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We help teams use federal open data to build solutions to our nation’s toughest challenges
Finding federal data is hard. Making an impact with it is even harder.
That’s where we come in.
We connect you with experts from the tech industry, communities, and government to help you turn federal open data into life-changing tech, faster.
Federal agencies and advocacy organizations identify our nation’s most pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges.
Teams from companies, universities, and more sign up to build digital products that use federal open data to help solve these challenges.
Over 12 weeks, teams build their solutions. Experts provide feedback on user needs, product strategy, and the best datasets available to solve each problem.
Teams launch their products at our annual Demo Day showcase. Afterward, we continue to help teams deploy their solutions to their target end users.
Consumer-facing digital tools built through our sprints since 2016
Contributors including designers, developers, data stewards, and community advocates
Unique problem statements addressed through TOP
Bringing transparency to the Opportunity Zone ecosystem for private investors, fund managers, wealth managers, and municipalities
Helping leaders prepare for crisis by identifying whether local infrastructure is at risk of catastrophic failure
Helping municipalities and communities in Puerto Rico collect and use address data to improve emergency response
TOP is building something that is new and really powerful. With government as a convener, it can get people together around a problem who wouldn’t otherwise be working together.
[TOP] really represents the best of what government can be — a platform for engagement that is so core to our democracy.
The emphasis on human-centered design and the opportunity to speak to all of these different advocates and stakeholders was key in creating a product that would actually help the end user.
Join a community of hundreds working to transform America’s data into America’s innovation.
Tell us what you’re interested in. We’ll keep you posted about opportunities to join a sprint, attend an event, and more.
Not able to join a TOP sprint? Use our product development toolkit—based on the TOP sprint model—to create civic impact with open data. We cover user research, navigating federal data, and more.
Are you a federal agency looking to adopt The Opportunity Project model? Use our TOPx toolkit—a step-by-step resource complete with sample materials—to help run your own TOP sprint.
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