Join the R&D Innovation Ecosystem Map Prize Competition!

June 11th, 2020

Help inform the design of a prize competition to inspire tools entrepreneurs can use to navigate the complex innovation ecosystem by 11:59 pm Monday June 15 - The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges for entrepreneurs. Finding the resources to help turn a good idea into solutions for global impact shouldn't be one of them. We are looking for input to make sure the competition results in useful tools that support an inclusive innovation environment so that all businesses can find the resources they need, which in turn will help the US economy grow and respond to challenges like how to recover from the pandemic. The Federal government has abundant resources ( available to support innovators – from funding to IP to entrepreneurial training to equipment – but like any complex environment, the innovation ecosystem is difficult to navigate without a roadmap and guides. Gaining access to these resources will boost innovation, create jobs, and build the nation’s economy. Be part of the innovative roadmap to success by submitting your ideas on tapping and connecting the vast resources of the Federal government with your local communities’ efforts to assist entrepreneurs nationwide. Learn more about the competition and how to submit your suggestions at