About XR4ALL project

The XR4ALL project is a first initiative by the European Commission to strengthen the European XR/immersive technology industry and to accelerate its growth, connecting startups, companies, and investors (angels, corporates, and VCs) active in XR.

What is XR?XR – often referred to as “extended reality” – includes virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), and similar means of immersion. XR is poised to revolutionize the way people communicate, interact, and share information.
What are the issues at stake?After years of research & development, XR technology has reached a tipping point where it becomes accessible to small businesses and consumers, thereby warranting market introduction. With over $4 billion in worldwide investments to date, the industry is set for a bright future but further financing is key for its success, especially in the European Union (EU).
What are the objectives?By 2020, in Europe, the total production value of the XR industry should reach €15-34 billion, and the number of direct and indirect jobs 225,000-480,000. However, the European XR scene is relatively less known, quite fragmented, and faced with strong outside competition, especially from Asia and the USA.
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What we offer

XR4ALL is designed to forge a competitive, sustainable XR-tech ecosystem in Europe, with the following main objectives:

  1. icon1 Create a pan-European (XR-tech) community.
  2. icon2 Discover existing EU XR technology.
  3. icon3 Develop a research agenda.
  4. icon4 Award grants for innovative technology projects.
  5. icon5 Increase investments & tech transfers to help products reach market.

XR4ALL should prove beneficial to developers, engineers, computer scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs, financiers, investors, journalists, evangelists, and users.

By creating a strong and enthusiastic XR4ALL brand and community, the XR4ALL project will instead of should attract investors from Europe and beyond.

The XR4ALL project is a “Coordination and Support Action (CSA)” of the “Horizon 2020 (H2020)” Programme”, the largest EU Research and Innovation programme (2014-2020) to date, aimed at providing breakthroughs, discoveries, and world-firsts. XR4ALL started on 1 December 2018 and has a duration of 30 months.

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If you are active in XR (tech or content), we invite you to join the growing XR4ALL community and to participate in its XR tech activities.

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