“We must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government.”
Presidential Innovation Fellows
The Presidential Innovation Fellows program pairs top innovators from the private sector, non-profits, and academia with top innovators in government to collaborate on solutions that aim to deliver significant results in six months. These projects have straightforward goals: to improve the lives of the American people, save taxpayer money, and fuel job creation. This is innovation aimed at making a difference for all Americans.
2nd Round Projects
Disaster Response & Recovery
Collaboratively building and “pre-positioning” needed tech tools ahead of future emergencies or natural disasters in order to mitigate economic damage and save lives.
Simplifying the process of finding and accessing information and government services that are right for you. Helping American businesses access the information and services that will help them grow, hire American workers, and export to foreign markets.
RFP-EZ and Innovative Contracting Tools
Making it easier for the government to do business with small, high-growth tech companies, and enabling the government to buy better, lower-cost tech solutions from the full range of American businesses.
Working with government and industry to create standards for a new generation of interoperable, dynamic, and efficient “smart systems” – an “industrial Internet” – that combines distributed sensing, control, and data analytics to help grow new high-value American jobs and the economy.
Open Data Initiatives
Accelerating and expanding efforts to make government information resources more publicly accessible in “computer-readable” form and spurring the use of those data by entrepreneurs as fuel for the creation of new products, services, and jobs.
Empowering the American people with secure access to their own personal health, energy, and education data.
Developing an innovation toolkit that empowers our Federal workforce to respond to national priorities more quickly and more efficiently.
21st Century Financial Systems
Moving financial accounting systems of Federal agencies out of the era of unwieldy agency-specific implementations to one that favors more nimble, modular, scalable, and cost-effective approaches.
Development Innovation Ventures
Enabling the US government to identify, test, and scale breakthrough solutions to the world’s toughest problems.
House Hangout: The Maker Movement
March 28th at 3:00 PM ET
White House innovation advisor Tom Kalil will join a Google+ Hangout to discuss the Maker Movement with leading innovators and Makers from around the country live on WhiteHouse.gov, or tune in to the White House’s Google+ page or YouTube channel. You can also join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #WHHangout.
During the Hangout, Tom Kalil will discuss the elements of an “all hands on deck” effort to promote Making, with participants including:
- Dale Dougherty, Founder and Publisher of MAKE
- Tara Tiger Brown, Los Angeles Makerspace
- Super Awesome Sylvia, Super Awesome Maker Show
- Saul Griffith, Co-Founder, Otherlab
- Venkatesh Prasad, Ford