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  • West Wing Week 01/31/14 or "West Wing Week Turns 200!"

    Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.


  • Brainstorming New Ways to Bolster America’s STEM Workforce

    Last week, more than 60 innovators, entrepreneurs, technologists, and data geeks gathered at the White House for a “Data Jam” to brainstorm new ways of using data to strengthen the Federal Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. Today, the U.S. Government’s STEM workforce is more than 300,000 strong and includes an array of experts from diverse technical fields


  • Challenge.gov Wins “Innovations in American Government” Award

    Today, Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation announced Challenge.gov as winner of the prestigious 2013 “Innovations in American Government Award” in honor of exemplary service and creativity in the public interest, further highlighting our excitement about the innovations being unleashed by public prizes and challenges.


  • Investing in Solutions: Leaders in Finance and Climate

    This week, I participated in an event at the White House on Women Leaders in Climate Finance and Investment that highlighted the pioneering role women leaders in the finance sector are playing to mainstream climate change into finance and investment decisions. Women around the world are often the first to feel the effects of climate and at the same time can offer unique perspectives and solutions.


  • Request for Information: Advancing Learning Technology through Pull Mechanisms

    Yesterday, OSTP released a Request for Information to give the public an opportunity to inform the Administration’s approaches to supporting the development and use of learning technologies. Advances in the science of how learning happens—and in technology to enhance learning—have the potential to transform education, not only in K-12 but in higher education, life-long learning, and workforce development.


  • Continued Progress: Engaging Citizen Solvers through Prizes

    Today OSTP released its second annual comprehensive report detailing the use of prizes and competitions by Federal agencies to spur innovation and solve Grand Challenges. Those efforts have expanded in the last two years under the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, which granted all Federal agencies the authority to conduct prize competitions to spur innovation, solve tough problems, and advance their core missions.


  • Partnering at the Speed of Business: University-Company Partnerships

    One of the goals of President Obama’s innovation strategy is to accelerate the rate at which new inventions that result from federally funded research at the Nation’s universities and national labs move from the lab to the marketplace. Speeding that transition spurs the creation of new industries and jobs while addressing pressing challenges such as the need for clean sources of energy and treatments for debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer. Federal agencies have already developed a number of initiatives to increase the economic and societal impact of federally funded research.


  • Advice from Student Entrepreneurs: “Be Fearless and Experiment”

    Epicenter – a national hub for entrepreneurship and engineering education funded by NSF – is training young undergraduate engineering students to become entrepreneurial leaders. We asked three of these extraordinary young Fellows to share a bit of advice for aspiring young entrepreneurs everywhere.


  • We the Geeks: Student Startups

    Join us this Friday November 22, at 2:00 pm EST for a “We the Geeks” Google+ Hangout, called “Student Startups” – where leading student entrepreneurs and business moguls will talk about how anyone can cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship in his or her community.


  • President Obama Welcomes America’s Nine New Nobel Laureates to the White House

    Today, President Obama met with nine of the Nation’s foremost innovators, creative thinkers, and builders of the future—the American recipients of 2013 Nobel Prizes in natural sciences and economics. The President was joined in the meeting by OSTP Director John P. Holdren, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) Jason Furman, Ambassador Björn Lyrvall of Sweden, Ambassador Kåre Aas of Norway; and a number of the Nobel Laureates’ family members


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