Defense Advanced Research Projects AgencyEvents

Events

Since its inception in 1958, DARPA has been catalyzing advanced capabilities that have significantly changed outcomes for U.S. national security, repeatedly showing that what had seemed impossible was in fact doable. By design, DARPA reaches for transformational change instead of incremental advances. But DARPA does not perform its engineering alchemy in isolation. It works within an innovation ecosystem that includes academic, corporate and governmental partners, with a constant focus on the Nation’s military Services, which work with DARPA to create new strategic opportunities and novel tactical options.

One way DARPA aims to spur technology breakthroughs is by hosting events that bring together partners from across the science & technology ecosystem. Through workshops, symposia, proposers days, prize challenges and other special events, DARPA aims to engage thought leaders in diverse technical disciplines. The goal of these interactions is to build interdisciplinary synergy for tackling vexing technical challenges and sparking technological leaps forward.

For reference, past DARPA events can be viewed on the Archived Events page.


 

Image caption: The Pandemic Prevention Platform (P3) program aims to develop an integrated platform that uses nucleic acid sequences to halt the spread of viral infections in sixty days or less. Using nucleic-acid-based technologies pioneered by DARPA as a foundation, the program now seeks to create an end-to-end platform by developing technologies to overcome remaining bottlenecks that hinder rapid response to pandemic threats. The three required technology areas cover growth of virus to support testing of treatments; rapid evolution of protective antibodies outside of the body; and safe and efficient delivery of nucleic-acid-based protective treatments.
February 22, 2017
Crown Plaza Tysons Corner-McLean
DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office is hosting a Proposers Day meeting to provide information to potential applicants on the structure and objectives of the new Pandemic Prevention Platform (P3) program. P3 aims to develop an integrated, end-to-end platform that uses nucleic acid sequences to halt the spread of viral infections in 60 days or less. Performers will use nucleic-acid-based technologies pioneered by DARPA as a foundation for work to overcome the remaining bottlenecks preventing rapid response to pandemic threats.
Image caption: The Pandemic Prevention Platform (P3) program aims to develop an integrated platform that uses nucleic acid sequences to halt the spread of viral infections in sixty days or less. Using nucleic-acid-based technologies pioneered by DARPA as a foundation, the program now seeks to create an end-to-end platform by developing technologies to overcome remaining bottlenecks that hinder rapid response to pandemic threats. The three required technology areas cover growth of virus to support testing of treatments; rapid evolution of protective antibodies outside of the body; and safe and efficient delivery of nucleic-acid-based protective treatments.
March 2, 2017
Doubletree by Hilton San Diego Downtown
DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office is hosting a Proposers Day meeting to provide information to potential applicants on the structure and objectives of the new Pandemic Prevention Platform (P3) program. P3 aims to develop an integrated, end-to-end platform that uses nucleic acid sequences to halt the spread of viral infections in 60 days or less. Performers will use nucleic-acid-based technologies pioneered by DARPA as a foundation for work to overcome the remaining bottlenecks preventing rapid response to pandemic threats.
Academic Research Roundtable
March 8, 2017
DARPA Conference Center
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is sponsoring an Academic Research Roundtable event with the broader potential performer community in higher education for the purpose of engaging its members in a dialogue on technology and research opportunities. The event will include discussion of the Agency’s vision and goals, overviews of each of DARPA’s technical offices by office leadership, and an explanation of the mechanics of working with DARPA.
Spectrum Challenge Collaboration
2016-2019
To Be Determined
Over the next three years, DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office will hold a series of competitive events as the Agency’s next grand challenge—the Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2)—unfolds. SC2 is the first-of-its-kind collaborative machine-learning competition to overcome scarcity in the radio frequency spectrum. Today, access to the spectrum is managed by dividing it into rigid, exclusively licensed bands.