The White House Is Calling For More Presidential Innovation Fellows To Tackle America's Problems

The initiative brings together government workers, non-profits, scholars, and private-sector innovators.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy opened up the application process today for its next round of Presidential Innovation Fellows program. The heavily tech-centric initiative brings together government workers, non-profits, scholars, and private-sector innovators to work on projects aimed at creating American jobs.

The program, which launched last August with 18 Fellows, is expanding its projects coverage to include five new areas: tech tools to aid disaster response and recovery; cyber-physical systems; improving the financial systems of federal agencies; an "Innovation Toolkit" that provides government officials with better tools to work more quickly and efficiently; and Development Innovation Ventures, which identifies, tests, and scales solutions to the world’s toughest problems.

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