No one expected the system to work.

After two years of little progress, the university Dean, pushed by one of the project investors, hits them with a deadline: six days.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and the program directors search for any option to show immediate progress and keep control of the project. Now's the time for a moonshot or a miracle, and the directors don't care which they get, or who delivers them. They either succeed ASAP or lose everything.