Use the TOPx Toolkit to solve the nation's challenges
The TOPx Toolkit enables federal agencies to catalyze projects that transform open data into solutions to key national challenges at the heart of their missions.
The Opportunity Project is a program of the Census Open Innovation Labs at the U.S. Census Bureau.
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What is the TOPx Toolkit?
Census Open Innovation Labs created this Toolkit so that anyone can use The Opportunity Project (TOP) method to solve problems. This Toolkit provides you with the necessary information to execute a 12-week product development cycle – called a ‘TOP sprint’ – to rapidly develop digital solutions alongside technologists and community advocates.
Included in the TOPx Toolkit, you will find a detailed step-by-step guide to executing a TOP sprint. Each sequential step includes:
- Checklists with key action items
- Tips and best practices
- Downloadable templates (e.g. emails, outreach materials, facilitation guides)
The TOP team at the Census Open Innovation Labs (COIL) is available to assist you with any assistance, clarifications, or to collaborate with you on your sprint.
End to End Implementation of TOP Framework
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TOP Sprints Create Lasting Impact
These three digital products demonstrate the breadth of solutions that noteworthy tech teams from civil society and industry develop during TOP sprints to address national challenges. All still in use, these tools empower meaningful investment using data-driven insights, and helped the federal offices leading the sprint to address mission-critical priorities.