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Meet CURE: First Runner-Up of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020

CURE founder, Mohamed Dhaouafi, won the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge First Runner-Up $75,000 USD prize. Learn more about how they create customizable 3D-printed bionic arms for people with limb differences at an affordable price.

Meet Savanna Circuit Tech: Grand Prize Winner of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020

Now that the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020 winners have been officially announced, you’ll want to learn more about each winning team and the story behind each innovation. We will start with Emmastella Gakuo and Percy Lemtukei, the co-founders of Savanna Circuit Tech, who were awarded the Grand Prize of $100,000 USD.

How a medical social enterprise used 3D printing technology to help during a PPE shortage

Vispala is a social enterprise that uses 3D printing technology to produce low-cost prosthetic arms in India. Recently, they made a temporary shift in their manufacturing to provide face shields during a time of need.

Waste management innovation: making the impossible possible

People piled trash in streets, causing filth and disease. While people blamed the government, Nivedha knew there was a solution to sort and recycle all waste and clean the streets.

How a former Global Problem Solver winner is helping to monitor patient vital signs

Neopenda is a social enterprise startup that won the Cisco Global Problem Solver Prize at the 2016 Rice Business Plan Competition. Sona Shah, co-founder and CEO of Neopenda, recently shared with us how their device, neoGuard, is being used on neonatal, pediatric, and adult patients to help monitor their health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

From diagnostics to masks: How a Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge winner is helping front-line health workers

OmniVis is a biotechnology company that was a second runner-up in the 2017 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge. Now, the team behind OmniVis created OmniMask, a 3D-printed mask that was developed to protect front line health workers who don't have access to enough personal protective equipment (PPE).

Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020 Launches with Special India Impact Prize

On October 15, 2019, Cisco launched its fourth annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge, a worldwide search for the next technology startup greatly impacting people, society or the planet.