- Announcements & Updates
- Overview of Ignite
- Eligibility and How to Apply
- Key Dates
- More Information & FAQs
Recently Closed: Applications for Ignite Winter 2015
We accepted applications from Oct 1 until 11:59pm on Friday, October 31, 2014. These projects will run from January through April 2015.
Many thanks for all the submitted! We are currently scoring your proposals based upon the 5 criteria.
A top tier of the proposals submitted (we’re aiming for 20 or so) will be selected as finalists. We plan on notifying the finalists of their selection this upcoming Monday, November 10.
These finalists will be invited to pitch and discuss their idea with a small panel during a 30 minute slot between Tuesday Nov 18th and Thursday Nov 20th.
Overview Slides and Webinar
On Thursday Oct 9th, we held a webinar providing an overview of Ignite and included information on how to apply to the program.Here are the slides used during the webinar, and as noted, we have also updated our FAQs based upon the questions received.
We were planning on posting the full webinar, but somehow we weren’t able to download the GoToMeeting video recording. Not sure what happened exactly. But as mentioned in that webinar, all the information provided there is also found on this website.
Many thanks to all that joined and that asked questions. We look forward to reading your proposal!
Schedule an Office Hour with Us
Some teams have a rough idea or know that a problem exists but aren’t sure exactly what an Ignite proposal might look like. Or you may have a couple ideas and aren’t sure which one to submit (the answer is both by the way). Or even if you think you have a slamdunk proposal, we encourage you to reach out to us anyways.
We’d love to hear your thoughts. We’re happy to offer suggestions and help you flesh out any ideas. We’ve found over the last couple years that teams that talk to us beforehand end up submitting better-written proposals.
To schedule a brainstorming session with us, simply email idealab [at] hhs [dot] gov with the subject “I’d like to talk to someone about Ignite” (or something along those lines.) We – probably Kate or Serena – will get back to you asap to find a time that works.
We are available in 30 minute blocks during the hours of 1pm-4pm ET on Tuesdays and Thursdays of this month. During the final week of October, we are also available on Wednesday of that week.
Accelerating Internal Ideas
Core Principles of Ignite
Types of Ignite Projects
Phases of an Ignite Project
Partnering with the University of Maryland
A Brief History of HHS Ignite
We are now accepting applications
How to Apply to Ignite Winter 2015
The Scoring Criteria and Selection Process
Winter 2015 Key Dates
Summer 2015 Key Dates
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