EDA: First Tech Hubs Funding Opportunity Launched

As part of the President’s Investing in America Agenda, the U.S. Department of Commerce seeks applications to develop regional centers of innovation and job creation The Biden-Harris administration, through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), today launched the Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs (Tech Hubs) competition. This program will […]

FHFA: Inaugural Housing Finance TechSprint Announced

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced its inaugural TechSprint, a team-based problem-solving event hosted by FHFA’s Office of Financial Technology, designed to secure the free and fair flow of data in a safe and sound housing finance system.​​​  Named “Velocity,” the TechSprint will bring together experts and practitioners […]

OCC: Office of Financial Technology Established

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced the establishment of its Office of Financial Technology and the selection of Prashant Bhardwaj to lead the office as Deputy Comptroller and Chief Financial Technology Officer, effective April 10, 2023. In October 2022, the OCC announced that it would expand upon […]

SBA: DoD and SBA Sign Joint Agreement to Drive Investment to U.S. Critical Technologies at South by Southwest Festival in Austin

Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced that on Friday, March 10, they intend to sign a historic Memorandum of Agreement at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas.  This agreement establishes the framework for DoD’s newly established Office of Strategic Capital […]

EDA: U.S. Department of Commerce Seeks Public Input on New Tech Hubs Program

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is seeking public input on its new Tech Hubs program that aims to build and evolve innovation centers in key U.S. regions; accelerate regions’ evolution into a global leader in an industry of the future; and strengthen U.S. global competitiveness within critical technologies. […]

Census Bureau: Census Open Innovation Labs to Host The Opportunity Project Summit 2023

 Each year, the U.S. Census Bureau brings together cross-sector collaborators during The Opportunity Project (TOP) Summit to solve some of the world’s major data and technology challenges. TOP is led by the Census Bureau’s Census Open Innovation Labs (COIL). The program engages government, technologists, and communities to create digital products using federal open data […]

SBA: New Regional Grants Awarded to Spur Innovation and Support High-Quality Jobs

Additional grant awards will support agriculture technology growth in Oregon, unmanned and robotic vehicle manufacturing in Mississippi  Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 33.2 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, announced additional grants designed to create or sustain innovation initiatives […]

SBA: Second Annual Innovation Ecosystem Summit Announced

SBA Convening Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Leaders for Virtual Summit Aimed at Advancing Science and Technology to Support Startups and Innovative Small Businesses Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announces the second annual Innovation Ecosystem Summit for entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs) to gather virtually on December 6-7. The free event is curated for those who work […]