HHS Holds Its First Convening Of Open Innovation Leaders
Today, the HHS Office of the Chief Technology Officer convened the first meeting of HHS staff working on programs, projects or initiatives related to open innovation at the first Open Innovation Day at HHS Headquarters in Washington, DC.
The day featured lightning talks from staff working on open innovation across the Department including stories from the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health and the Health Resources and Services Administration. The lightning talks showcased the progress the HHS has made since the inception of open innovation at HHS.
The gathering of open innovation champions from across the Department helped staff to find new collaborative partners and plan for the future of open innovation at HHS.
"HHS has been a leader across the federal government in practicing open innovation," said Ed Simcox, Acting Chief Technology Officer, when he kicked off the day.
The use of open innovation at HHS enables the Department to bring opportunities to problem solvers everywhere. Unlike traditional grants, open innovation engages a community of innovators that may not regularly engage with the Department, which brings in diverse perspectives and talent from different fields. Learn more about open innovation at HHS.