Meet the six finalists of Cisco’s Innovation Grand Challenge

Back in May, Cisco asked innovators, entrepreneurs, developers and researchers to submit ideas that transform industries and governments, and change the world for their Innovation Grand Challenge.

Now they have named the six finalists. These six startups are set to pitch live in Lisbon on November 9, Web Summit Day Two.

They’ll be pitching their companies to a distinguished judging panel of industry experts, who will name three winners and award a total of $250,000 in cash plus world-class, co-innovation support and opportunities.

The startups will be scored on their potential to expand new markets, compatibility with Cisco’s technology and business objectives, creative differentiation, and calibre of their talent to go to market.

Let’s meet them.

CloudMedx, United States

An AI platform that simplifies, scales and automates delivery of healthcare apps to care providers for better treatment.

Dedrone, United States

An automated, 3D aerial security platform that identifies unauthorised drones, protecting critical installations.

Gestoos, Spain

Artificial intelligence for cameras that can see people’s movement and understand their behaviour.

L7 Defense, Israel

A self- and machine-learning intelligence platform that lessens DDoS attacks with little user interference.

ProGlove, Germany

Smart, wearable gloves that link workers to digitised systems, improving speed, quality and data.

Streamroot, France

A centralised video optimisation network that improves speed, quality of service, and global reach.

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