Interactive technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are set to transform the ways in which people communicate, interact and share information.
The XR industry is now at a stage where after years of research and development, it has reached a point where technology becomes accessible and allows market introduction.
However, the European XR scene is still fragmented. In this context, XR4ALL is set to address 6 objectives, which together will create a thriving European XR community:
XR4ALL, co-funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825545, foresees as an eligible activity the provision of financial support to third parties, as a mean to achieve its own objectives. XR4ALL launches the current open call to attract, select and provide financial support to third parties (outstanding XR research teams from organisations such as SMEs, industry, research institutions, and academia) to develop new XR solutions (plugins for games engines such as Unity, low level components based on open APIs, standards and frameworks such as SolAR, or any XR Application) using the XR developers platform and publishing their solution in the XR solutions catalogue.
The projects selected through the open call will undergo through two support phases with specific required deliverables at the end of each phase and a corresponding funding
(for more information see Open Call website http://xr4all.eu/opencall/ )
The total funding to be sub-granted by XR4ALL is € 1,500,000 for a total of 50 projects in phase 1, receiving each a funding of € 10,000, from which up to 25 projects will be admitted in phase 2 with a corresponding funding of € 40,000. The maximum granted amount per project is € 50,000.
Interested parties can apply before one of the 4 cut-off dates for the open call which are:
The XR4ALL open call for applications will open on 20 June 2019. The basic information needed to guide potential applicants in preparing a proposal are included in the Guide for Applicants and additional questions received by XR4ALL will be answered and made available to all potential applicants in a FAQ, both available on XR4ALL website (www.xr4all.eu/opencall). This gives instructions on how to structure a proposal, how to submit it, and the criteria on which it will be evaluated as well as the way the selected projects will be managed.
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