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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 beta.SAM.gov 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: 8/30/2020
Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-wide
I2O
This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing I2O programs or other published solicitations. Potential proposers are highly encouraged to review the current I2O programs (http://www.darpa.mil/about-us/offices/i2o) and solicitations (http://www.darpa.mil/work-with-us/opportunities) to avoid proposing efforts that duplicate existing activities or that are responsive to other published I2O solicitations.
Response date: 9/1/2020
Thermal Engineering using Material Physics (TEMP)
DSO
The TEMP DO seeks novel concepts that will leverage developments in materials and physics to control the direction and wavelength of thermal transport by radiation in the visible spectrum in extreme thermal environments.
Response date: 9/9/2020
Verified Security and Performance Enhancement of Large Legacy Software (V-SPELLS)
I2O
The goal of the V-SPELLS program is to create a developer-accessible capability for piece-by-piece enhancement of software components with new verified code that is both correct-by-construction and compatible-by-construction, i.e., safely composable with the rest of the system. V-SPELLS will create practical tools for developers to gain benefits of formal software verification in incremental software (re)engineering rather than only in clean-slate introduction. V-SPELLS tools will enable developers to deliver assured incremental modernization of legacy systems in a manner that leverages verification technologies and reduces rather than raises risk.
Response date: 9/15/2020
Defense Applications of Programmable Logic Request for Information (RFI)
MTO
This Request for Information (RFI) from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) seeks information on implementing defense applications involving large data arrays with next generation heterogeneous computing devices.
Response date: 9/15/2020
Moving Target Recognition (MTR)
STO
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals to develop novel collection techniques and processing algorithms for detection, geolocation, imaging, and automatic target recognition of moving ground targets with synthetic aperture radar sensors. Please request the BAA Classified Addendum for additional information. This program, Moving Target Recognition (MTR), is a vital part of the Mosaic Warfare end-state vision.
Response date: 9/17/2020
Harnessing Enzymatic Activity for Lifesaving Remedies (HEALR)
BTO
DARPA is soliciting innovative proposals to develop (1) new therapeutics against Department of Defense (DoD)-priority bacterial threats that leverage host-driven protein degradation or deactivation pathways; and (2) a platform capability to rapidly develop, screen, and optimize therapeutics against emerging bacterial threats.
Response date: 9/29/2020
SBIR Opportunity: Rapid, flexible de novo manufacturing of DNA molecules for synthetic biology and therapeutic applications
SBPO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Small Business Programs Office (SBPO) is issuing an SBIR/STTR Opportunity (SBO) inviting submissions of innovative research concepts in the technical domain(s) of Biomedical, Chemical/Biological Defense. In particular, DARPA is interested in understanding the feasibility of Rapid, flexible de novo manufacturing of DNA molecules for synthetic biology and therapeutic applications. Tags: SBIR, Opportunities, DNA, manufacturing, synthesis, synthetic biology, DNA assembly
Response date: 9/29/2020
STTR Opportunity: Trust Worthy Information Storage Technology Enhanced Devices (TWISTED)
SBPO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Small Business Programs Office (SBPO) is issuing an SBIR/STTR Opportunity (SBO) inviting submissions of innovative research concepts in the technical domain(s) of Electronics, Information Systems. In particular, DARPA is interested in understanding the feasibility of Trust Worthy Information Storage Technology Enhanced Devices (TWISTED).