Launching our Inaugural Fellowship Program
New West Coast Initiative from the Aspen Institute Will Engage Technologists in Policymaking
San Francisco, CA, January 18, 2019 – The recently formed Aspen Tech Policy Hub is now accepting applications for its inaugural cohort of Incubator Fellows. The San Francisco-based policy incubator, which is part of the Aspen Institute Cybersecurity & Technology Program, seeks to teach tech experts about the policy process and help them to formulate and advance solutions that address society’s problems.
The program is the first to use the model of a startup incubator, such as Y Combinator or 500 Startups, to train technologists to better engage in policymaking. The ultimate objective is to build bridges between Washington, D.C., and Silicon Valley, with policymakers that better understand today’s technologies and challenges, and technologists who recognize the important role of public policy.
Incubator Fellows will be in residence full time from June to mid-August 2019. During their residence, fellows will produce at least one practical policy output—for instance, mock legislation, toolkits for policymakers, white papers, op-eds, or an app—and will ‘exit’ the incubator by presenting their ideas to a stakeholder with decision-making authority over that issue. The Hub is seeking applicants with significant professional experience with technology, and fellows will publicly present their proposals in the fall of 2019 at events in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco.
More information about the fellowship and the link to apply is available here: www.aspentechpolicyhub.org.
To read the full press release, see: Aspen Tech Policy Hub Launches Inaugural Fellowship Program.