Faster and improved disaster response can save lives. A streamlined buying process can save the government hundreds of thousands of dollars. Better technology can give the public access to important data in minutes instead of hours.
Over the past two years, 61 talented and diverse individuals from the private sector teamed up with federal agencies to develop solutions like these to some of the nation’s toughest challenges.
After marked success in the first two rounds, the Presidential Innovation Fellows program is now accepting applications for Round 3 until April 7, 2014. Round 1 of the program launched in August 2012 with five projects. Round 2 launched in June 2013 with 10 projects and is currently ongoing.