August 25, 2022

Census Bureau: The Opportunity Project Innovation Expands Its Focus to Puerto Rico

Each year, the U.S. Census Bureau brings together cross-sector collaborators to solve some of the nation’s biggest challenges with data and technology through The Opportunity Project (TOP) product development sprints.

TOP is an innovation program led by the Census Open Innovation Labs at the Census Bureau. TOP engages government, technologists and communities to co-create digital products that serve the public using federal open data. To date, more than 1,700 people, 33 federal agencies, and hundreds of organizations have participated in TOP sprints — resulting in nearly 175 new open data tools including apps, websites, mapping tools, data visualizations, games and more. 


This year, TOP technology development sprints will continue to expand to new federal agencies and focus on pressing national issues, as well as issues specific to Puerto Rico through the recently launched “TOP PR” initiative. 

The following problem statements are being addressed in summer 2022 sprints:

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Anyone interested in co-creating technological or other solutions using federal open data is invited to participate; contact the Census Open Innovation Labs to learn more, schedule a briefing, or express interest in participating. TOP seeks collaborators and sprint participants for each of the problem statements:


TOP 2022 summer sprints will run from July/August-October/November.


For background information on The Opportunity Project, visit

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For inquiries, reach out to Haley Ashcom Miller, deputy director, The Opportunity Project, at

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