EON Experience Fest 2019 brought with it exciting news and updates from across the Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) industry. Wednesday held presentations from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Toyota Industries, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), IBM, Lenovo, and more. Thursday maintained the high-level momentum with featured the likes of Microsoft, Samsung, University of Bologna (UNIBO), HP, and Festo Didactic.
We are delighted to have companies like Toyota, Microsoft, and others at EON Experience Fest in Bologna, especially as EON Reality develops applications and the AVR Platform directly with new hardware, such as the Hololens 2, in mind. We are looking forward to working more closely with similar globally-recognized brands in the future.
Along with presentations from clients, educators and partners, EON Reality also hosted a wide variety of discussions and workshops. These ranged from President Mats Johansson’s explanation of how AVR technology is revolutionizing industry training and safety, to Director of Global Education and Training Marcin Kasica’s workshop about accelerating knowledge transfer using the AVR Platform and Library.
The 2019 edition of the annual festival saw hundreds of movers, shakers, and decision-makers from dozens of industries and 24 countries gather at the WorkLife Innovation Hub for the two-day event. Beyond the scheduled productions, some of the most valuable interactions for both AVR companies and prospective clients alike came through the open networking sessions and breaks in which the visiting corporations had time to discuss possible future projects with each other.
We are at a turning point in the immersive technology industry. We believe it is clear that the AVR Platform is at the heart of this change as companies and educational organizations alike look to transform the way they learn, train and perform.
Among the collaborations formed at EON Experience Fest, EON Reality and the University of Bologna are currently working to establish a partnership to bring AVR technology to the oldest continuously operating university in the world. As one of the top-rated academic institutions in Europe, the University of Bologna is in discussion with EON Reality to start a joint graduate program that will offer AVR training and education as it pertains to medicine, design, architecture, and more.