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Posted byon August 23, 2012 at 7:28 PM EDT
Today, after welcoming the inaugural class of Presidential Innovation Fellows to the White House, US CTO Todd Park and White House Director of Digital Strategy Macon Phillips answered your questions on Twitter.
Posted byon August 21, 2012 at 10:31 AM EDT
On Thursday, August 23, the White House will welcome the first class of Presidential Innovation Fellows, top innovators from outside government who will work with top innovators inside government to create real and substantial changes that will in a very short time frame benefit the American people, save taxpayers money, and help create new jobs.
Posted byon August 10, 2012 at 11:09 AM EDT
Sophie Lebrecht is a joint post-doctoral researcher in the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) and the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). She is also an entrepreneur, thanks to the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (or I-Corps), a program created to allow researchers the opportunity to apply their research to the commercial world. I talked with Lebrecht about I-Corps and her experience as a scientist-turned-entrepreneur.
Posted byon August 3, 2012 at 1:53 PM EDT
Patents for Humanity, a new pilot program developed by the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), seeks to encourage inventors who develop and help make availablepatented technologies that address the world's humanitarian challenges and improve the lives of the poor. As an incentive, winners will receive a certificate for expedited processing of certain matters before the USPTO, as well as public recognition for their contributions.
Posted byon August 1, 2012 at 12:42 PM EDT
This past week Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood welcomed leaders and innovators in the transportation field to the White House as Champions of Change. These individuals are making a difference every day in their local communities and across the country. And, thanks to them, it is a new day for transportation in America.
Posted byon July 31, 2012 at 8:48 PM EDT
US Chief Technology Officer Todd Park responds to a question about the Obama Administration's efforts to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation.
Posted byon July 31, 2012 at 2:48 PM EDT
The nomination period for the 2013 Better Building Federal Award (BBFA) is now open. This contest builds on the Federal Government’s goal to reduce energy intensity – or energy consumed per square foot – by 30 percent by 2015 through encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding Federal agencies that achieve the greatest annual savings in energy intensity.
Posted byon July 26, 2012 at 3:45 PM EDT
Secretary Solis sits down with the Mayor and employers like BRE Properties, Starbucks, and Jawbone who understand that summer jobs offer young people a chance they desperately need, while at the same time helping businesses develop a stronger pipeline to the local workforce.
Posted byon July 18, 2012 at 7:21 PM EDT
Kumar Garg, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Steve Robinson, Domestic Policy Council, took to Twitter to answer questions about the STEM Master Teacher Corp. Check out the full Q&A.
Posted byon July 18, 2012 at 12:33 PM EDT
The steering committee for the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership outlines a set of recommendations for driving innovation.