Innovation

Census Bureau: New StatVentures Competition Announced

The U.S. Census Bureau’s Census Open Innovation Labs today announced the launch of Phase 1 of the Address Geolocation Challenge, a new StatVentures competition. Phase 1 rules and requirements are available now on Challenge.gov. Interested applicants can submit applications from March 11 through April 19. The Address Geolocation Challenge invites the public to propose new ways to produce more complete, accurate,…

HUD: Nearly $4 Million Awarded to Study Innovative Ways to Boost Housing Supply Including Office-to-Residential Conversions

Funds will fill critical knowledge gaps, help local leaders leverage off-site construction, land use and zoning reforms, and office-to-residential conversions to meet their housing needs. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced nearly $4 million in awards to eleven grantees to support research that will fill crucial knowledge gaps and help build…

HUD: Final Four Teams Announced in 2024 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition

Graduate student teams at UC-Berkeley, UMD-College Park, and Harvard University advance in HUD design challenge The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is pleased to announce the four finalist student teams that will present their final projects as part of HUD’s eleventh annual Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition (IAH). For the…

SBA: America’s Seed Fund Road Tour Visits Florida and Puerto Rico to Engage Startups and Small Businesses Working on Innovative, High-Impact Ideas

SBA Program Assists Entrepreneurs with Accessing Important R&D Capital The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)visited Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 7, and Puerto Rico on Feb. 9 during its America’s Seed Fund Road Tour, a national outreach effort to connect entrepreneurs working on advanced and innovative technology to the country’s largest source of early-stage research and development grant and contract…

EDA: National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) Releases Recommendations to Fuel and Strengthen U.S. Leadership in Technology Innovation

Today, the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) released its “Competitiveness Through Entrepreneurship: A Strategy for U.S. Innovation” (PDF) report that includes 10 recommendations for how the U.S. Department of Commerce, the federal government, and the private sector can foster an entrepreneurship ecosystem that ensures the United States leads in critical technology innovation. U.S. Secretary…

SBA: America’s Seed Fund Week and Road Tour Announced

Nationwide Events Connect Entrepreneurs With SBIR/STTR Funding Agencies That Support Cutting-Edge Technology Development Today, Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s more than 33 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, kicked off America’s Seed Fund Weekwith remarks highlighting the upcoming 2024 Seed Fund Road Tour as well as the…

SBA: Growth Accelerator Fund Competition Opened January 8th to Expand and Strengthen the National Innovation Ecosystem

Organizations will compete in two stages for $50,000 to $200,000 in prizes; SBA to award up to $3 Million in Stage One Prizes Today,  Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice in President Biden’s Cabinet for America’s more than 33 million small businesses and startups, announced the opening of the 2024 Growth…

Census Bureau: Census Open Innovation Labs to Host Census Open Innovation Summit 2024

The U.S. Census Bureau is virtually hosting the annual Census Open Innovation Summit, a conference showcasing technology built with open data and highlighting government innovations, cross-sector collaboration and federal-community partnership. The event is led by the Census Bureau’s Census Open Innovation Labs (COIL), which has an office at the U.S. Census Bureau, with a portfolio of award-winning projects…

SBA: America’s Seed Fund Road Tours Coming to 16 States and Territories to Engage Entrepreneurs Creating Cutting-Edge Technologies

Road Tours Connect Innovators to over $4B in Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grant and Contract Opportunities Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)announced it will launch a live road tour connecting entrepreneurs developing advanced technologies to America’s Seed Fund, the country’s largest source of early-stage federal funding through the Small…

SBA: Third Annual Innovation Ecosystem Summit Convenes December 13-14

Virtual Event Aims to Build a Thriving National Innovation Ecosystem that Promotes Equitable Access to Capital and Resources for Innovators Today, Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice in President Biden’s Cabinet for America’s 33 million small businesses, announced that the third annual Innovation Ecosystem Summit will be held on December 13-14. The Summit…