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THE CISCO BIG AWARDS ARE BACK

The BIG Awards are back for 2015, and this year we're focused on the Internet of Everything (IoE). All submissions should be from innovators, entrepreneurs and startups working to advance this area.

What is IoE?
We see it as bringing together people, process, data and things to create relevant, valuable networked connections. It’s turning information into actions. And presenting businesses, individuals and countries with:

  • New capabilities
  • Richer experiences
  • Increased economic opportunities

The 2015 semi-finalists
The semi–finalists have been decided for this year's BIG Awards.

Over the past month and a half, the judges have reviewed many fantastic, innovative entries. And they've seen some amazing startup businesses, all working to advance to the Internet of Things (IoT). Now they've made their decision – and we're excited to announce the 20 startups that have made it through to the semi–finals stage.

See the full list of semi–finalists below.

You can find out what they have to do in the next stage of the process, and answers to any other questions you may have, on our FAQs page.

AWARDS FAQS »

MEET THE SEMI–FINALISTS

The 20 semi–finalists of the BIG Awards 2015 are:

NWave
Asset Mapping
PalleTech
i2i Pipelines Ltd
EyKos HealthHub and BuddyWOTCH (Aseptika Ltd [Activ8rlives])
devicepoint™ for Healthy Water (SPICA Technologies Ltd)
Powering the IoT (EMD Ltd)
Nebula
Upside Energy
Breath of Fresh Air (Spot Sensor Technologies Ltd)
i-BRIGHT (DSLOGX Ltd)
Frictionless Mobile Engagements & provide Real World Metrics (WiCastr Limited)
Doctor Care Anywhere
Branches Framework (Bronze Software Labs Ltd)
KYMIRA Ltd
Changify #SmarterStreets (Design for Social Change Ltd [D4SC])
brytlyt
Ingress One (Steer73 Limited)
Sixty-5
Topolytics

Find out more about the companies by clicking the links. And watch this space for further news about the BIG Awards, and to see who makes it through to the final.

PRIZES

1st place (1 Prize)

  • $100,000 cash prize plus mentoring and support in technology, Legal, Marketing/PR and Financial/Tax Advice from Cisco and our BIG Awards partners - Bird & Bird, Octopus and Kreston Reeves - Total Value $220,000

2nd place (1 Prize)

  • $25,000 Cash Prize plus mentoring and support in Technology, GTM, Legal and Financial/Tax from Cisco and our BIG Awards partners - Bird & Bird and Kreston Reeves - Total Value $75,000

3rd place (1 Prize)

  • $10,000 Cash Prize plus mentoring and support in Technology, GTM, Legal and Financial/Tax from Cisco and our BIG Awards partners - Bird & Bird and Kreston Reeves - Total Value $45,000

Prizes provided by third party vendor(s) are subject to additional agreements with terms to be determined between the winner(s) and the relevant third party vendor(s). For complete official rules, please see Terms & Conditions.

AWARDS TIMELINE

17 March 2015
The BIG Awards launch – the 2015 awards are under way

1 June 2015
Entries close – it's your final day to get your entry in

13 July 2015
Semi-finalists announced – find out who's made the shortlist

29 July 2015
Meet the mentors – your chance to meet some of our mentors at an exclusive event

28 September 2015
Finalists announced – find out who's made it to the final

22 October 2015
BIG Awards Live final – the winner and runners up are announced

About The BIG Awards

The BIG Awards has been funding and supporting up-and-coming innovators, entrepreneurs and startups since 2012.

Over the last few years we've provided winners with:

  • Mentoring
  • Training
  • Access to business expertise from Cisco and other supporting organisations

We've also given startups the opportunity to develop, test and pilot new technologies, plus potential investment and partnering opportunities in the future.

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Meet our 2013 big awards winners

BIG ideas, BIG prizes, BIG Awards winners – see why they stole the show!

Competition at the 2013 BIG Awards was intense. We had some impressive ideas and really outstanding entries across a range of industries and technologies – from amazing apps and sophisticated software to intelligent analytics.

So, hats off to everyone that was shortlisted and a massive congratulations to our BIG Awards winners:

uMotif

uMotif stole the show, winning first place. uMotif creates applications and software to help people achieve their health goals through self-tracking. Its primary focus is on health, fitness and well-being, with apps that help post-operative recovery and the treatment of Parkinson's disease and Diabetes.

uMotif's entry met the brief for our internet of things (IOE) category, picking up a cheque for $100,000, in a total prize package of $200,000. The package includes 12 months of mentoring and advice from Cisco and its partners, including PR, marketing, HR and legal services from Octopus Communications, dnx, Right Management and Bird & Bird.

Whisk


Whisk took second place for its impressive entry into the big data category. It’s an intelligent app that makes home cooking easy. It uses technology to understand recipes, wines, foods and supermarket products.

Actual Experience


Actual Experience picked up third place, also for its entry in the big data category. The smart analytics-as-a-service product reports how well software and applications are performing, then recommends ways to improve the experience.

You can keep up to date on our winners' ideas as their businesses and technologies develop.
Just keep an eye on the website.

You can also check out how Snap Fashion and Digital Shadows are doing since picking up at the BIG Awards 2012.

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