The Small Business Track of AIxCC replaces the Funded Track.
The Small Business Track is designed to empower innovation and enable small businesses to compete in AIxCC. DARPA will award up to seven (7) small businesses with prizes of $1 million each.
The Small Business Track Teams will be the winners of the Small Business Track Competition.
Between AIxCC Kickoff and the ASC, Small Business Track Teams will have the opportunity to participate in additional AIxCC events and demonstrate their technology to DARPA during a virtual site visit.
Small Business Track Competition: Eligible Teams may compete in the Small Business Track Competition by submitting a Concept White Paper, which will be scored by a panel of Government subject matter experts and judges. Based on the scoring of these Concept White Paper, the seven Teams with the highest score will be awarded prize money. Please refer to Appendix A of the AIxCC Rules for further details.
To register to compete in the Small Business Track Competition, eligible Teams can visit registration.aicyberchallenge.com. Please select the box labeled Small Business Track Competition and upload your Concept White Paper as your Paper Submission.
Registered Teams not awarded in the AIxCC Small Business Track Competition will be placed in the Open Track of the competition and will be considered registered. The Concept White Paper will satisfy the Registration Paper requirement. Teams who do not wish to participate in the AIxCC Open Track may email [email protected].
Please refer to Appendix A of the AIxCC Rules for further details.
The Small Business Track Competition invites all eligible small businesses to complete a Concept White Paper outlining their knowledge, skills, capabilities and approach for this challenge.
The Concept White Paper must be in two parts:
Concept white paper submissions will be evaluated and ranked using the following scoring criteria:
The Concept White Paper and the Technology Review Contest will be judged by a panel of Government subject matter experts and judges. Once entries have been received, all contestant names will be provided to the judges, who will then certify that no conflicts of interest exist, or will disclose any potential conflicts with any of the teams. More details to follow.
In addition to the general eligibility requirements of AIxCC (refer to Section 2.2 of the Rules), Teams competing in the Small Business Competition must satisfy the following requirements. Teams must be:
Please refer to Appendix A of the AIxCC Rules for all eligibility requirements.