The Defense Sciences Office is holding a Proposers Day webcast to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of a Broad Agency Announcement for the Polyplexus Pilot 2 program. Polyplexus is an online platform being developed under DARPA’s Gamifying the Search for Strategic Surprise program. The aim is to fundamentally reshape the research and development process by significantly reducing the time between concept emergence and worthy proposal submission by dramatically increasing efficiency. Efficiency gains will arise from collaborative activities focused on rigorous evidence collection and hypothesis generation, both of which are facilitated by online conversation. Ultimately, the purpose of Polyplexus will be to build on a continuous expert conversation about the present and future states of science and to generate superior R&D proposals that will be matched to research sponsors.
DARPA will replay the event on September 13, 2018, at 3:00 PM ET. Advance registration is required to view either webcast and to participate in the Polyplexus Pilot 2. Because Proposers Day registration also serves as registration for participation on the Polyplexus Platform, the registration site will remain open after the Proposers Day webcast has been completed.
DARPA’s ultimate intent is for Polyplexus to be open to all, but, given the nature and complexity of this pilot, DARPA requires a pool of expert science and technology researchers to interact with the platform and also act as platform testers. Pilot participation is open to all scientists and engineers who want to engage in this online platform.
Additional details, including registration instructions, are available at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DARPA/CMO/DARPA-SN-18-78/listing.html.
Please address administrative questions to PolyplexusPilot@darpa.mil, and refer to the Polyplexus Pilot 2 Proposers Day (DARPA-SN-18-78) in all correspondence.
DARPA hosts Proposers Days to provide potential performers with information on whether and how they might respond to the Government’s research and development solicitations and to increase efficiency in proposal preparation and evaluation. Therefore, the Polyplexus Pilot 2 Proposers Day is open only to registered potential applicants, and not to the media or general public.
DARPA anticipates sharing additional program details in a forthcoming Broad Agency Announcement to be posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website.
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