The partnership will begin an EON-XR rollout at one of Zimbabwe’s top technology institutions.
EON Reality, the global leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education, announces a new partnership with Harare Institute of Technology to start an EON-XR rollout on its campus in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Focused primarily on technological education and training, Harare Institute of Technology fits perfectly into EON Reality’s mission of upskilling and training the next generation of workers. As the company’s first partner in Zimbabwe, the school will look to build off of the success it found in transitioning to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, while also incorporating EON-XR into both e-learning and in-classroom activities.
“Harare Institute of Technology is one of the top academic institutions in Zimbabwe when it comes to technology, so we are very excited to partner with them. By working with universities like this, we are able to not only reach the next generation of workers and students, but also can rest easy knowing that those who are embracing the platform are truly interested in and excited about the technology. I look forward to seeing how this relationship continues to develop over time.”Dan LejerskarFounder of EON Reality
Harare Institute of Technology is EON Reality’s latest stop in its expansion into the EMEA region. The massive surge in popularity that the COVID-19 pandemic brought to the XR company has allowed the California-based business to assist colleges and universities around the world to improve their XR offerings. Now that much of the world is in the recovery process, that means new partners gain an opportunity to give their students a “hands-on” experience whether or not they’re able to physically come to the campus due to on-and-off health restrictions.
“HIT is delighted to join the EON Reality family. The deployment of the EON Reality technology will boost our capacity in serving our communities as the platform offers significant instructional support of critical industries such as manufacturing, mining, aviation, construction, health, agriculture, education and entertainment. The EON Reality technology is set to transform learning and teaching in ways that will enhance local and regional workforce development as well as providing our students with skills that will accelerate their social and economic agility. This collaboration will bring multiple benefits for the HIT Community as the deployment of the EON-XR platform leads to the creation of localized content, lessons and IP creation as well as the organization of wide XR Deployment to our students. This will also give the University the opportunity to share content in an EON global community and marketplace, becoming a part of the EON Reality’s Global Academic Community for Remote Learning, as well as and helping in its Post Pandemic Academic Recovery programme. As premier Innovation and Technopreneurial University, HIT provides a unique opportunity for EON Reality to reach the next generation of both young innovators, engineers, technologists, employees and entrepreneurs across the nation. EON-XR provides the perfect setup for the blend of academic learning and real-world practical career training.”Dr. Eng. Q.C KanhukamweHIT Vice Chancellor
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.
About Harare Institute of Technology
Harare Institute of Technology is Zimbabwe’s premier Innovation and Technopreneurial University with a unique mandate of developing, incubating, transferring and commercializing technology for the nation’s rapid industrialization. It is a hub of technology offering unparalleled educational opportunities for those seeking highest quality undergraduate, postgraduate and continuous professional development studies in science, engineering and technology. HIT is also at the forefront of growing Zimbabwe’s industrial base and natural resources beneficiation. Harare Institute of Technology offers a conducive environment of innovation and creativity where technology and engineering thrive with ability to make major global impact through production of commercializable intellectual property. For further information, visit www.hit.ac.zw