Launched in 2012, the Presidential Innovation Fellows program has attracted over 120 top technologists from around the nation for this prestigious and highly competitive opportunity that less than 3 percent of applicants are accepted to. To date, these fellows have joined over 25 government agencies for tours of duty.
The goal of the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program is to bring the principles, values and practices of the innovation economy to the federal government. This is accomplished by recruiting the best innovators, entrepreneurs, and startup founders and pairing them with top civil servants and change-makers within the government to help transform government technology. The fellows work within agencies to tackle some of the nation’s most pressing challenges.