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Start your Innovation Engine: Cisco I-Prize Returns!

January 27, 2010 - 1 Comment

We’re thrilled to announce that Cisco is launching its second global I-Prize competition. Building on the tremendous interest we garnered the last go around, we are calling all innovators, entrepreneurs, technologists and free thinkers to help us identify the next big idea!

The new I-Prize is very similar to the first one – a global competition open to all, an opportunity to interact and collaborate with like-minded innovators around the world and a grand prize of $250,000.  Register now

We’re looking for an idea that will take Cisco into a big new market opportunity, an area where we can develop disruptive technology to transition an entire market – and we want your help.  The winner of the initial I-Prize, Team AKS, stood out from the other 2,500 competitors from 104 countries because they identified a sizeable market ripe for re-invention (energy management), created a compelling technology solution and pulled together a great team that collaborated efficiently.

We’ve made a few improvements.  This time we’re soliciting ideas in four key areas:

  • The future of work
  • The connected life
  • New ways to learn
  • The future of entertainment

Participants will use of some of our latest collaboration solutions, such as Cisco Pulse, Show and Share alongside WebEx and TelePresence to foster greater collaboration around the world.   We made our site more social and interactive with a new reputation-based “idea market”, some fun prizes during the competition and more use of video.

Register now for this year’s Cisco I-Prize and learn more about the competition, start collaborating with entrepreneurs around the world and get involved.  We’ll continue to update this blog with exciting developments along the way, so be sure to check back!

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  1. Hi, just watch a video of globel idea of money being created. How does a company thats a billion dollar company get together from some one suggestions and leave the new concept designer out of the loop. How do I refine an idea if the bait is taken an the show is moving on with out me?