EON Reality Italia, an Interactive Digital Center located in Bologna, Italy, that will help establish and grow the local AVR economy
IRVINE, CA, May 30, 2018 – EON Reality Inc., the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) based knowledge transfer for industry and education, and Regione Emilia-Romagna today announced the establishment of an Interactive Digital Center (IDC) in Bologna, Italy. This IDC, known as EON Reality Italia, will help build the foundation of a local AVR ecosystem and support the region’s economy by helping companies and industries to improve their productivity and safety.
EON Reality Italia will play an important role in the industrial upgrade strategy of the Region and will offer precious experiential training to students, businesses, and professionals through a regional rollout of the AVR Platform. Also, the IDC will become the Italian hub for the development of content and applications related to Augmented and Virtual Reality and the AVR Platform. The IDC also contains a VR Innovation Academy (VRIA) that will train new AR and VR professionals who will support EON Reality and other companies in their AR and VR endeavors.
EON Reality Italia’s location in Bologna which will host the IDC and the VRIA.
“EON Reality’s leadership in Augmented and Virtual Reality, which we feel is a key component to Industry 4.0, and their decision to settle in Emilia-Romagna means that we are recognized internationally in our infrastructure capacity and technological excellence,” said Stefano Bonaccini, President of Regione Emilia-Romagna. “The work we are doing in terms of internationalization and attraction of investment is paying off. We are attracting resources, growing ideas, and we are also creating knowledge, which are mixed with large professional skills, research, and innovation that companies in Emilia-Romagna help establish, but also what our workers and our engineers are able to achieve.”
By improving the training of operators and technicians, industries in Emilia-Romagna can reduce accidents, reduce costs, and simplify the overall training and production process. The AVR Platform and its three SaaS based products, Creator AVR, Virtual Trainer, and AR Assist, will support the entire knowledge transfer process enterprises undertake, from on-boarding to training, to in field assistance. The Learn, Train, Perform path of the AVR Platform will improve efficiency and productivity for workers across a wide range of industries.
David Scowsill, CEO of EON Reality, with Palma Costi, Councilor for productive activities, energy plan, green economy, and post-earthquake reconstruction of Emilia-Romagna.
“In Emilia-Romagna, we see a great opportunity to improve local knowledge transfer and to bring regional expertise to the global community,” said David Scowsill CEO of EON Reality. “The IDC will ensure the region remains at the forefront of innovation and represents an investment for the future of the citizens. In this respect, we look forward to addressing the needs of the regional market with the AVR Platform and we are excited about the ability to develop unique knowledge transfer applications built on local expertise.”
The IDC will open in Q3 of 2018 and will be accepting students for their first VRIA class in the fall of 2018.
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) based knowledge transfer for industry and education. EON Reality’s success is 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, since 1999, has developed the de-facto standard for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer software that supports devices from mobile phones to large immersive domes. EON Reality’s global app development network, with twenty-two locations worldwide, has created the world’s leading AR/VR library for knowledge transfer with over 7,000 applications. Over 36 million people worldwide have downloaded these applications. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.