The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has set aside seed money for pushing employee-led innovation projects aimed to promote the agency’s policies and priorities, Information Week reports.
Elena Malykhina writes that under the HHSignite initiative, staff who can execute a proposed project, idea or plan for improving HHS’ current processes, technologies and services can get as much as $10,000 in funding.
The agency will accept proof-of-concept proposals starting April 1 and pick eight projects that can be implemented within a six-month timeframe, with the winners to be announced in June, Malykhina reports.
HHSingite’s beta version was launched last week as a complementary program to HHSinnovates, which has been celebrating innovative achievements in the agency since 2010, according to the report.
“Supporting this idea-validation step of the larger idea-to-solution process is what this program is about,” he added.