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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: 3/23/2018
Ocean of Things - Broad Agency Announcement
The complexity of the ocean environment and operations therein has previously encouraged the use of exquisite systems to understand maritime dynamics and activity. The Ocean of Things program is an opportunity to provide affordable ocean sensing at large scales and high resolution. Improved maritime analysis provides detailed understanding of the ocean environment, informs regulatory commitments to protect natural resources, and enables the military to operate more effectively on the high seas.
Response date: 3/27/2018
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency logo PREventing EMerging Pathogenic Threats (PREEMPT)
DARPA is soliciting innovative proposals to develop novel and scalable approaches to preempt viral spillover and transmission from animals and/or vectors into humans.
Response date: 4/26/2018
Biological Technologies Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement
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.
Response date: 6/11/2018
Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Office-wide
The mission of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is to identify and pursue high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives across a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines and to transform these initiatives into disruptive technologies for U.S. national security
Response date: 6/12/2018
TTO Office-Wide Broad Agency Announcement (BAA): Innovative Systems for Military Missions

The Tactical Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is soliciting executive summaries, white papers and proposals for advanced research, development and demonstration of innovative systems for military missions.

Please see the below videos produced for and released as part of the 2017 TTO Virtual Proposers Day for the HR001117S0014 BAA (Click on the YouTube logo for a larger version of the video):

Response date: 6/29/2018
Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites Technology Transfer Opportunity
The purpose of this announcement is to focus the attention of the U.S. aerospace industry on the technologies developed under the RSGS program by the Government, and to describe a technology transfer approach between interested organizations and the Government, if desired.
Response date: 8/31/2018
Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-wide
I2O seeks unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream, challenge accepted assumptions, and have the potential to radically change established practice. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems.
Response date: 9/13/2018
Microsystems Technology Office Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement
This announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing MTO programs or other published solicitations.