Immersive techologies like virtual and augmented reality (often dubbed “XR”) is considered to be among the technologies that can make a real difference in our collective future. In the eastern parts of Norway (the Inland region) a unique cooperation between public government, local businesses and academia has led to a huge focus on XR, games and gamification, with world leading businesses, research and projects taking place in the region, including Norway’s first VR/AR study programme.
To help this ecosystem grow and develop and help fuel the future of work for organizations and businesses in Norway and internationally, businesses have organized themselves in the VRINN Immersive Learning Cluster (see member list).
VRINN is currently administrated by Hamar Region Visit and Business, a regional development institution for the municipalities of Hamar, Løten and Stange. The cluster is owned by it’s members through the legal entity Hamarregionen næringsforum (org. no. NO990 065 446).
The participants in VRINN share ideas, knowledge and participate in mutual innovation projects in order to develop next generation technology solutions in sectors like learning, training and knowledge transfer. We strive to develop scalable solutions for an international market, making an impact globally.
Several of the members of VRINN as well as the cluster administration is located in PARK, the new business and startup house in the Hamar Region.
- Participate in innovation projects
- Access to project & business development support
- Be updated on VR/AR projects and technology in general
- Increase your competence (within project funding, innovation, commersialization etc.)
- Invitation to field studies and trips
- Marketing and PR of your business/organization
- Participate in tailoring the Nordic VR Forum and get rebated partnerships/tickets
As a member you commit to dedicate at least 25 hours per year to the cluster’s activities, and pay a small annual fee (2500 – 15 000 NOK p.a.).
Are you interested in joing VRINN? Contact us!
We believe in sharing and cooperation across borders and genres. Hence, VRINN is cooperating closely with the game development cluster “Hamar Game Collective“, as well as other regional clusters and networks like NCE Heidner, IKT Ressursforum Innlandet, VR Oslo and XR Norge.
Hamarregionen visit and business and VRINN is a proud member of The VR/AR Association (VRARA). Are you interested in becoming a member of VRARA as well? We’ll be happy to help you out and tell you more! Follow VRARA Norway on Twitter.