Questions Regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements

Please contact the ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.gov email address for questions regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements. Upon the issuance of a FOA, only the Contracting Officer may communicate with Applicants. ARPA-E personnel and our support contractors are prohibited from communicating (in writing or otherwise) with Applicants regarding the FOA. This “quiet period” remains in effect until ARPA-E’s public announcement of its project selections.

ARPA-E will not pre-assess an Applicant’s proposal. Prospective Applicants must review the technical requirements of the FOA and independently determine whether their proposed concept warrants a submission.

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ARPA-E Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001424: Request for Information (RFI) on Advanced Telepresence Technology

ARPA-E seeks input from researchers from a broad range of disciplines, including the physical, computer, and social sciences and all engineering disciplines, regarding the development and adoptability of advanced telepresence technologies in the context of reducing the energy use associated with transportation.

These may include, but are not limited to, advanced technologies and concepts relating to 2D or 3D telecommunications, virtual or augmented reality, brain-computer interface, robotics for telelabor, and any other mixed reality technologies.

Any opportunities for development and potential technical solutions that might be of interest to ARPA-E would require a demonstrable path to reducing the amount that people use energy in the transportation sector.

Of essential importance is the argument that, whatever the technology or concept is, an individual would prefer it to the energy-intensive status quo. This would therefore relegate the potential emissions reductions and fuel import reductions as positive externalities, not primary motivations.

The information you provide may be used by ARPA-E in support of program planning. Comments in response to this RFI should be submitted in PDF format to the email address ARPA-E-RFI@hq.doe.gov by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on October 30, 2015. ARPA-E will accept responses to this RFI immediately.

Please insert “Responses for RFI for FOA DE-FOA-0001424” in the subject line of your email, and include your name, organization, email address, and telephone number in the body of your email. Responses to this RFI are limited to no more than 3,000 words in length. ARPA-E will not provide any debriefings or prepare and publish a synopsis of materials received in response to the RFI.

THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ONLY. THIS NOTICE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (FOA). NO FOA EXISTS AT THIS TIME.

Documents

  • Request for Information (RFI) on Advanced Telepresence Technology - 09.29.2015 (Last Updated: 9/29/2015 03:58 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • ARPA-E-RFI@hq.doe.gov 
    Please submit your comments in PDF format to the email address above by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on October 30, 2015. ARPA-E will not review or consider comments submitted by other means.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: TBD
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD