tech for good
Brave Innovators Solve Real World Problems
In 2020, our NTT and Cisco employees participated in a global Hackfest with one sole purpose: to create a more sustainable future using innovative solutions that solve the world’s toughest problems. Here are the winning ideas.
Security for the greater good
Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts span far and wide. Learn how our security technology and expertise in particular play a key role in powering an inclusive future for all.
Pushing boundaries: AI and solar mobile chillers keep it fresh and cool
Savanna Circuit Tech pinpointed an area of inequality and lost profit, and created a solution that allows field agents and women dairy producers to easily collect payments for delivered milk and access the credit facility, based on our AI-enabled credit scoring feature.
How our food choices can help reverse climate change
In 2020, we have encountered a perfect storm of rare societal and environmental factors, which, if leveraged wisely, can propel us into a carbon-neutral or even carbon-negative future. And now is the time for us as consumers to choose our future.
Cisco to Award $1 Million USD in Prizes to #TechForGood Startups
The 5th annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge is underway. We are awarding $1M USD in prizes to early-stage tech entrepreneurs who are solving the world’s toughest problems.
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).