Call for Partners for Laboratory-developed Video Analysis and Search Technology (VAST)

LANS is opening this formal Request for Information to private industry to gauge the level of interest and potential for a strong private public partnership in advancing the VAST platform.

April 23, 2014
Request for Information (RFI): Video Analysis and Search Technology (VAST)

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  • David Seigel
  • Feynman Center for Innovation
  • (505) 665-2743
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Call for Commercialization and/or CRADA Partners for Laboratory-developed Video Analysis and Search Technology (VAST)

Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) has developed and implemented ground breaking Video Analysis and Search Technology (VAST) that has innumerable applications ranging from manufacturing surety and healthcare diagnostics to big data analytics and artificial intelligence. VAST is a deep learning machine vision platform that employs sparsely coded hierarchical and lateral linkages within a neural network modeled on the human neuro-visual system. Although it has been specifically trained on visual/pixel data in many instances, the VAST platform can be configured for training on any available data set. The more training data that VAST consumes, the better it becomes at identifying patterns, detecting objects, mitigating risk, and solving problems for its end users.

LANS is seeking a private entity to magnify the efficacy of the VAST platform by ensuring the proper delivery of the software to existing and future government users while simultaneously growing the nascent market of commercial end users. To that end, LANS is opening this formal Request for Information (RFI) to private industry to gauge the level of interest and potential for a strong private public partnership in advancing the VAST platform. This offering is made without prejudice to any form of agreement, collaborative arrangement, alliance, or partnership mechanism. Those companies interested in pursuing this opportunity should direct a Letter of Interest, as well as any comments or questions to David Seigel at the Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation at LANL (see “Submission Process” below for contact information and submission process) on or before 11:59 MDT on May 15, 2014.

Review the full RFI before submitting a Letter of Interest.

Questions

For all general questions and questions regarding this call for commercialization partners please send email to vast@lanl.gov. The main point of contact for this call for commercialization partners is David Seigel in the Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation at LANL.

David Seigel
Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation
Los Alamos National Laboratory
P.O. Box 1663, MS C333
Los Alamos, NM 87545
Telephone: 505-665-2743
Email: vast@lanl.gov

We look forward to working with you in introducing the VAST platform to the private sector in collaboration with our partners in national security.

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