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  • White House Equal Futures App Challenge to Promote Civic Education and Public Leadership for Girls

    The White House Council on Women and Girls is launching a challenge for developers: Create an app that promotes civic education and/or inspires girls to serve as leaders in our democracy

  • Small Business Google Hangout on Wednesday, Sept. 19

    On Wednesday, September 19, join NASA Administrator Bolden, and SBA Administrator Karen Mills for a Google+ Hangout with ATA Engineering, one of the small businesses that made the Mars Science Laboratory mission landing a success.

  • Patent Reform: Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of the America Invents Act

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is implementing the legislation in a manner that makes it easier for American entrepreneurs and businesses to bring their inventions to the marketplace sooner, converting their ideas into new products and new jobs.

  • Golden Goose Award: Scientific Research Investments Paying Off

    Yesterday, Members of Congress, representatives of the academic, scientific, and business communities, and other luminaries gathered to honor seven federally-funded researchers whose work has transformed technology, medicine, and countless lives.

  • White House Office Hours: #InnovateGov

    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.

  • It’s Go Time for the Presidential Innovation Fellows

    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.

  • NSF Innovation Corps: From Science Lab to Startup

    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.

  • Inventing Solutions to The World’s Challenges

    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.

  • White House Honors Champions of Change for Unwavering Commitment to Transportation Innovation

    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.

  • Quora Response: Fueling Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    US Chief Technology Officer Todd Park responds to a question about the Obama Administration's efforts to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation.