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Cisco Innovation Challenge

Win seed money to launch or grow your projects at the Cisco Innovation Challenge!

The goal of this challenge is to empower a generation of global problem solvers to suggest new Internet of Everything solutions and technologies.  Examples include solutions that connect more devices and everyday objects to the internet or other networks to address challenges in education, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, retail, transportation, smart cities, or other industries. 

The live pitch event is limited to 8 pitches, which will be selected from the pool of registrants by local judges. Submissions may be entered as individuals or teams. The maximum number of team members for a single pitch is limited to 3 persons. Each individual or team pitching may enter one idea or concept.

This event is supported by grant funding from the Cisco corporate advised fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF).


Open to all students at Maricopa Community College students. Students from all majors and fields of study are encouraged to apply.  There are no GPA restrictions, and students may be at any stage with their idea to submit for consideration. 


First Place $5,000
Second Place $3,000
Third Place $2,000

Event Details

May 2, 2017
6-8:30 p.m.
ASU Downtown Phoenix campus
A.E. England Building
424 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

**This event is free and open to the public.

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The deadline to submit your project for the Cisco Innovation Challenge is Monday, April 17, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Individuals/teams who advance to the Cisco Innovation Challenge live pitch event will be notified by April 26, 2017.

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Elizabeth Cantú, Ph.D.
(480) 884-1546

Partners + Sponsors

The Cisco Innovation Challenge is supported by grant funding from the Cisco corporate advised fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and is made possible in partnership with the Maricopa Community Colleges and Cisco Systems.