IARPA releases final MIST BAA
On May 22, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity issued the final BAA for the Molecular Information Storage (MIST) Program (Solicitation Number: IARPA-BAA-18-03). Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on July 16.
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) often selects its research efforts through the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) process. The use of a BAA solicitation allows a wide range of innovative ideas and concepts.
This BAA is for the Molecular Information Storage (MIST) Program. The MIST Program (IARPA-BAA-18-03)seeks to use sequence-controlled polymers as the basis for deployable storage technologies that can eventually scale into the exabyte regime and beyond with reduced physical footprint, power and cost requirements relative to conventional storage technologies.
IARPA is seeking innovative solutions for the MIST Program in this BAA. The MIST Program is envisioned to begin in late 2018.
Full information is available here.