Cisco Impact Area | Innovation

Cisco Impact Area | Innovation

Imagine an inclusive digital future

Technology is rapidly changing the world of work, our local communities, and our daily lives. Everyone should be able to participate in this transformation. We are crafting new corporate social responsibility initiatives that address global problems, support innovative ideas, and enable opportunity for all in our increasingly digital world.

Empowering tomorrow's global problem solvers

Over the past two decades, we built Cisco Networking Academy into an award-winning education and career-building program, opening doors for people around the world.

As we look toward the next 20 years, we’re coming up with new ways to inspire today’s digital natives to become tomorrow’s global problem solvers. We’re investing in entrepreneurs and early-stage start-ups that harness technology for social good. We partner with nonprofits that use technology to transform lives and scale their impact. And we collaborate with public universities to advance their communities through the power of digitization.

Click here to learn more about Cisco's Innovation Impact.

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How a Research-Driven Approach to Drones Can Help Us Save Lives
This post was written by guest blogger Gemma Alcock. Gemma is an award-winning innovator and respected thought-leader in the use of drones for emergency response and public safety. Gemma was recently selected in a prestigious competition as the woman making the most difference in drones for search and rescue (SAR) around the world, receiving the title of the ‘Woman to Watch in UAS 2018.’...
Oct 30, 2019 12:40 PM ET
Techno-Conservation Part One: A Symposium Bringing Together Conservationists, Technologists, and Academics
This blog was co-written with Dave Ward, SVP, CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect at Cisco “If you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together.” - Proverb, believed to be of African origins. Two decades ago, I saw the immense potential in computer networking and the Internet’s world-changing impact of connecting...
Sep 9, 2019 1:00 PM ET
What’s Old Is New: Why Cisco Wants Its Products Back
This post was written by guest blogger Abbey Burns, Circular Economy Program Manager at Cisco. Cisco’s products power networks and shape the way we live, work, play, and learn. However, they also shape the world in many other ways. We extract natural resources to make and ship our hardware, and our customers rely on this same pool of resources to make their own products and run...
Aug 5, 2019 5:15 PM ET
Announcing the 2019 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Winners
Today, in our third year of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge, we are proud to be recognizing a new group of young entrepreneurs who are creating cutting-edge, technology-based solutions capable of solving some of the world’s toughest challenges. This year, 335 teams...
May 20, 2019 1:05 PM ET
Vote Now for the Young Entrepreneurs Competing in Cisco's Global Problem Solver Challenge
Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world. The Challenge is open to students and recent alumni from any college or university. $300,000 USD in prize money will help accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technology, products, and services...
May 14, 2019 11:15 AM ET