Fast Future Innovation Awards

How to Apply

We believe that now, more than ever, we need to focus on, nurture and support innovation and digital transformation.

Innovation is, and will continue to be, the biggest enabler of economic, social and environmental change. We want to leverage our technology and expertise to help solve the innovation and digital challenges facing Canadian organizations. It’s about getting your business to the future you want, faster.

Powering an Inclusive Future

Through Cisco’s Fast Future Innovation Awards, we will leverage our technology expertise and resources to help Canadian organizations innovate and transform their operations.

We are looking for submissions that detail a pressing innovation challenge, why a solution is critical to the future of your business, and how this award would help move you forward.

Cisco’s Fast Future Innovation Awards Challenge is open to all legally registered organizations in Canada, including for-profit organizations, start-ups, not-for-profit organizations, businesses across all main Canadian private sectors, and Cisco registered partners.


How to Enter

Details regarding important dates and challenge components are listed below.

This year’s challenge is focused on three categories to help accelerate digital transformation in Canada. The categories are:

Hybrid work

The pandemic has made clear that the future of work is hybrid. How do we optimize how Canadian businesses conduct business in the modern workplace to drive productivity, talent retention/attraction and economic growth?


Cybersecurity threats are on the rise like never before, and many Canadian businesses are not equipped with the resources they need to prepare. How can we innovate and improve Canada’s cybersecurity posture one organisation at a time?


Environmental sustainability has become a global business imperative, yet not enough businesses are looking to innovation to accelerate action. How can we leverage digital technology to meet Canada’s commitment to cut GhG emissions to 40% below 2005 levels by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050?

The Fast Future Innovation Awards Challenge is open for a limited time! Your deadline to Submit is November 15, 2022.

Register today to increase your chance of securing mentorship support.

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