ITIF released a report in February 2009 benchmarking 40 countries on global competitiveness
Prototype developed within three years of original concept Device requires no energy supply
Transcript of "Innovation for America"
Innovation for America Aneesh Chopra U.S. Chief Technology Officer & Associate Director for Technology White House Office of Science & Technology Policy Restoring Growth, Reforming Government, Fixing Health Care, Expanding Opportunity
Need to Improve Progress on Key Indicators of Global Competitiveness Source: ITIF Report “The Atlantic Century”, February, 2009 Change Score (1999–2009) Country Rank Innovation Trend 16.7 16.9 17.4 18.1 14.8 19.0 19.5 Slovenia Luxembourg Denmark Estonia Lithuania Singapore China 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 2.7 U.S. 40 Percent Change (2005–2008) Country Rank E-Government 11% 12% 12% 16% 16% 20% 21% Japan S. Korea EU-10 Russia France Spain China 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 -7% U.S. 22 Percent Change (1999–2005) Country Rank Higher Education 26% 27% 30% 31% 41% 46% 117% France EU-25 UK Australia Ireland S. Korea Poland 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 3% U.S. 15
Source: ITIF Report “The Atlantic Century”, February, 2009 U.S. ranked last in the overall rate of change across 25 innovation metrics
CTO Agenda Smart, Secure Infrastructure Harnessing Technology and Innovation to Transform the Economy Invest in the Building Blocks of Innovation R&D Collaboration 21st Century Workforce Catalyze innovative applications through national broadband plan; collaborate with private sector on cybersecurity Focus on university commercialization, entrepreneurship, new product development Encourage STEM training for all; provision online and open educational resources to bolster educational attainment rate Promote Innovation for National Priorities Instill an Open Government Culture
CTO Agenda Harnessing Technology and Innovation to Transform the Economy Invest in the Building Blocks of Innovation Catalyze product innovation through open data standards; deliver administrative simplification; align research and health IT Accelerate energy efficiency through product innovation enabled by open data standards Encourage product innovation through national education technology plan, data standards Promote Innovation for National Priorities Health IT Instill an Open Government Culture Smart Grid Education Technology
CTO Agenda Harnessing Technology and Innovation to Transform the Economy Invest in the Building Blocks of Innovation Coordinate policy on transparency, participation and collaboration Facilitate the reuse of best practices through a platform for open government tools Promote Innovation for National Priorities Instill an Open Government Culture Open Government Initiative Government Platforms
<ul><li>Launched June 30, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>30 million+ hits since launch </li></ul><ul><li>Measures performance against “on-time”, “on-budget”, and CIO evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Builds on the success of Shinseki review halting 45 current projects </li></ul>IT Dashboard Building a Culture of Accountability Source: www.whitehouse.gov & it.usaspending.gov
Open Government Provision a federal suite of open government tools. Building a Frictionless Platform to Speed Adoption (Eventually) Wiki Template Blog Template Open Peer Review Platform Open Grant-Making Platform Public Engagement Platform Product Innovation “Challenges” Platform Mapping and Visualization Tools Candidates for Consideration 2 1 Make it easy and cost-effective for any agency to implement open government priorities.
“ In the next 90 days, USCIS will launch a vastly improved Web site that will, for the first time ever, allow applicants to get updates on their status of their applications via e-mail and text message and online.” – President Barack Obama, June 25, 2009 Presidential Remarks on Immigration Source: www.uscis.gov
Delivering on the Promise <ul><li>Current immigration application process perceived as difficult, confusing </li></ul><ul><li>Presidential mandate to improve transparency in 90 days </li></ul><ul><li>Applicants will be able to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Track status online across major application milestones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View average wait times for each stage in process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive updates via text message and email </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Agency will develop new performance dashboard </li></ul>Source: www.uscis.gov Case in Brief: Application Tracking
Spirit of Commonwealth Low-cost method to remove arsenic from water; 10+ million people suffer without treatment; GMU Professor Abul Hussam wins $1M Grainger Prize Water Filters Low-cost product to alleviate hearing impairment; 240+million people suffer without treatment; David Green selected as an Ashoka Fellow Hearing Aids Cost Per Device $60-$210 Impact 1 Market Aids ~$800 Entrepreneurs Lowering Costs for Public Services Cost Per Device $40 SONO Filter Market Filters ~$5,000
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