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  • 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.

  • Administration Drives Release of Car Safety Data

    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 site, at the fingertips of American consumers.

  • The Road to Cutting-Edge Robots

    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.