The new augmented and virtual reality center will serve as an academic technological hub in Spain.
EON Reality and the Community of Canary Islands celebrated the inauguration of the first Augmented and Virtual Reality Center in Spain today. Located at CIFP César Manrique in the city of Santa Cruz on the island of Tenerife, AR and VR-enabled campus will become a leading example of the power that AR and VR technology can bring to other schools in the area.
Attended by dozens of community and academic partners, the event held speakers from both sides of the partnership as they delved into how the campus will impact students, teachers, and other citizens of the Canary Islands.
“We are thrilled to be working with EON Reality to bring a beautiful AR and VR campus to the Canary Islands. Now that it is open, I believe it will quickly become a centerpiece of technological activity in the area and an invaluable tool in teaching and training the next generation. This is only the beginning of our partnership, and I look forward to seeing where it can go and how we can help people throughout the area.”Jorge Alonso YánezCIFP Director
As a part of the Classroom 3.0 initiative, the AR/VR education-based center is one of EON Reality’s most recent offerings to academic institutions and organizations that want to primarily focus on using the technology in the classroom. In addition to teaching the students how to use and develop AR and VR products, the center will also offer training solutions for a number of the trades taught at the impressive vocational school.
The inauguration itself provided an exciting opportunity for local government and academic leaders to see what the campus will be providing going forward. In addition to witnessing the new technologies and getting a tour of the facility, guests listened to keynote speeches from Ángel Víctor Torres, President of the Canary Islands Government, Patricia Hernández, Mayor of Sta. Cruz de Tenerife, María José Guerra Palmero, Education Counselor, Enrique Arriaga, Innovation Councilor of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Jorge Alonso Yánez, CIFP Director, and Mats W. Johansson, President of EON Reality before the event was over.
“With a location like this in such a beautiful part of the world, we are extremely excited about how EON Reality and our Augmented and Virtual Reality solutions can expand in the coming months. We have already begun teaching and assisting several thousand students around the world, but we’re hoping to grow that number exponentially with each of these campuses that we can convert. It is time that the world sees the potential for AR and VR in education and not just entertainment or industry.”Mats W. JohanssonPresident of EON Reality
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education. EON Reality’s success is tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality, since 1999, has developed the de-facto standard for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality-based knowledge transfer software that supports devices from mobile phones to large immersive domes. EON Reality’s global app development network, with twenty-two locations worldwide, has created the world’s leading AR/VR library for knowledge transfer with over 8,000 applications. Over 40 million people worldwide have downloaded these applications.