Import Open Model Zoo Models

To upload a model from the Open Model Zoo, click Explore 100+ OMZ Models on the Start Page:


On the Open Model Zoo tab, select a model and click Download and Import. You can search the models by the Model Name, Precision, Framework and Task Type:


To work with OpenVINO tools, you need to obtain a model in the Intermediate Representation (IR) format. IR is the OpenVINO format of pre-trained model representation with two files:

  • XML file describing the network topology

  • BIN file containing weights and biases

On the Convert Model to IR step, you can specify the precision:



Once you import a model, you are redirected to the Create Project page, where you can select the model and proceed to select a dataset.