The partnership includes groundbreaking EON-XR solutions for Universidad del Desarrollo students and faculty
IRVINE, CA, March 1, 2022 – EON Reality, the global leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education, announces a new agreement with Universidad del Desarrollo to bring the knowledge metaverse to their campuses in Concepción and Santiago, Chile.
One of Chile’s first private universities, Universidad del Desarrollo has been a trailblazer in engineering for over 30 years. The first degree they offered was in Commercial Engineering, and they’ve since expanded their engineering department while offering coursework in other STEM fields like physical medicine and medical technology. Universidad del Desarrollo also continually broadens its educational network, offering its students over 200 exchange programs with universities from 41 countries. Given the strength of their engineering background and willingness to work with other academic institutions, Universidad del Desarrollo is a natural addition to EON Reality’s international community. Now, with access to world-class XR solutions, their classrooms will move into the future of interactive teaching, regardless of subject, class size, or the many other factors impacting schooling.
“Partnering with Universidad del Desarrollo, a maverick both in engineering and cross-country educational exchange, illustrates the breadth of the impact EON-XR can have on the field of engineering and academia going forward,” says EON Reality founder Dan Lejerskar. “When a college with their engineering history and vast network of exchange programs can contribute to the knowledge metaverse, the possibilities for its growth are exponential. I look forward to seeing our relationship grow in Chile and beyond in the coming years.”
With the new EON-XR delivery and welcome to the knowledge metaverse, Universidad del Desarrollo’s educators will offer “hands-on” training to their students without the usual logistical restrictions in many forms of engineering and vocational studies. With lifelike 3D models at their students’ virtual fingertips, professors can create immersive and interactive lessons for those on campus as well as those studying remotely.
As one of EON Reality’s first Chilean partners, Universidad del Desarrollo will be essential users of EON-XR and eventually contributors to EON Reality’s global network and the knowledge metaverse. Over 80 academic institutions have become creators and curators for EON’s knowledge metaverse in recent months, and each creates and shares experiences based on their areas of expertise. The long-term hope is that faculty and students of Universidad del Desarrollo will provide their own additions once they’ve adapted to the technology.
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based experience creation for education and industry as well as the creators of the Knowledge Metaverse. EON Reality’s 23 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 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 XR-focused devices. EON Reality’s global network of more than 1.4 million users is building the Knowledge Metaverse in more than 100 locations and has created the world’s leading XR library for education and industry with over 2.16 million 3D assets and counting. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.