zzappmalaria logoZzapp Malaria, with it's artificial intelligence-based system for planning, executing, and monitoring of large-scale, cost-effective malaria eradication operations, has been awarded the $250,000 Grand Prize for the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2021.

Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. Now in its fifth year, the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from early-stage entrepreneurs around the world.  To date, it has awarded $1.25 million USD to 43 start-ups in 15 countries.

This year, Cisco awarded an additional $50,000 to each of five bonus prizes for the topics of...

  • Greenhouse Gas Solutions
  • Ethical AI
  • Digital Inclusivity
  • HBCU Startup
  • Pandemic Response

You can read the official announcement from Tae Yoo, Cisco's Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs.

You can view a complete list of the winners here.

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