The VAM Realities is an alliance of several education institutions, companies, and business enterprises across Europe working in the sector of Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed. The main aim of the project is to focus upon the possibilities and implementations of these technologies in the real world by the successful cooperation between Universities and Enterprises.
The partnership presented the VAMRS project at the ‘XR Week’ conference from 17th to 21st May 2021. Prof. Carsten Domann and Ian O’Donovan represented the FHM Berlin. Prof. Domann emphasized in his keynote the current position of XR Technology globally, the challenges to overcome, and pondered upon the ways to successfully penetrate the XR technology into the Market. Ian O’Donovan in his keynote addressed the details and specifications of the VAM Realities programs offered to business enterprises. The conference also included the announcement of the winners of the in the Student and the Company sector. The student category was won by a PHD student from the Tallinn University of Technology, taking home the €1000 prize money. The company category was won by a Finnish company Delta Cygni Labs for their XR solution POINTR, a mobile augmented reality solution for remote collaboration.
The results of the VAMRS European wide SME survey were presented by colleagues from the Tampere University and Mr. Jenne Kapela, who is a project manager at a Seinäjoki university of applied sciences gave several demonstrations of the use of AR and VR in vertical mill training, data visualization, virtual reality training, and AR app for CAD models. For VAM Realities, the focus is on providing professional training to the necessary parties, designing a technological framework, and working towards future readiness including adaptability and agility. Specific tools have also been designed to cater to Universities, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), and competitions are held to brainstorm new and innovative ideas and solutions. VAM Realities have integrated around 220 VR/AR Experts from all over Europe to provide their support in Business Operations, AR Products, and Services, and giving consultations to Universities and SMEs.