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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 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: 1/22/2020
Bridging the Gap Plus (BGPlus)
The Bridging the Gap Plus (BG+) program will develop new approaches to treating spinal cord injury by developing systems that address acute injury stabilization regenerative therapy as well as chronic functional restoration.
Response date: 1/28/2020
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative proposals in the area of advanced signal processing technologies and techniques future Radio Frequency (RF) systems. 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.
Response date: 1/31/2020
Signal Processing in Neural Networks (SPiNN)
The Signal Processing in Neural Networks (SPiNN) program will develop a new set of advanced neural network (NN) computing kernels, which embed established physics-based mathematical digital signal processing (DSP) models
Response date: 1/31/2020
Underwater Virtual Testbed Services
The Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) seeks market research information for potential contractor support in the area of simulation software for the DARPA Angler program. See attached Sources Sought notice for further details.
Response date: 2/6/2020
Wideband Adaptive RF Protection (WARP) Proposers Day
The purpose of this meeting is to provide information on the WARP program, promote additional discussion on this topic, address questions from potential proposers, and provide an opportunity for potential proposers to share their capabilities and ideas for teaming arrangements. HR001120S0027 is expected to be released prior to the Proposers Day.
Response date: 2/7/2020
Lasers for Universal Microscale Optical Systems (LUMOS)
The DARPA Microsystems Technology Office is soliciting innovative research proposals to develop heterogeneous photonic integrated circuit platforms that incorporate on-chip optical gain for disruptive optical microsystems.
Response date: 2/20/2020
Strategic Technologies
DARPA's Strategic Technology Office (STO) is seeking innovative ideas and disruptive technologies that provide the U.S. military increased lethality in an era of eroding dominance within the focus areas of the broader Mosaic Warfare objective: Mosaic Technologies, Mosaic Effects Web Services (EWS), and Mosaic Experimentation.
Response date: 2/20/2020
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
To provide game-changing capabilities to our warfighters, DARPA must have the tools to operate at the pace of innovation. In order to capitalize on small business innovation, DARPA is piloting a new approach to advertise SBIR and STTR funding opportunities on a "just-in-time" basis, outside of the three pre-determined announcements issued at the DoD level. SBIR and STTR Opportunities (SBOs) will be announced under this BAA. Only proposals submitted in response to an active corresponding SBO will be evaluated for funding.