just how flat the World has become. The Cisco I-Prize was intended to be a global competition to comb the globe for the best and brightest innovators. We truly believe that innovation exists everywhere and that by collaborating globally we can build a HUGE new business together.So how has it turned out so far?We have participants from 66 Countries on 6 continents and 38 states in the US. Here’s the full list:

Argentina

India

Peru

Australia

Indonesia

Philippines

Austria

Iran

Poland

Bahrain

Ireland

Portugal

Bangladesh

Israel

Qatar

Belarus

Jamaica

Romania

Bulgaria

Japan

Russian Federation

Canada

Jordan

Saudi Arabia

China

Kazakhstan

Serbia

Colombia

Korea (South)

Singapore

Costa Rica

Kuwait

South Africa

Croatia (Hrvatska)

Latvia

Spain

Czech Republic

Malaysia

Sri Lanka

Egypt

Mexico

Sweden

El Salvador

Moldova

Switzerland

Finland

Morocco

Thailand

Germany

Myanmar

Turkey

Great Britain (UK)

Netherlands

Ukraine

Greece

Nigeria

United Arab Emirates

Guatemala

Oman

United Kingdom

Hong Kong

Pakistan

United States

Hungary

Paraguay

Zambia

There are some notable countries missing… so with your help, let’s encourage innovators from new countries to join the competition. Let them know about this contest, the prize and the opportunity. I’ll keep you updated on our progress!

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12 Comments.


  1. Participating is easy…. fill in the registration form, agree to the Terms and Conditions and you are entered! We’re up to 90 countries so far!

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  2. Pakistan sholud participate in the CISCO prize awards bcoz Pakistan is a big importer of Cisco products and there are many procfessionals of cisco product in Pakistan.

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  3. Hi David, If I envite some countries, how they join?Thanks,Remar

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  4. Lolita Narag-Layugan

    This would be a great opportunity too all people so that collaboration of great and excellent ideas that would improve more on the topics that was intended.A great move for Cisco to develop and innovate more things for the betterment of the society as a whole.Keep it up!Great Move…….lorie

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  5. Pablo Brenner

    You have Uruguay now ;)

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  6. How can we participate from Venezuela?

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  7. Gregory Wolfe

    Can you state how many participants from each country?

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  8. Here’s a link to the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunicationshttp://www.itl.ee/english/general/index.aspMaybe they can get the word out.”

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  9. Karthik SkandaKumar

    Hi David,I’m not sure if you got these questions earlier but I just wanter to know…What about the IPR related matters of the proposed idea? Is this a competition or a open invitation to identify potential avenues for venture capitalism?

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  10. KarthikThis is absolutely a competition and we fully expect to create a new emerging technology business with Billion dollar revenue potential with the winning team. As you may have read we already have 4 emerging technology businesses in the market and a number of businesses incubating, all of which we sourced internally. We started the Cisco I-Prize because we believe that there is a lot of innovative thinking in the world that the power of the Network can bring together to make even more powerful.With respect to IPR, I’ll refer you to the Cisco I-Prize Terms and Conditions.thanksDavid

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  11. Chris Herbert

    Hey David,Which countries do we want added to the list?Best wishes,Chris.

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  12. Good question… I’d love to see people from as many countries as possible compete. Looking at the list there are a few surprising omissions… France and Norway for example. Estonia is a very tech savvy nation but no one there has registered. There are others… Hopefully we can all reach out and help spread the word. I’ll keep updating everyone as we progress.

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