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  • Scientists Share Skills to Crack Cancer Cell Secrets

    In a November 2012 report, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) encouraged the Federal Government to adopt policies that enable researchers to innovate and collaborate more efficiently by ensuring that the best expertise and widest range of capacities are brought to bear on the toughest problems. Across the Federal Government, agencies are stepping up to do just that.

  • Seeking Stellar “Citizen Scientists” as White House Champions of Change

    This June, the White House will host a Champions of Change event to recognize stellar "citizen scientists" - individuals or organizations that are leading the way to engage the public in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) research. Know an incredible citizen scientist who fits the bill? Nominate him or her as a Champion of Change today, through April 30, 2013!

  • DOE Vehicle Data Challenge Fuels Innovation

    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.

  • Working Together to Combat Human Trafficking

    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.

  • From Lab to Market: DOE's America’s Next Top Energy Innovator Program

    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.

  • Open for Questions: The BRAIN Initiative

    Have questions about the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative? Administration officials will answer during a session of "Open for Questions."

  • BRAIN Initiative Challenges Researchers to Unlock Mysteries of Human Mind

    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.

  • Hanging Out with “Makers” at the White House

    The White House invites innovators from around the country to join a Google+ Hangout to discuss the Maker Movement.

  • White House Hangout: The Maker Movement

    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.

  • Calling all Innovators: Demo @ the Next Health Datapalooza

    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.