Dedrone made it to the finals of the Cisco Innovation Grand Challenge—and will compete against five other finalists on the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, on November 9th. With the Innovation Grand Challenge, Cisco is searching for the most disruptive digital solutions for a safer, more sustainable and connected world.
"It is my distinct honor to announce the six finalists of this year’s Innovation Grand Challenge," writes Alex Goryachev, Senior Director of Innovation Strategy & Programs at Cisco, in the corporate blog. “These six superstar startups rose to the top of a competition (…) attracting more than 5,500 participants from 150 countries that spanned every continent except Antarctica. They are all digital trailblazers with the best potential to shake up private and public market sectors by harnessing the power of Cisco’s digital platform.”
At the beginning of November, a jury will announce three winners at the Web Summit in the Portuguese capital, bringing together 50,000 participants from Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. The winners will be awarded a total of $250,000 in cash as well as co-innovation support and opportunities.