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Technologists, entrepreneurs, investors and researchers came together to discuss how advances in engineering and information sciences can be used to drive biology for technological advantage.
The mission of BTO is to foster, demonstrate, and transition breakthrough fundamental research, discoveries, and applications that integrate biology, engineering, computer science, mathematics, and the physical sciences. BTO’s investment portfolio goes far beyond life sciences applications in medicine to include areas of research such as human-machine interfaces, microbes as production platforms, and deep exploration of the impact of evolving ecologies and environments on U.S. readiness and capabilities.
“Biology is nature’s ultimate innovator, and any agency that hangs its hat on innovation would be foolish not to look to this master of networked complexity for inspiration and solutions.” – DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar, Testimony to Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities, U.S. House of Representatives, March 26, 2014
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting
innovative research proposals of interest to the Biological Technologies
Office (BTO). Proposed research should investigate leading edge approaches
that enable revolutionary advances in science, technologies, or systems at
the intersection of biology with engineering and the physical and computer
sciences. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in
evolutionary improvements to the existing state of the art. BTO seeks
unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream, challenge
assumptions, and have the potential to radically change established
practice, lead to extraordinary outcomes, and create entirely new fields.