Shiseido, a client of NineSigma, seeks an image processing technology that can enable measurement of indices such as skin moisture, color, clarity/complexion, surface shape, and elasticity/resilience based on full-face photographic images, with the goal of being able to assess the facial skin condition of subjects in a simple manner.
At the same time, Shiseido believes that technologies for measuring such physical properties and indices have probably already been developed in a broad range of sectors, from agriculture to foodstuffs, healthcare, and manufacturing. Shiseido believes that among these technologies there must be one that can be applied to the aims it is seeking to achieve.
Therefore, our client, Shiseido, has issued this open request in order to further accelerate their technology development and thereby establish such technology quickly.
Proposal shall have clear points and should not include confidential information. Supplemental files may be submitted in addition to the proposal.
The client will evaluate all responses with the following criteria.
- Overall scientific and technical merit
- Approach to proof of concept or performance
- Economic potential of concept
- Realism of the proposed plan (action items, timeline, roles, deliverables, cost estimation)
- Potential for proprietary position
- Respondents’ capability and related experiences
Anticipated Project Process
After reviewing submitted proposals, the client possibly ask clarifying questions before selecting the most suitable candidates for collaboration. The client will select best candidates through evaluations. During the selection process, the client may execute NDA with selected respondents, seek further information disclosure, and discuss specific development targets or potential opportunities.
The client will execute necessary agreements with the selected respondents and move to the advanced development phase. Specifics of any collaboration will be determined through consultation with the concerned parties.