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Posted byon April 11, 2013 at 4:51 PM EDT
Last week, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the winners of the Apps for Vehicles Challenge. The competition challenged developers and entrepreneurs to demonstrate how the open data available about most vehicles can be used to improve vehicle safety, fuel efficiency, and comfort. Prizes like the Apps for Vehicles Challenge are now a standard tool for open innovation in every Federal agency’s toolbox.
Posted byon April 11, 2013 at 11:58 AM EDT
Yesterday, we hosted the first-ever White House Forum to Combat Human Trafficking. The event brought together leaders from government, the private sector, advocates and survivors, faith leaders, law enforcement, and academia to talk about what we can do, together, to end human trafficking. We took time to honor the stories and lives of brave survivors.
Posted byon April 5, 2013 at 1:33 PM EDT
Last week, the Department of Energy launched an expanded version of its popular America’s Next Top Energy Innovator Program—which, since 2011, has unleashed the National Laboratories’ unlicensed patents for use by startups looking to build their businesses and bring energy technologies from the lab to the marketplace.The announcement advances the Administration’s Startup America initiative to promote high-growth entrepreneurship.
Posted byon April 2, 2013 at 10:39 AM EDT
Have questions about the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative? Administration officials will answer during a session of "Open for Questions."
Posted byon April 2, 2013 at 10:15 AM EDT
President Obama unveils the “BRAIN” Initiative—a bold new research effort to revolutionize our understanding of the human mind and uncover new ways to treat, prevent, and cure brain disorders like Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury.
Posted byon March 28, 2013 at 7:29 PM EDT
The White House invites innovators from around the country to join a Google+ Hangout to discuss the Maker Movement.
Posted byon March 27, 2013 at 12:11 PM EDT
On Thursday, 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.
Posted byon March 25, 2013 at 9:16 AM EDT
One of the many ways the Federal Government is contributing to the transformation of health care is by unleashing vast amounts of data from the vaults of government, while rigorously protecting privacy. These public data resources, made openly available in machine-readable form, include a broad range of useful information that fuel for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Posted byon March 21, 2013 at 10:33 AM EDT
Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a new "SaferCar" app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. This new app puts the power of NHTSA's tremendous volume of vehicle safety data, including real-time vehicle safety information from NHTSA’s SaferCar.gov site, at the fingertips of American consumers.
Posted byon March 20, 2013 at 1:33 PM EDT
Today, leaders from academia and industry unveiled A Roadmap for US Robotics: From Internet to Robotics—a new report on robotics research, development, and education in the United States. The Roadmap, funded in part by Federal grants, builds on President Obama’s June 2011 announcement of the National Robotics Initiative (NRI)—a broad effort to develop robots that can work with humans to extend and augment human skills.