Cisco funds innovative research to address technology challenges of the pandemic
We are experiencing a once-in-a-century global pandemic, which has had a profound impact on all of humankind. Even people who have not been infected have seen unprecedented disruptions to their everyday lives, with overburdened health systems, business shutdowns leading to job losses, and food shortages, among others. This pandemic is a clear wake-up call, reminding us to be better prepared as a society to deal with these challenges.
Connecting researchers and developers Earlier this year, at Cisco Research, we wanted to step up to the challenge of pandemic preparedness by soliciting research proposals that address both the science and technology aspects of problems around detection, mitigation, and analysis of COVID-19.