Project Update: Kitchen Incubator RFP hits the Streets!

I’m happy to announce that the County is moving forward with the first stage of our kitchen incubator project. We’re bringing in some additional expertise to assist us. The announcement below has all the details: For the past year, the … Continue reading

Project Update: New MakerSpace with FabLab Announced!

Since the early days of the Innovation Program we’ve been researching makerspaces (see this short article about one opening in DC). Makerspaces can take many forms and the Innovation Program felt it was important for ours to take the feel … Continue reading

Project Update: The Results of the Smart America Challenge

County Executive Ike Leggett led the Montgomery County SmartAmerica “team” in making a presentation to senior White House staff and policy advisors and industry executives as Montgomery County unveiled its achievements in the SmartAmerica Challenge. The SmartAmerica Challenge is sponsored … Continue reading

Montgomery County Holds First Ever Food Data Jam!

May 31st and June 1st the Montgomery County Innovation Program held the Food Data Jam, part of the National Day of Civic Hacking. It was the first known event of its type in the county. The event drew professional developers, … Continue reading

Announcing the Food Data Jam!

Discover a side of the DC region you never knew at the Food Data Jam! What is a Food Data Jam? It’s a hackathon that will generate solutions to local food and farm challenges. Developers, students and non-profits will work … Continue reading