What's an Innovation Agent?
Challenge Innovation Agents are companies and organizations interested in providing real-world knowledge, guidance, insight, issues, and data to Solvers, especially those new to the transportation safety space. USDOT will provide a public listing of all organizations and companies who identify as Challenge Innovation Agents. Solvers are encouraged to seek support from Innovation Agents to strengthen their individual/team expertise. USDOT will list two types of Challenge Innovation Agents: Technical Assistance and Data.
Technical Assistance (T.A.) Innovation Agents can provide interested Solvers with knowledge, guidance, insight and issues related to transportation safety. T.A. Innovation Agents may be able to provide technical assistance related to key safety issues impacting their members or employees, transportation safety techniques, transportation system characteristics, users and operations, approaches from other industries and sectors.
Data Innovation Agents can provide interested Solvers with access to data or analytic techniques that can be used in the analytical visualization tools. Use of a wide variety of disparate data is encouraged to gain insights into reducing fatalities and serious injuries on the U.S. road and rail systems.
Innovation Agents may register their support throughout the Challenge. The Challenge hosted the Challenge Connections Webinar to facilitate Solver-Innovation Agent relationship building and the Challenge Introductions Webinar to introduce Innovation Agents to Solvers.
Matthew Enders, firstname.lastname@example.org
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