Take a look at IARPA’s current funding opps

On May 13, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) released a summary of its current industry initiatives.

Proposers’ Day is usually held shortly before the release of a broad agency announcement, and solicits research proposals for specific programs. On Proposers’ Day, the IARPA program manager presents a program vision and outlines the material in the BAA before it is formally issued. The Proposers’ Day audience consists of potential research performers and other interested parties. The audience is allowed to ask questions, which can later help the program manager clarify and refine the BAA prior to its release. Below is IARPA’s latest Proposers’ Day:

The Space-based Machine Automated Recognition Technique program’s Proposers’ Day will be held on May 29, 2019 in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The SMART program’s primary goal is to develop methods to automatically and dynamically execute a broad-area search over diverse environments to detect construction, and other activities, using time-series spectral imagery. Registration closes on May 22, 2019.

Requests for Information are issued to solicit input from the research community on particular areas of interest. IARPA’s latest RFIs include: 

The Innovative Technologies for Small Satellites RFI: IARPA is interested in information on innovations in space-based research, specifically relating to small satellites, subsystem technologies, and data collection and processing capabilities. These technologies must demonstrate a capability not previously demonstrated with small satellites, or in space. The Innovative Technologies for Small Satellites RFI is issued solely for information gathering and planning purposes and does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals. Responses to this RFI are due on May 31, 2019.

The Camera Network Research Collection RFI: IARPA is seeking information on innovations in computer vision within multi-camera video networks.Further research in this area may ultimately support post-event crime scene reconstruction, protection of critical infrastructure and transportation facilities, military force protection and National Special Security Event operations. The Camera Network Research Collection RFI is issued solely for information gathering and planning purposes and does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals. This RFI’s response due date has been extended to May 17, 2019. 

IARPA conducts prize challenges to invite the broader research community of industry and academia to participate in a convenient, efficient, and non-contractual competition.

Preregistration is now open for the Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge 2. The GF Challenge 2 presents solvers with questions ranging from political elections, to disease outbreaks, to macro-economic indicators, and asks for innovative, programmatic solutions. The GF Challenge 2 offers solvers the opportunity to advance their research, contribute to global security and humanitarian activities, and enhance the science of forecasting, as part of a collaborative community. Preregistration is now underway, and the challenge’s official kickoff is May 15, 2019.

Source: IARPA