HOW HARPA WILL CHANGE LIVES NOW

Through the creation of a Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA), we have the opportunity to directly address our most urgent medical research challenges.

WHY WE NEED HARPA, NOW.

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DARPA: A MODEL THAT WORKS

After the launch of Sputnik in 1958, President Eisenhower established DARPA to make pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security. DARPA functions differently from other federal agencies that fund research and development. Simply put, DARPA does not fund research: it builds capabilities. The agency values a relentless drive for transformative results and a willingness to take risks. DARPA’s transformational developments include, The Internet, Voice Recognition Technology, GPS navigation, Night vision, Robotic Prostheses, Stealth Technology. DARPA’s success proves there is an effective government model for translating science to product. HARPA would employ DARPA’s operating principles, including:

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The Suzanne Wright Foundation advocates for HARPA, a Health Advanced Research Projects Agency, to develop transformative capabilities for health.

You can watch our PSA, HARPA: Building Technologies to Cure Disease here. Thanks to generously donated media, it has aired on Discovery Networks, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel.

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