The Future of Information Alliance has chosen four University of Maryland teams as initial FIA-Deutsch Foundation Seed Grant Competition award winners. Each team has won up to $25,000 to carry out projects aimed at the information challenges and opportunities of today’s world.
Created to help identify challenges and opportunities arising from the evolving role of information in our lives — and then to serve as a catalyst for research, innovation and action — the FIA, through a series of programs, meetings and online discussions, has generated a list of 10 “Priorities for the Future of Information.”
The Future of Information Alliance (FIA), launched at the University of Maryland in 2011 to address the rapidly evolving role of information in our lives, has a new founding partner: Governor Martin O’Malley and the State of Maryland.
A series of events marked the launch of the Future of Information Alliance. Three “Visiting Future-ists” spent a week on campus brainstorming with students, faculty, administrators, staff and alumni to identify key information challenges that can best be addressed through interdisciplinary collaboration.