Leading Institutions Collaborate to Bridge the AR/VR/XR Skills Gap in Europe and Beyond.
IRVINE, CA – October 26, 2023 – As industries rapidly adopt augmented, virtual, and mixed reality (AR/VR/XR) technologies, the demand for skilled technical and non-technical professionals in fields like healthcare, education, and manufacturing is surging. Recognizing the challenges and opportunities this presents, a consortium of esteemed institutions from across Europe and beyond have launched the “Metaverse Academy.” This ambitious three-year project seeks to bridge the skills gap and bolster EU’s competitive stance in immersive technologies.
“Our vision is not only to cultivate technical proficiency but also to inspire innovative thinking in immersive technologies and Spatial AI,” stated Dan Lejerskar, CEO & Chairman of EON Reality. “Through 19 technology and entrepreneurial-oriented courses, the Metaverse Academy promises a comprehensive understanding of AR/VR/XR, available to all age groups.”
- BURSA ESKISEHIR BILECIK KALKINMA AJANSI (Coordinator) – Turkey
- SABANCI UNIVERSITESI – Turkey
- UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI – Romania
- UNIVERSITAT JAUME I DE CASTELLON – Spain
- VAAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY – South Africa
- BULGARIAN-ROMANIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY – Bulgaria
- Centre for Digital Transformation and Innovation Africa – South Africa
- Forschungsinstitut für innovative Arbeitsgestaltung und Prävention – Germany
- INSTITOUTO ANAPTIXIS EPICHEIRIMATIKOTITAS ASTIKI ETAIREIA – Greece
- EYESOFT Bilisim Egitim Yayincilik Iletisim ve Danismanlik – Turkey
- EON DEVELOPMENT AB – Sweden
- PEDAL CONSULTING SRO – Slovakia
- Twinnovation – Israel
Fueled by the rapid growth in the global market for immersive technologies, and with backing from an array of reputed institutions and stakeholders, the Metaverse Academy represents a landmark effort in AR/VR/XR training and education. By unifying resources and expertise, the project aims to ensure Europe remains at the forefront of the digital age, empowering people through education and skills and setting the right environment for digital networks and services.
About EON Reality
EON Reality is a leading company in Artificial Intelligence-powered Augmented and Virtual Reality-based experience creation for education and industry. EON Reality’s 25 years of existence and success are tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every person on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality developed and launched EON-XR, a SaaS-based platform dedicated to the democratization of XR content creation that brings code-free XR development and publishing to smartphones, tablets, laptops, and any other XR-focused devices. EON-XR and many of EON Reality’s other solutions can be used in devices of different sizes, in different shapes and at different types of locations: from hand-held mobile devices, to head-mounted displays, to large-scale screens, and even at mega-size facilities. EON Reality’s global network now comprises more than 1.8 million licenses who are collectively building a vast digital community in more than 75 locations. EON Reality has also created the world’s leading XR library for education and industry with access to at least 6 million assets and counting. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.