Events

The following events should be of particular interest to the OFRN Community.

Feb
20
Wed
DARPA-SN-19-26 Competency-Aware Machine Learning (CAML)- Proposers Day Webcast @ webcast
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is sponsoring a Proposers Day webcast to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of an anticipated Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Competency-Aware Machine Learning (CAML) program. The Proposers Day will be held via prerecorded webcast on February 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM and will repost at 3:00 PM. Advance registration is required for viewing the webcast. Note, all times listed in this announcement and on the registration website are Eastern Time.

The goals of the Competency-Aware Machine Learning (CAML) Proposers Day are to: (a) introduce the research community (Proposers, Academia, and Government) to the Competency-Aware Machine Learning (CAML) program’s vision and goals; and (b) explain the mechanics of a DARPA program and the milestones of this particular effort.

Additional information regarding this special notice can be found at the following link:

https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DARPA/CMO/DARPA-SN-19-26/listing.html

Response Date: Feb 18, 2019 5:00 pm Eastern

Please send any questions regarding this notice to CAML@darpa.mil.

Mar
14
Thu
Opportunity Discovery with the Air Force STTR Program and Local Resources
Mar 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Wright Brothers Institute (WBI) AFRL Small Business Hub and the Air Force SBIR STTR office is teaming up for an STTR focus day on March 14, 2019 in Dayton, OH.

Overview:

A lot of Industry is very familiar with the SBIR process, but there is another big piece missing and that is the Small Business Tech Transfer (STTR) program. This program is a sister set-aside program to facilitate cooperative Research and Development (R&D) between small business concerns and U.S. research institutions – with potential for commercialization.
The Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Program is in the midst of a major transformation to accelerate critical new technologies to the warfighter, which includes a renewed emphasis on STTR projects.

STTR topics, which require a small business to partner with a research institution, typically account for fewer than 25 percent of the total Air Force SBIR/STTR topics offered during a Broad Agency Announcement. As a result, they are often overlooked as a commercial opportunity and have a relatively low commercialization rate. Commercialization encompasses the transition of technology to Air Force use as well as commercial sales.

The Air Force is committed to fully realizing a return on investment from STTR and increasing technology transitions/STTR. While less than 25 percent of the overall program, STTR still accounts for a $70 million annual investment in small businesses and research institutions. We have a massive opportunity to positively impact the Air Force mission.

Focus of the Collider:

  • Raising awareness that many of the same resources applicable to SBIR topics are also available to support STTR topics, including the Commercialization Readiness Program and Phase III contracts. CRP support often helps overcome significant hurdles to transitions while Phase III denotes funding from outside the Air Force SBIR/STTR Program and is a critical commercialization benchmark.
  • Representatives from all Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Technology Directorates will be available for individual meetings, and workshops will be held on a variety of topics, such as STTR basics and Phase III contracts. Some industry representatives will also be attending.
  • Identify Industry partners to provide consultative services to STTR teams – include those whose expertise is Federal Contracting as well as those who specialize in commercializing Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Identify STTR Topics for AFRL

Information/Agenda and Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opportunity-discovery-with-the-air-force-sttr-program-and-local-resources-tickets-56344790786

Don’t miss this great opportunity to help educate you on the STTR process and new initiatives. Limited space available

Mar
19
Tue
DARPA-SN-19-35 Optimization with Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum devices (ONISQ) Proposers Day in person and Webcast @ in person at the Executive Conference Center & via webcast
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is sponsoring a Proposers Day to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of an anticipated Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Optimization with Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum devices (ONISQ) program. The Proposers Day will be held on March 19, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Executive Conference Center (4075 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203). The event will be webcast for those who would like to participate remotely. Advance registration is required both for attending the Proposers Day in person and for viewing the webcast.

The principal objective of the ONISQ program is to demonstrate quantitative advantage of Quantum Information Processing (QIP) over the best classical methods for solving combinatorial optimization problems using Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) devices. In addition, the program will identify families of problem instances in combinatorial optimization where QIP is likely to have the biggest impact.

The goals of the ONISQ Proposers Day are to: (a) introduce the research community (Proposers, Academia, and Government) to the ONISQ program vision and goals; (b) explain the mechanics of a DARPA program and the milestones of this particular effort, and (c) encourage and promote teaming arrangements among potential organizations that have the relevant expertise, facilities, and capabilities for executing a research and development program responsive to the ONISQ program goals.

Additional information regarding this special notice can be found at the following link:

https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DARPA/CMO/DARPA-SN-19-35/listing.html

DEADLINES:

In-person Registration Deadline:

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM ET or when capacity is reached, whichever comes first

Webinar Registration Deadline:

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM ET or when capacity is reached, whichever comes first

 

Please send any questions regarding this notice to ONISQ@darpa.mil.

Jun
18
Tue
Discover DSO Day @ DARPA Conference Center (and Webcast)
Jun 18 – Jun 19 all-day

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is sponsoring the Discover DSO Day (D3) event to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of an anticipated DSO Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). The event will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 18-19, 2019 at the DARPA Conference Center (675 North Randolph Street, Arlington, VA 22203). The event will be webcast for those who would like to participate remotely. Advance registration is required for both the physical meeting and the webcast. Note, all times listed in this announcement and on the registration website are Eastern Time.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Advance registration via the below website is required for attending the D3 event in person and for receiving access to the webcast. The advance registration requirement applies to every
individual intending to view the webcast—either alone or as part of a group. There will be no on‐site registration.

  • Registration website: http://events.sa-meetings.com/2019DiscoverDSODay
  • Registration opens: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM
  • Registration closes: At 5:00 PM on the date listed below or when capacity is reached, whichever comes first.
    • In-person attendance: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    • Webcast attendance: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

There is no fee for registering to view the webcast.

Due to the limitations of the conference facility space, in-person attendance is restricted to the first 176 registrants with a maximum of 5 individuals from any one organization and no more
than 2 representatives per division/department of that organization. Interested parties are encouraged to coordinate attendance internally within their organizations prior to registration.
Registrants in excess of the maximum capacity limitations (176 for in-person attendance and 500 for the webcast) will be added to a waitlist. Individuals who are unable to register for in-person
attendance because the deadline has occurred or capacity has been reached will have the option of choosing to be added to the waitlist OR registering to view the webcast sessions. If slots for
in-person attendance become available due to cancellations, the slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis from the waitlist

For D3 agenda and registration instructions, please visit: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DARPA/CMO/DARPA-SN-19-52/listing.html