Accelerating Innovation and Transition with DARPA
Regional Workshops
Accelerating Innovation and Transition with DARPA
Regional Workshops

Since its founding in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has held to a singular and enduring mission: to make pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security. DARPA performers — comprising academic, small business, corporate, and government and military service partners — have delivered on our national security mission, as well as provided key societal and economic advances.

Through its Embedded Entrepreneurship Initiative (EEI) and the Small Business Programs Office (SBPO), DARPA is partnering with regional organizations across the United States to offer a series of workshops focusing on the strategic transition of DARPA-funded research and technology. Learn how you, or your organization, can become a part of the DARPA ecosystem that advances innovation and ensures our national and economic security.

At the Accelerating Innovation and Transition workshop, you will engage with the agency’s Chief of Commercial Strategy, Director of Small Business Programs, and other key members of DARPA. Join us for an interactive panel and networking opportunities with program managers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and senior commercial advisors. Learn more about regional success stories and explore the strategies and programs that provide breakthrough research to public and private industries.

Event Locations and Dates
August 29, 2022
October 3, 2022
November 14, 2022

Please visit the "Events" pages for event specific room locations and parking details for all events. A detailed agenda will be posted to event specific pages and sent to registered attendees.

Event Agenda

All times are presented in the host university's local time zone.
Agenda subject to change

8:30 - 9:00 AM
9:00 - 9:20 AM
9:20 - 9:40 AM
Introducing DARPA: Mission, Goals, Process, and Transition Opportunities
9:40 - 9:50 AM
9:50 - 10:10 AM
DARPA’s Small Business Programs & Navigating Work with DARPA
10:10 - 10:30 AM
Building Local Ecosystems for National and Global Impact and Security: The Embedded Entrepreneurship Initiative
10:30 - 10:50 AM
Building the Commercialization Platform
10:50 - 11:00 AM
11:00 - 12:00 PM
Exploring Transition Success – Facilitated Panel
12:00 - 12:15 PM
Closing Remarks & Follow on Announcements
Who We Are

DARPA’s Commercial Strategy team convenes talent with IQT Emerge™ to augment scientific research teams with the critical commercial expertise, investors, and partners to accelerate the transition of advanced technologies that can create new industries, upend markets, establish military advantage, and drive lasting societal change. Programs like the Embedded Entrepreneurship Initiative advance our national and economic security by providing catalytic funding, crucial entrepreneurial expertise and connections to investors. Please visit eei.darpa.mil to learn more.

The Small Business Programs Office (SBPO) serves the small business community by creating an environment within DARPA that recognizes and utilizes small business as a primary source of innovative solutions. SBPO stimulates an ecosystem of small businesses to create and transition radical, game-changing technologies that benefit national security, the federal government and the commercial marketplace. SBPO also administers DARPA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Please visit www.darpa.mil/work-with-us/for-small-businesses to learn more.


Questions? Please contact AcceleratingInnovationEvents@darpa.mil.

Your health and safety is important to us. DARPA Forward will continue to follow the Department of Defense coronavirus guidelines and adjust our plans and health protocols as necessary. DARPA Forward will also follow all applicable federal, state, local, and university guidelines. Changes to health and safety measures may be made by DARPA Forward at any time as events warrant. If there are particular protocols that attendees must follow, they will be posted on the individual event pages prior to each event and registered participants will be updated accordingly.

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