The partnership will establish a world-class facility for Augmented and Virtual Reality in the Kansai region.
IRVINE, CA, October 4, 2019 – EON Reality Inc., the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge transfer for industry and education, announces that a VR Innovation Academy (VRIA) is being established in Kyoto, Japan through a partnership with SUS Co., Ltd. and its new subsidiary, Cross Reality Co., Ltd.
The VR Innovation Academy will develop needed capability and capacity in the field of Augmented and Virtual Reality (EON-XR) solutions to the dynamic Kansai region — the second largest economic region of Japan with a regional GDP of approximately 1 trillion USD, matching nations such as South Korea. As the former capital of Japan, Kyoto maintains a rich cultural history while also serving as the home for rapidly growing industries such as animation, media, healthcare, and more. Additionally, Kyoto is an important education and R&D hub in Japan where local universities have been affiliated with Nobel Prize Laureates several times.
“We are proud to be able to bring the VR Innovation Academy to Kyoto. This facility will be able to play a crucial role in transforming skills needed in academia as well as the various industries across the Kansai region. We see a significant opportunity both in Kyoto and the wider area for our EON-XR solutions to improve efficiency and effectiveness of local businesses and schools.”The VR Innovation Academy will conduct educational training programs led by international EON-XR experts and also provide access for local businesses and entrepreneurs to implement effective EON-XR solutions as part of the Industry 4.0 movement. The VRIA will also offer opportunities for local colleges and universities to get access to the latest EON-XR solutions for both academic and vocational training.
“We are extremely honored to announce to launch the VR Innovation Academy in Kyoto with EON Reality, the world leader in the EON-XR-based knowledge transfer for industry and education and Sanko Gakuen, the expert in domestic educational business, which will have also high affinity with our business objective of developing human resources capable of the Industry 4.0 revolution. We are looking forward to expanding our business fields, not only developing engineers capable of EON-XR but also providing a complete EON-XR platform of software, systems and applications for the industry and education markets as one of the authorized distributors of EON Reality in Japan, which will also contribute as a prompt solution for both serious shortage of workers and development of the next generation in Japan.”
As a leading manufacturing city, Kyoto has integrated its history of traditional industry with modern advanced technology to transform the meaning of the word “craftsmanship.” When the VRIA launches in Spring 2020, it expects to have a full “triple helix” of cooperation for industry, government, and academia from the entire Kyoto Prefecture.
About Cross Reality Co., Ltd and SUS Co., Ltd.
SUS Co., Ltd. is a Kyoto-based leading company has focused on development of engineers, dispatch business and commissioned development since the foundation 1999. The company has currently offices in 8 locations such as Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya throughout Japan. Based on our corporate motto, “Explore the highest level of education to enable each engineer to achieve self-realization,” “Generate new values by taking on challenges all the time,” “Support ‘personal’ growth and contribute to society,” and our concept for human resource development called « Recurrent School for Working Adult® », we have produced professional engineers and entrepreneur. Cross Reality Co., LTD is a new subsidiary company of SUS Co., Ltd. which operates VRIA Kyoto and provides XR business solutions for the industry and education markets in Japan, based on the partnership with EON Reality.
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) based knowledge 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. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.