ARPA-E Seeks Information on Nonconventional Fusion
March 18, 2021
ARPA-E has posted a Request for Information (RFI) on Nonconventional
Fusion Approaches and Energy Applications.
The RFI can be found at:
This is a new "hybrid" RFI format where you may choose to (1) provide a
written response, as with past ARPA-E RFI's, and/or (2) participate in a
related online "incubator" and "ask me anything" (AMA) session hosted on
a platform developed by Polyplexus, LLC.
- Interested persons are encouraged to read and respond to the RFI, which
will help build the case to ARPA-E leadership for a potential program in
- Persons are urged especially to try out the Polyplexus incubator, an
online evidence-based discussion platform, that was started by DARPA to
help with accelerating program ideation/development and sponsor
engagement; this is ARPA-E's first trial use of Polyplexus, and they are
hoping to get a robust response on Polyplexus to see if they can
accelerate and improve upon the traditional RFI process.
- Written responses 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
4/30/2021. Please follow this weblink:
- The incubator and AMA, which are scheduled from March 17 to April 7,
2021 and March 26 (1-3 PM EDT), respectively, are like an online chat
forum that allows for dynamic, evidence-based discussions moderated by
an ARPA-E Program Director, providing an opportunity for interested
parties to actively influence the discussion and interact with the
THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ONLY. THIS NOTICE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE
A FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (FOA). NO FOA EXISTS AT THIS TIME.