VRINN is a cluster of companies and organizations operating in Norway in the fields of VR/ AR (XR), and gamification. The main focus of the VRINN cluster is “immersive learning” – meaning: How can immersive technologies such as VR, AR and gamification be used in learning, training and knowledge transfer?
” Shaping the future of learning
The vision of VRINN is “Shaping the future of learning”. Our main goals are:
- Securing the position of the future of learning
- Creating the best ecosystem for commercialization of learning and training solutions
- Being best at combining culture, storytelling and tech
Have a closer look at our goals and activities in the strategy onepager.
Our members are active in a wide range of disciplines, including health care, crisis management, decision making, and operational support.
In order to take full advantage of VRINN’s service, members pay a small annual fee (2500 – 15 000 NOK p.a.), which varies depending on the company’s turnover. Startups participate for free in the first year of membership.
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Currently the VRINN cluster consists of the following members:
- Akershus University Hospital (department of competence and education)
- Anno Museum
- ASKO HEDMARK
- Bra IT (Digital Utsikt)
- Business Analyze
- Fish to Follow
- Fynd Reality
- Glitch Studios
- Hamar municipality
- Innlandet fylkeskommune
- Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
- Løten municipality
- Making View
- NAV Hedmark
- NTNU Gjøvik
- Progress Interactive
- Snow XR (new start-up)
- Sparebank 1 Østlandet
- Stange municipality
- Inland Norway Hospital
- Vea – Norges grønne fagskole
- WANG Toppidrett Hamar
- Østnorsk Filmsenter
We believe in the benefit of sharing knowledge and working together across national borders and genres to support and promote each other and strengthen international relations. Creating synergies is the key! Be part of the progress and contact us about a collaboration!
Since the gaming sector is very important within the cluster, our partner Hamar Game Collective is an essential part of our network.
Currently VRINN is cooperating with the following international innovation clusters, expert groups and communities:
- 3IT Berlin
- Digital Innlandet
- Games:net berlinbrandenburg
- Hamar Game Collective
- HelseINN (former Terningen Nettverk)
- Helsinki XR Center
- Klosser Innovasjon (former Hedmark kunnskapspark)
- NCE Heidner Biocluster
- NCE iKuben
- Nebula Cluster
- VR Oslo Business Cluster
- XR Nation
- XR Norge
The VRINN Board of Directors consists of the following members, who represent a mixture of private and public interest groups.
- Are Vindfallet (Making View AS) – chairman
- Marit Christine Berg (Inland Norway University) – board member
- Knut Henrik Aas (EON Reality Norway AS) – board member
- Eli Bryhni (Hamar Region Visit and Business) – board member
- Amund Haugen Steinbakken (Hedmark county) – board member
- Ingeborg Hartz (Inland Norway Hospital Trust) – board member
- Knut Fangberget (Deputy Major Municipality of Hamar and business advisor) – board member
The Board is responsible for the strategic development of the VRINN cluster and manages the cluster on behalf of the cluster members. The VRINN Cluster Manager reports to the Chairman of the Board.
In addition to the Board of Directors, a Resource/Project Group has been established. This group forms the program committee for the Nordic VR Forum, supports the development of the VRINN cluster in connection with events and acts as a consultant for VR/AR issues.
Owners – legal information
VRINN is managed by Hamar Region Visit and Business, a Public regional business and destination development agency owned by the municipalities of Hamar, Løten and Stange (host), and part of #OsloRegion. The legal identity for VRINN is “Stange kommune, org. no. 970 169 717.
Hamar Region Visit and Business and VRINN are proud members 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.