The Presidential Innovation Fellows Program
was announced today. The 6-month program, based in Washington DC, connects innovators from all walks of life - non-profits, private industry, academia and federal government employees on big/complex issues with the goal of realizing significant business results. Are you as intrigued as us? Keep reading.
The work is organized in sprints, based in Washington DC, with support from the broader community of interested people - for those of us with no programming skills - this is where we get to be part of the team.
Five projects have been identified: MyGov
- Re-imagine the relationship between the federal government and its citizens though an online footprint developed not just for the people, but also by the people. Open Data Initiatives
- Stimulate a rising tide of innovation that utilizes government data to create tools that help Americans better navigate their world, whether it's finding the right health care provider, identifying the college that provides the best value for their money, saving money on electricity bills through smarter shopping or keeping their families safe by knowing which products have been recalled and much more. Blue Button for America
- Develop tools that will help individuals utilize their own health records -- current medications and drug allergies, claims and treatment data, and lab reports -- to improve their health and health care.
RFP-EZ - Build a platform that makes it easier for small high-growth business to navigate the federal government, and enables agencies to quickly source low-cost, high-impact information technology solutions.
The 20% Campaign - Create a system that enables US government programs to seamlessly move from making cash payments to support foreign policy, development assistance, government operations or commercial activities to using electronic payments such as mobile devices, smart cards or other methods.
Get application materials and follow along on the progress here.