Behind every great innovation is a team. And behind successful innovation teams are efficient tools, processes, and most importantly, people. The Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative funds projects that make solar energy more affordable and accessible for Americans. As part of the initiative, the SunShot Catalyst open innovation program seeks to rapidly deliver solar solutions […]
IN-PERSON & REMOTE Challenges & Prize Community of Practice Meeting for federal employees who manage or work on crowdsourcing, challenge and incentive prize competitions.
IN-PERSON This is a DGU friend event sponsored by the General Services Administration.
GSA seeks the “best and brightest” to assist the agency in providing valuable service to citizens! The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) invites open source coders and designers to its first ever Digital Innovation Hack-a-thon held at GSA’s Headquarters located in Washington, DC, at 18th & F Streets, NW
The federal government has IT challenges, and innovative federal projects are tackling those challenges head-on. As projects gain momentum, outside organizations have taken notice. Recently, Data.gov and DigitalGov’s Digital Analytics Program (DAP) were recognized by the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), among 30 other finalists for the Igniting Innovation Award. ACT-IAC’s […]
IdeaBox is an application that helps an organization collect ideas, organize them, and solicit comments and votes on the ideas. Do you want to build an innovation program at your organization? Learn how you can leverage resources from IdeaBox, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s initiative to generate, incubate, and implement great ideas from employees […]
IN-PERSON. Get a chance to explore one of the most unique places in the entire federal government- The LAB @ OPM, which is housed within the Office of Personnel Management. With modular furniture and a mix of formal and casual areas, the space and the program it houses are focused on fostering creativity and effective collaboration. Learn how Lab team members use this space for ideation, projects utilizing Human-Centered Design methods, training workshops, and much more.
Two tours are available on Monday, September 29. Brought to you by the User Experience Community of Practice and OPM.
Choosing between a contract, a grant, or a public prize competition to get solutions to the problems your agency faces is a difficult task. Each is a tool that has different qualities and each might be the best choice for varying situations. Sam Ortega, the manager of the Centennial Challenges program at NASA, spoke about […]
The U.S. government has launched more than 45 challenge and prize competitions so far in Fiscal Year 2014. What trends are we seeing? Well, the trend is…diversity. That might sound like an oxymoron, but federal agencies are really putting themselves out there, asking the crowd to help tackle a wide array of problems. Until August 3rd, […]
Got innovation? Well, we do! On Wednesday May 28, the Challenge.gov team gathered the Challenges and Prizes Community of Practice together for its quarterly meeting. The group covered two topics: Highlights from challenge competitions run in 2013. Concepts and tips for working with solvers to build teams. Cristin Dorgelo, Assistant Director for Grand Challenges at […]