The Federal Innovator Podcast: Building an Innovation Timeline

Episode 6

Innovative ideas on their own are just that. It takes thoughtful, influential leaders to consistently connect innovators with the funding and resources they need to grow their ideas into high-impact products.

Jennifer Shieh, chief scientist and program manager for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Investment and Innovation, is one such leader. Shieh focuses on connecting startups and small businesses with funding agencies and resource vehicles across the country, with the aim to transform high-risk, high-impact technologies into marketable products and services that solve problems.

On this episode of The Federal Innovator podcast, a podcast for and about the innovators taking on the biggest challenges in the federal government — and making change that is more human, simple and enduring — hosts Tim Irvine, managing director and Accenture Federal Studio lead, and Stephanie Wander, acting director at the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center speak with Dr. Shieh about her role, the importance of small businesses in the U.S. and what it takes to build an effective innovation pipeline.

Check out what they have to say by listening to the full episode below. Or download and subscribe on Apple PodcastsSpotify or SoundCloud to take The Federal Innovator with you on your favorite device.

This content was produced by Government Executive’s Studio 2G and made possible by our sponsor, Accenture Federal Services. The editorial staff was not involved in its preparation.

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