Innovation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on innovation and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

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Nine months ago, with very little notice, the coronavirus pandemic threatened to upend global supply chains, testing the capabilities of shipping companies like UPS as they shouldered enormous package volume rarely seen outside of the peak holiday shopping season. Meanwhile, we prepared our network to continue supporting the urgent work of medical professionals as they combat this deadline virus.

Symba Wins First Digital Empowers ‘Pitch for Purpose’ Competition

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services’ (TCS) have announced the winner for the inaugural Pitch for Purpose competition. Held in conjunction with the 3rd annual Digital Empowers Summit, the competition featured six mission-driven founders whose startups are leveraging technology to address social and environmental challenges – from eliminating food insecurity to providing a crowdfunding platform for Black entrepreneurs.

Digital Empowers: Pitch for Purpose Competition

Digital Empowers' Pitch for Purpose competition—organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), in collaboration with SEED SPOT—will recognize mission-driven founders whose startups leverage emerging technology and innovation to address social and environmental challenges.   

Bridging the Digital Divide

On August 26, Digital Empowers facilitated a conversation with broadband policy experts, technologists, and industry leaders to learn about the complexities of broadband deployment and adoption, technology transformation, and multi-sector collaborations addressing digital inequity in rural, low-income, and historically marginalized communities .

Third Annual Digital Empowers Summit

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has and will forever reshape our world—from the way companies do business and engage their value chains, to the way governments and nonprofits reach and empower communities. 

Cross-sector collaboration, leadership, and investment in tech-driven solutions and diverse perspectives are now more important than ever to accelerate innovation and bring about greater equality of opportunity for all.

Twitter Chat: Defining Tech for Good in the COVID-19 Era: Crowdsourced Collaboration

Join Digital Empowers and ITIF LIVE on Twitter to discuss how open data, crowdsourcing, interoperable platforms, and their guiding principles of transparency and cooperation have shaped the global COVID-19 response and will affect how we live, work, and play for years to come. Follow along at @USCCFBiz4Good and use #COVIDTechChat participate in this conversation.

COVID-19: The Power of Data and Predictive Analytics in Pandemics

This webinar is the first event of a three part virtual event series on COVID-19 response designed to bring the tech community together to address the challenges and opportunities and really create a platform for collective action. During this webinar, we will hear from organizations at the helm of this effort to learn more about their COVID-19 models, how they serve different purposes, and where gaps in data still remain to monitor, understand and mitigate this pandemic.

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