Idea Challenge Workshop: DARPA Hard: Defining Opportunities on the Bleeding Edge

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The Idea Challenge continues to provide students and young professionals with the opportunity to collaborate, develop ideas, and present during a Forum 360 session at AIAA SciTech Forum. This year, the session will take the format of a workshop, where students and young professionals will present a brief overview, then guide AIAA SciTech Forum attendees in problem formulation through roundtables. The workshop will focus on technologies and opportunities that are 10+ years away from being feasible, rather than looking for solutions to problems. The outcome will be a list of aerospace challenges that are truly “DARPA hard” that will be widely shared within the AIAA community.

In addition to the extensive mentoring, professional development, and networking opportunities, participants receive complimentary registration for the 2025 AIAA SciTech Forum. To be considered, please complete the form at the link above by close of business on 16 August 2024. Submissions will be reviewed by the AIAA SciTech Forum Guiding Coalition, and individuals selected to participate will be notified in early September.

SciTech 2024 workshop

Executive Sponsor

Lockheed Martin Corporation


Bastion Technologies

Bastion Technologies

AIAA Corporate Partners

The Boeing Company

Northrop Grumman