Cisco_IoTInnovationGrandChallenge_1 45 days leftAre you confident you can change the world with your innovations connecting the unconnected? 

Are you developing “things” that will be connected to the Internet of Things (IoT)?

Do you want a $125,000 US cash award to jump start your business?

If yes, Cisco Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation Grand Challenge is for you!

Since the “open for submissions” announcement of the Internet of Things Innovation Grand Challenge on April 21st, hundreds of innovators have visited the website and joined the community.  More than fifty (50) entries have been submitted from around the world.  If you have not checked out the Cisco Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation Grand Challenge, do it now!

Participate in the Community – Register Now

We invite you to participate in the community and share your thoughts and ideas with other entrepreneurs, leave comments and build relationships.

Review the Entries

  • See what other innovators are doing.  Ask them questions.  Leave comments.  Get involved.
  • Vote on your favorite entry – One top voted idea will enter the semifinals automatically.

Have a better idea?  Submit Your Idea!  (Contestants retain all IP Rights.)

  1. Select one of the five following Internet of Things categories: Applications & Application Enablement, Analytics, Management, Networking or Things.
  2. Identify the vertical market focus of your entry: Education, Energy, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Retail, Smart Cities, Sports and Entertainment, or Transportation.  If your vertical focus is not listed, no problem – write it in!
  3. Provide a description of your innovative application, product, POC or idea.  That’s it!  You will be asked for more details once your submission is approved.

One of Cisco’s ongoing business strategies is to invest in innovation — innovation in business models, innovation in our lives as the Internet of Everything approaches, and innovation with developing the “things” that will be connecting to the IoT.  The Grand Challenge is a global, open competition aimed at recognizing, promoting and accelerating the adoption of breakthrough technologies and products. We wish to foster growth in startup businesses that will contribute to the growth and evolution of the Internet of Things.  Join us on this exciting journey of the Internet of Things.



Roberto De La Mora

Sr. Director, Internet of Things Products and Solutions Marketing

Internet of Things