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How to work with DARPA: Mechanics and Semantics

The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will be hosting an informational webinar on “How to work with DARPA: Mechanics and Semantics.”

Attendees will hear from DARPA Director, Dr. Stefanie Tompkins, and other DARPA leaders from the Contracts Management Office and Information Innovation Office.  The event will explain how DARPA operates, how to find and respond to DARPA program solicitations, and how DARPA’s international partners can better understand and navigate the contracting processes.  The explicit end goal of this is to motivate and inspire Canadian industry and academia to pursue future opportunities to work with DARPA!

For sixty years, DARPA has held to a singular and enduring mission: to make pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security. Working with innovators inside and outside of government, DARPA has repeatedly delivered on that mission, transforming revolutionary concepts and even seeming impossibilities into practical capabilities. The ultimate results have included not only game-changing military capabilities such as precision weapons and stealth technology, but also such icons of modern civilian society such as the Internet, automated voice recognition and language translation, and Global Positioning System receivers small enough to embed in myriad consumer devices.

The overarching principal of DARPA is to pursue transformational change, not 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.

We look forward to seeing you online on May 3rd!

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