DARPA Innovation House Project
Teams will be provided with access to relevant, unclassified data, including various spectra of imagery, video and geospatial data. These may include:
Teams are encouraged to source their own public data as well. Teams can utilize legally obtained data from open-source or commercial repositories, websites, mobile phones or any other legally obtained networked source. Imagery or signal data can be of any spectra, resolution or mode. Geographic, weather and other spatio-temporal data may be used. Textual data may be used to supplement visual and geospatial sources.
The total possible award for each team is $50,000. Initially, selected teams will receive $10,000 each to cover start-up costs. At the end of the first session each team will receive an additional $20,000. Teams approved to continue into the second session will receive another $20,000 upon completion of the study.
Each team must be composed of two or more people. Exactly one of the proposed persons on each team must be designated the Lead Developer. In dealing with George Mason University staff and representatives of U.S. Government agencies, the Lead Developer will be responsible to act as a single point of contact for all team communications, administration and coordination.
All team members must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. There are no specific academic, professional or experience-related requirements. If it is not obvious from a team's resumes, the team should make a credible case that it has the skills necessary to accomplish what it proposes.
George Mason University will furnish work space, high-speed Internet
access and housing. Residence hotel housing will be provided in easy
walking distance of the work space.
Teams are expected to use the award funds to cover all other project costs including computers, other equipment, software, supplies, transportation and living expenses (except housing).
Teams must deliver a design and software demonstration at the four-week mark.
At the completion of the study, teams must deliver all source code developed under this project and all object and source codes necessary to run the software that was demonstrated. Teams completing the study must also deliver a written explanation of how to install and run their software.
Teams will retain all Intellectual Property rights, including Commercial Rights, to their software. In exchange for the monetary award, the teams must grant a Government Use Rights license to the software developed during the study.