Cisco and Pioneers Partner to Support European Startup Innovation with the Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence Program. See the press release. Their center of activity is initially Vienna. I assume other European capitals will follow.

The interesting thing about Cisco is, that it is not only a major sales channel for new products, but  the Cisco technology is also about to become a platform itself. The latest Cisco switches and routers offer for example a container for 3rd party apps running in the device. This is ideal for data aggregation of IoT scenarios. Check it out or ask me for more details:

To submit an application to Cisco EIR and Pioneers, startups can complete a “one stop” application form here for consideration.