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  • 1. REQUEST # 67215 Free-Space Holographic Display Technology RESPONSE DUE DATE: June 3, 2011 MANAGER: Kevin C. Stark, Ph.D. SOLUTION PROVIDER HELP DESK EMAIL: PhD@ninesigma.com PHONE: +1-216-283-3901 Opportunity Contract research, proof of concept, joint development, (click buttons above) marketing, licensing Timeline Phase 1: Proof of concept within 3 months Phase 2: Product development and integration, engineering and prototyping; analysis, content development and market application; testing in 6-18 months Phase 3: Commercial development in 24 months Financials Phase 1/2: Up to 1,500,000 Euro for funded development Phase 3: Potential market opportunity over 5 million Euro/yearREQUEST FOR PROPOSAL DESCRIPTIONNineSigma, representing an Italian Company BACKGROUNDinvites proposals for development of free-space There has been significant recent development ofHolographic Display technologies. holographic technologies as an outgrowth of 3DNineSigma’s client is an innovative company in and computer interactive communication. In thethe Piedmont Region in Italy, and is a member of last decade, this has led to industrial andthe Virtual Reality Cluster. The goal of this RFP commercial development of a variety ofis to identify potential partners to seek significant “holographic environment simulators”, such asfunding for further development. holodecks, holographic projection screens for interactive display, as well as virtual reality andCharacterstics of a successful technology: augmented reality solutions  Generates and projects holographic images without a projection surface (i.e., New consumer applications already available on into free-space) the market require large equipment or surfaces  Creates both still and video images for projecting the imagines (“holographic”  Create images up to 2.5 meters in height cellphones, holo-videoconferences, interactive  Integrated with standard consumer gaming systems, etc.). electronic equipment (PC, video cameras, 3D scanners, etc.) The next challenge to overcome is eliminating  Full color implementation (RGB or four- the need to have a projection surface or large color modes) screen. Then, these next-generation “free-  Able to operate in a variety of settings space” holographic display technologies can be (such as low lighting or small spaces) integrated with stereoscopic image-recording  Low cost, portable, and easy to set up systems for a variety of applications. Offices: Cleveland - USA, Tokyo - Japan, Leuven - Belgium www.ninesigma.com RFP format and graphics© Copyright 2010 NineSigma, Inc
  • 2. NineSigma Request # 67215 Free-Space Holographic Display Technology Page 2To foster advanced development and reality and immersive videos. Thecommercialization of potential solutions, interconnection with the use of 3D scanners andNineSigma’s client plans to incorporate top multimedia interaction systems will also berespondent(s) to the RFP into a Temporary researched.Consortium to compete for 1,500,000 Euros offunding. The source of funding is “Virtual Reality The resulting hardware and software will beMultiMedia Park” Pole of Innovation” (VRMMP) of contextually analyzed by a group of experts inthe Piedmont Region in Italy. Piedmont is a first content management and communications inclass Region which has invested more than order to identify all the possible uses in the fields100 million Euros into R&D programs in the last of marketing and human resources development,2 years. and to proceed quickly to the development and commercialization of new products / services.POSSIBLE APPROACHESPossible approaches might include, but are not APPROPRIATE RESPONSES TO THIS REQUESTlimited to: Appropriate responses will use the proposal template.  Cold light laser projection systems technology Priority will be give to readily available solutions if they include the following:  A technical description that indicates theAPPROACHES NOT OF INTEREST solution and meets the requirements of theThe following approaches are not of interest: Request for Proposal  A demonstration video  Projections onto fog or with the use of smoke machines  An estimate of the cost of application / production of the solution  Systems that use holographic film or similar projection surfaces Solutions that require further development  Stereoscopic and auto-stereoscopic will be considered if they include the solutions that require a component or following: screen to cause the display  A detailed technical description of the  Systems that require large system proposed solution that meets the implementation and are not portable requirements of the RFP, and why it is (holodecks or holographic boxes) considered feasible  Systems that require the use of glasses to  A description of the technology maturity of see the image the approach (with supporting publications/presentations/documents)ANTICIPATED PROJECT PHASES OR PROJECT PLAN  Test data (if available)Phase 1: Proof of concept within 3 months  Proposed research program to achieve commercializationPhase 2: Product development and  Estimate of the production cost (if known)integration, engineering and prototyping;  Background of research and proposal teamanalysis, content development and market (credentials and past experience)application; testing in 6-18 months  Organization/department descriptionPhase 3: Commercial development desiredwithin 24 monthsThe chosen technological solution will beincluded in an experimental research projectfunded by the Piedmont Region in Italy to bedeveloped and integrated with the technologiesof 3D shooting and reproduction, with virtualreality visualization systems, with augmented Offices: Cleveland - USA, Tokyo - Japan, Leuven - Belgium www.ninesigma.com
  • 3. NineSigma Request # 67215 Free-Space Holographic Display Technology Page 3RESPONDING TO THIS REQUEST NON-CONFIDENTIAL DISCLOSURE By submitting a Response you represent that the Response does not and will not be deemed to contain any confidential information of any kind whatsoever. Your Response should be an executive summary (about 3 pages). The Response should briefly describe the technical approach and provide information on technology performance, background, and description of the responding team and their related experience. By submitting a Response, you acknowledge that NineSigma’s client reserves the sole and absolute right and discretion to select for award all, some, or none of the Responses received for this announcement. NineSigma’s client also may choose to select only specific tasks within a proposal for award. NineSigmas client has the sole and absolute discretion to determine all award amounts. RESPONSE EVALUATION NineSigma’s client will evaluate the Response using the following criteria: In order  Quality of documentation presented  Approach to proof of concept or performance  Realism of the proposed solution and cost estimates  Compliance with RFP criteria  Potential for application of the solution, cross- integration with other technologies  Potential for proprietary position The client will contact respondents with highly responsive proposals for next steps. Offices: Cleveland - USA, Tokyo - Japan, Leuven - Belgium www.ninesigma.com