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DAI, USAID, Montgomery County Innovation Lab, and GAN Launch Innovation into Action Challenge

DAI and three partners announced the launch of the Innovation into Action Challenge, a new challenge designed to support innovations with the potential to make a difference in the lives of people in emerging and transitioning nations. The Innovation into Action Challenge is presented by DAI; USAID’s Global Development Lab; the Innovation Program of Montgomery County, Maryland;…
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Leggett, County’s Innovation Officer to Announce the Grand Opening of the “Thingstitute”

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 11 a.m. Historic Red Brick Courthouse, 2nd floor, 29 Courthouse Square, Rockville Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will join the County’s Chief Innovation Officer (CInO) Dan Hoffman to announce the opening of the “Thingstitute,” a living laboratory for Internet of Things (IoT) technology providing an unparalleled test-bed for start-ups, established companies,…
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Leggett “In the Kitchen” To Announce First Stage of Montgomery County Kitchen Incubator Project

Goal: Helping Start-Up Food Entrepreneurs County Executive Isiah Leggett will announce the kick-off of Montgomery County’s kitchen incubator project at the Marriott Teaching Kitchen at the Universities at Shady Grove on Wednesday. Envisioned as a way to help entrepreneurs take advantage of the growing demand for artisan food and the expanding buy-local movement, the kitchen…
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Leggett Announces Participation in the Global Cities Team Challenge

It’s been too long since we last posted and that’s because we’ve been busy getting ready for phase two of the SCALE project! Here’s the press release that went out today: Leggett Announces Participation in the Global Cities Team Challenge Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced, as part of the Global Cities Team Challenge, that…
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Project Update: The Wheaton High School Innovation Lab

The Innovation Lab at Wheaton High School started spinning its gears this summer (pun intended) with the start of two projects. The program pairs rising juniors and seniors at Wheaton High School with Dan Hoffman, Chief Innovation Officer of Montgomery County, and Senior Innovation Fellows specializing in the Food Truck Regulation and Market Research and…
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Montgomery County Unveils First Stages of Financial Transparency Suite

This press release went out this morning from our Office of Public Information: Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett today unveiled the first stage of a “financial transparency suite” — a new County website that is already being adopted as a model by other jurisdictions. The website focuses on the County budget and includes an electronic…
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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 of a fabrication laboratory, or Fab Lab for short. We took an important first step…
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