The collaboration will bring the $26.5M EON-XR Center to one of Africa’s most historic nations.
EON Reality, the global leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education, announces a new partnership with the Ministry of Education of Ethiopia to create a knowledge metaverse hub for students, teachers and entrepreneurs. EON contributes $19.9MUSD (75%) and the Ministry of Education contributes $6.7MUSD (25%) in cash.
As EON Reality’s initiative continues to bring the knowledge metaverse to users around the world, Ethiopia is a perfect destination for the current program. As a nation rich in culture and history, Ethiopia’s desire to bring modern and advanced technology — like a knowledge metaverse hub — to its citizens shows its commitment to the future rather than focusing on the past. Because of this, the knowledge metaverse hub will be able to efficiently launch and grow throughout the region, allowing for the possibility of a much larger number of people having access to the vast amounts of information available through the high-end technology. With countless more people comfortable with XR solutions, EON Reality hopes to be able to contribute to both the nation’s growth overall as well as the larger global knowledge metaverse.
“Ethiopia is a country with such a rich and varied history, so helping them launch toward the future means a lot to me. By developing this knowledge metaverse hub, we will put Ethiopia squarely on the map as a technological center of Africa for XR learning and development — and as a valuable contributor to the global knowledge metaverse. I believe a deal like this can benefit the entire nation, and even the surrounding region, based on how much we can improve the lives of the entire community.”Dan LejerskarFounder of EON Reality
Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education is the latest partner for EON Reality to pick up as a part of the global knowledge metaverse initiative. The $26 million project will allow Ethiopia to not only begin accessing the future of XR and AI through the knowledge metaverse, but also create and upload their own objects, setting, and culture into the global network. With access to more resources than ever before, nations like Ethiopia can provide a truly world-class knowledge metaverse hub for its citizens regardless of age, career path, or economic status.
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 21 years of success are 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 has developed the de-facto standard for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer software that supports devices from mobile phones to large immersive domes. EON Reality’s global development network — with more than 20 locations worldwide — has created the world’s leading AR/VR library for education and industry with over 8,000 applications and over 40 million users worldwide.