The Opportunity Project is a process for engaging government, communities, and the technology industry to create digital tools that address our greatest challenges as a nation. This process helps to empower people with technology, make government data more accessible and user-friendly, and facilitate cross-sector collaboration to build new digital solutions.
The Department of Commerce connects tech developers, local leaders, and non-profits with problem statements on issues like jobs, transportation, and housing, and facilitates user-centered tech development sprints to create new digital solutions.
Anyone can replicate this process. Local leaders, technologists, students, or anyone interested in collaborating on technology and data-driven solutions can start a project. View The Opportunity Project toolkit, a step-by-step guide to the process used by the Department of Commerce project team, and adapt it for your own project.
Since launching in 2016, The Opportunity Project has yielded dozens of new digital tools that help solve problems like connecting veterans and their families with jobs, connecting people experiencing homelessness with services and shelter, and rebuilding rural economies. Here are three featured projects created through The Opportunity Project. See the rest here.
View past press releases, videos, and blogs to learn more about The Opportunity Project and how to get involved.