Description: The Open Innovation community welcomes the participation of anyone interested in Open Innovation efforts like Crowdsourcing, Citizen Science, Civic Hacking, and Challenge & Prize Competitions at USGS and other DOI bureaus. Connect with other USGS and DOI bureaus on related open innovation efforts. Participate in monthly USGS and DOI meetings and working groups to share best practices, resources, and emerging open innovation projects.
Point Of Contact: Sophia B Liu (Innovation Specialist at Science and Decisions Center), firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Innovation Community
Open Innovation: Open Innovation is an umbrella term that refers to participatory methods and techniques for obtaining ideas, expertise, and resources from the public, organizations, and experts in an open way.
Citizen Science: The public participates voluntarily in the scientific process, addressing real-world problems in ways that may include formulating research questions, conducting scientific experiments, collecting and analyzing data, interpreting results, making new discoveries, developing technologies and applications, and solving complex problems.
Crowdsourcing: An open call for voluntary assistance from a large group of individuals for gathering ideas, observations, or services. Many crowdsourced efforts use rigorous procedures to ensure data quality, such as checking for agreement from multiple volunteers or developing verification protocols.
Challenges & Prize Competitions: An approach to federal contracting that promotes innovation by offering a monetary or non-monetary reward upon completing a specific objective or task. Prize competitions are a proven way to increase innovation for the public, private, and philanthropic sectors. Incentivized, open competition is a standard tool in many agencies’ toolboxes for delivering more cost-effective and efficient services, and advancing agencies’ core missions.
Civic Hacking: A creative and collaborative approach to problem solving. Hackathons are gatherings that encourage meaningful engagement between technology developers, designers, data scientists, subject matter experts, civil society, and other relevant stakeholders, making them great places to understand our users, build volunteer community and capacity, as well as recruit new talent. The goal is to produce quick and creative solutions, learn new tools and skills, and meet new people.
The purpose of Open Innovation Community is to:
Upcoming Open Innovation Meeting
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern
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1:00 - 1:05 Introduction and Announcements
Sophia B Liu is the lead coordinator for the CDI Open Innovation Community, an Innovation Specialist at the Science and Decisions Center, and the USGS Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Coordinator. Sophia will provide an introduction to the Open Innovation Community and announcements on other related events and resources.
1:05 - 1:20 Why Open Innovation Matters
Sophia will provide an overview of what is open innovation and why it matters. This presentation is intended to provide brief examples of how open innovation (crowdsourcing, citizen science, prize competitions, etc.) already exists at USGS as well as how we contribute to and use crowdsourced data personally and professionally everyday.
1:20 - 1:40 Using Open Innovation to Engage Youth and Underserved Communities in the Pacific Islands
Sheree Watson is an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow working with the Youth and Education in Science (YES) program in the Office of Science Quality and Integrity (OSQI). Sheree’s experience spans a range of disciplines in aquatic biogeochemistry, as well as an educator in both formal (K-12), and informal STEM education. Sheree will talk about three open innovation USGS projects she is currently developing aimed at youth and underserved communities in the Pacific Islands:
1:40 - 2:00 Participating in the USGS Open Innovation Strategy
Sophia B Liu is leading the USGS Open Innovation Strategy and will discuss how you can participate in this strategy, the collaboration platforms and tools that will be used, and the types of presentations and working group meetings that will be proposed. This is intended to be an interactive discussion to gather suggestions and questions using a Mentimeter poll.
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