Calling innovators who are truly intrepid and inspired!
The Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) program, is accepting applications for nine projects — five new projects and four that are the second phases of Round 1.
The Round 2 application window continues through March 17.
The Presidential Innovation Fellows program was announced last May by Todd Park, United States Chief Technology Officer, with the idea that 18 remarkable innovators were going to tackle problems and create solutions that could save lives, save taxpayer money, and create jobs.
That’s just what they did — in less than one year.
The RFP-EZ team accepted a six-month challenge to make it easier for small businesses to sell to the Federal Government and to make it easier for the Federal Government to buy technology from the private sector.
RFP-EZ helps small businesses to find and compete for opportunities and helps government contracting or program offices to build an RFP — faster and easier.
Since launch a few weeks ago, more than 200 businesses have signed up to bid. If you’re a Web developer, check out some of the projects that are already posted.
Open Data Initiatives is just what it sounds like — finding, unlocking, and promoting the next wave of government data that innovators can use to jump start entrepreneurship. Check it out at alpha.data.gov or at data.gov.
Blue Button gives veterans with My HealtheVet accounts the capability to go to the VA web site and download virtually their entire medical record. They can get their care summaries in a standardized file that makes it easier for them to share with providers, pharmacies, and people they trust.
The five Innovation Fellows on Project MyUSA (formerly known as MyGov) created a prototype collection of applications, MyUSA Apps, which act as an individual’s single point of access to government services and provides a dashboard with a basic set of services through which agencies can interact with individuals.
Better than Cash is a public/private partnership to move the global community to electronic payments in place of cash.
The Presidential Innovation Fellows Round 2 application process is open to innovators from the private sector, non-profits, and academia.
Fellows will be teamed with top innovators in government on six- to twelve-month targeted projects to save taxpayers money, fuel job creation, and improve the way the government does business.
If the thought of great ideas, breakthrough solutions, and proving that technology and innovation can help government captures your imagination, break stride and apply here.
Check out the Presidential Innovation Fellows video: