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July 23-25, 2018,
DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office is hosting the first annual Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) Summit. The three-day event will bring together those most impacted by the coming inflection in Moore’s Law, including senior representatives from the commercial sector, defense industrial base, academia, and government, to promote collaboration and cooperation on shaping the future direction of U.S. semiconductor innovation. The event will also highlight progress and opportunities within DARPA’s ERI research programs.
July 18-19, 2017,
Fairmont San Jose
On June 1, our Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) announced a new Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) to open pathways for far-reaching improvements in electronics performance well beyond the limits of traditional scaling. Central to the ERI will be new forward-looking collaborations among the commercial electronics community, defense industrial base, university researchers, and the DoD.
March 30, 2017,
DARPA Conference Center
In support of the Lifelong Learning Machines (L2M) program, DARPA will host a Proposers Day on March 30, 2017, at the DARPA Conference Center in Arlington, VA. The registration deadline for the event is March 24, 2017, at noon (EDT).
March 23, 2018,
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is sponsoring a Proposers Day webcast to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of a Research Announcement (RA) for the Polyplexus Pilot program (Note: participation in the pilot program is open to scientists and researchers at educational institutions only).
August 10-11, 2016 ,
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) is sponsoring an Information Day on August 10, 2016, to provide information to potential competitors in the Spectrum Collaboration Challenge as described in DARPA-BAA-16-47 and posted on On the following day, August 11, the Agency’s SC2 team will hold a Proposers Day for those potentially interested in fulfilling the Challenge’s architectural needs, including the scoring methodology, scenario development for testing competitors’ collaborative strategies and tactics, and means for assuring the integrity of the competition and keeping it free from tampering or other kinds of malfeasance. These aspects of SC2 are fully described in DARPA-BAA-16-48, also posted on Those interested in both angles of SC2 are welcome to attend both the Information and Proposers Days, which will be held at DARPA, 675 North Randolph Street, Arlington, VA, 22203. Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, visit the SC2 website, Additional information about both the Information and Proposers Days also is available in a Special Notice posted on