If you’re like us and you’ve been toying with the Oculus Quest for the past couple of weeks, you needn’t be convinced that virtual reality has come a long way. Exploring virtual worlds and hacking away at stuff that isn’t really there is awesome, but there’s more to extended reality than fun and games.
But then again, maybe there isn’t enough of that yet. VLAIO is launching a call (link in Dutch) next week to explore the opportunities of XR technology. As development of such tools can be costly and have an uncertain return on investment, they are looking for experienced service providers that are able to create proofs of concept that will be able to stimulate other Flemish companies to start exploring the vast possibilities of extended reality.
Both companies with an intriguing use case and software developers that have the technological skills (hint: that’s you!) to turn those ideas into a working proof of concept can present themselves. The call will bring interested parties together and fund 60% (up to € 200.000) of the costs of selected projects.
The online platform to submit your application will be available from June 3 and the deadline is August 30. To learn more about the call there’s an info session by VLAIO on June 7 at 10 AM in Brussels. Please sign up here (link in Dutch) if you’d like to attend.
This seems like an excellent opportunity to get in touch with potential business clients in a range of different industries such as production, care, education and government. If you think you can leave your mark on how Flemish businesses look at XR in the future, you should really jump on this.