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Posted byon May 10, 2013 at 12:56 PM EDT
Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the final winners of this year’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract awards—funds that are reserved for entrepreneurial small businesses using cutting-edge R&D to develop commercially viable technologies to solve tough problems.
Posted byon May 9, 2013 at 6:00 PM EDT
President Obama kicks off a series of Middle Class Jobs & Opportunity Tours focused on the his core agenda: creating a strong and vibrant economy built on good middle class jobs.
Posted byon May 9, 2013 at 1:28 PM EDT
Today, in conjunction with a series of landmark steps announced by the Obama Administration to unleash troves of useful data from the vaults of government, the interagency US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) launched a new online tool that promises to accelerate research relating to climate change and human health—the Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health, or “MATCH.”
Posted byon May 9, 2013 at 11:45 AM EDT
President Obama signs an Executive Order directing historic steps to make government-held data more accessible to the public and to entrepreneurs and others as fuel for innovation and economic growth.
Posted byon May 6, 2013 at 7:01 PM EDT
The White House Office of Public Engagement will host a Champions of Change event focused on immigrant innovators and entrepreneurs – the best and brightest from around the world who are helping create American jobs, grow our economy, and make our nation more competitive.
Posted byon May 6, 2013 at 9:24 AM EDT
Last week, hundreds of innovators gathered at the World Bank IFC Center to brainstorm about how Open Data can be harnessed to help meet the challenge of sustainably feeding nine billion people by 2050, as part of the first-of-its-kind G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture.
Posted byon May 2, 2013 at 9:12 AM EDT
Last year, in response to the Obama Administration’s call to action, 35 utilities and energy providers committed to provide 36 million homes and businesses with their own energy usage information in the consensus, industry-standard Green Button format. Today, we’re excited to see Green Button enable energy innovation through new announcements for the industry-led Green Button Initiative.
Posted byon May 1, 2013 at 4:34 PM EDT
We're making it easier for anyone to do their own analysis or build their own apps on top of the We the People platform with a new API.
Posted byon April 30, 2013 at 3:42 PM EDT
One of President Obama’s top priorities is advanced manufacturing—the use of cutting-edge technologies to spur innovation in product development or manufacturing processes. To advance this priority, OSTP has been working closely with experts in industry and academia to identify advanced manufacturing technologies that could help create the industries and jobs of the future.
Posted byon April 30, 2013 at 9:26 AM EDT
Yesterday, the White House invited leaders from the private sector, the military services, industry trade associations, unions, educational institutions, state legislatures, veteran service organizations, and state licensing boards for a forum on military credentialing and licensing. At the event, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the launch of a new IT Training and Certification Partnership.