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Established in 1958 as part of the U.S. Department of Defense, DARPA pursues opportunities for transformational change rather than incremental advances. It does so collaboratively as part of a robust innovation ecosystem that includes academic, corporate, and governmental partners. To fulfill its mission, the Agency relies on diverse performers from throughout this ecosystem to apply multi-disciplinary approaches to both advance knowledge through basic research and create innovative technologies that address current and predicted practical problems through applied research. The list of selected opportunities displayed below is provided for convenience. For a complete listing of DARPA opportunities please visit the FedBizOpps website. More

In addition to program-specific opportunities, each DARPA technical office maintains an “office-wide” Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) that covers a range of technical areas of interest to each particular office. The office-wide BAAs are refreshed on an annual basis and offer a mechanism for researchers to reach DARPA with ideas that they feel could be valuable to national security.

Response date: 2/20/2019
Program Announcement for Disruptioneering (Defense Sciences Office)
DSO
The mission of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is to make strategic, early investments in science and technology that will have long-term positive impact on our nation's national security. As part of this mission, DARPA makes high-risk, high-reward investments in science and technology that have the potential to disrupt current understanding and/or approaches. The pace of discovery in both science and technology is accelerating worldwide, resulting in new fields of study and the identification of scientific areas ripe for disruption.
Response date: 2/20/2019
Artificial Intelligence Colloquium
DSO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will host an Artificial Intelligence Colloquium (AIC) to inform the public of the range of DARPA research programs focused on advancing the state of the art in Artificial Intelligence (AI), as part of DARPA's AI Next effort.
Response date: 2/22/2019
Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) Commercial Partnership Survey
TTO
This announcement serves as notification that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Tactical Technology Office is conducting market research seeking technical and business information solely for information and planning purposes. Responses to this Special Notice (SN) will be used to inform DARPA's pursuit of technologies and commercial partnership in support of a capability to conduct robotic servicing missions in and near geosynchronous Earth orbit. Please see the attachment for details.
Response date: 2/22/2019
Panacea
BTO
Human physiology is a limiting factor in the operational readiness of the United States Department of Defense. When the human body is damaged or a physiological system is not functioning optimally, interventions are required to help mend the injury or support continued performance. DARPA seeks to develop new technological approaches in medicinal chemistry and systems pharmacology to expand the druggable proteome and discover new therapeutic tools in the areas of soft tissue pain/inflammation and metabolic stress that limit optimal physiological function.. This new platform technology will directly address needs within the Department of Defense to support the unique physiological demands of the warfighter and provide proof-of-concept for novel drug discovery and development pipelines.
Response date: 2/25/2019
Bioelectronics for Tissue Regeneration (BETR) Proposers Day
BTO
The Biological Technologies Office (BTO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is hosting a Proposers Day for the potential proposer community in support of a planned Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Bioelectronics for Tissue Regeneration (BETR) program.
Response date: 2/27/2019
Knowledge-directed Artificial Intelligence Reasoning Over Schemas (KAIROS)
I2O

DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of creation of a schema-based artificial intelligence capability to enable contextual and temporal reasoning about complex real-world events in order to generate actionable understanding of these events and predict how they will unfold. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.

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Response date: 3/1/2019
Strategic Technologies (STO) OFFICE-WIDE
STO
DARPA is seeking innovative ideas and disruptive technologies that provide the U.S. military significant capability improvement to dominate across all scales of conflict intensity. These span highly contested force-on-force conflicts to ambiguous, complex 'Gray Zone' conflicts. Technologies should support conflicts that may take place in a range of environments from austere, remote locations to dense megacities.
Response date: 3/4/2019
Intelligent Neural Interfaces (INI)
BTO
This AIE Opportunity for the Intelligent Neural Interfaces (INI) program is soliciting proposals to establish the proof of concept prototype for third-wave artificial intelligence methods that could improve and expand the application space of next-generation neurotechnology. Teams will address two major challenges specific to central and/or peripheral neural interfaces. These challenges include: (1) decision making for sustainment and maintenance of neural interfaces to promote robustness and reliability, and (2) modeling and maximizing the information content of biological neural circuits to increase the bandwidth and computational abilities of the neural interface.