SAS Vector Labs
What is SAS Vector Labs?
We’re dedicated to pursuing new, innovative ideas and passionate about bringing them to the marketplace and society. That’s why we created SAS Vector Labs.
Our commitment to innovation is strong and pervasive in everything we do. SAS Vector Labs delivers on that promise. We help SAS customers, partners, entrepreneurs and startups take their novel ideas – ones that disrupt and change business as usual or complement the overall organizational needs – and turn them into practical applications and products.
SAS Vector Labs builds on the incubator and accelerator hub concepts. It brings together the knowledge of cutting-edge experts from all industries around the world, such as academics and technology partners.
Meet the global teams
SAS Vector Labs draws from cross-functional experts who take new ideas and develop strategies to execute them. We continuously evaluate and use an iterative approach until the idea is fully executed or integrated into an organization. SAS Vector Labs provides the necessary training, networks and other resources to help startups, entrepreneurs, SAS customers and technology partners succeed.
Our labs are in SAS offices around the world.
Our ambition is to create an environment for curiosity, bring together the brightest minds on the planet – and watch amazing things happen. Together, we can solve challenges that organizations didn’t even know they had. SAS Vector Labs is built on that notion. Tom Fisher Senior Vice President of Business Development SAS
Having a great idea, the right team and knowledgeable advisers won’t matter if you don’t consider this: Is there a market need and what should be delivered?
Lean Canvas is a very simple, powerful tool for evaluating the market you want to enter with your product. SAS Vector Labs uses this tool to create an action-oriented business plan. It focuses on problems, solutions, key metrics and competitive advantages.
With Lean Canvas, you get one-page business plans constructed for multiple market opportunities. These plans define the highest-priority problems while delivering compelling business models. Solutions infused with SAS® are evaluated for investment, resource augmentation and defined routes to market.
Bringing practical innovation to the marketplace – that’s what the hackathon is all about. It is designed to use data for social good in new and creative ways using analytics, AI and open source on Microsoft Azure.
The hackathon is for developers, students, startup businesses, SAS customers and technology partners. Finalists in the hackathon will be introduced to the SAS Vector Labs team for further application development.
So, embrace your curiosity. Bring your innovative thinking. And, get ready to turn your ideas into practical action. Registration closes Jan. 31, 2021.