Europe’s First Center of Excellence for VR Launches in North East England

Published by , July 11, 2016 1:01 am

(ChronicleLive) VRTGO Labs, Europe’s first centre of excellence for the virtual reality industry has been officially launched in the North East of England in Baltimore House, Gateshead. VRTGO Labs is the result of a progressive strategy from Gateshead Council, focused on nurturing emerging technologies. The purpose is to provide a high-tech base for the region’s leading VR firms, as well as a focal point for companies looking to the technology for potential business solutions.
VR and AR (augmented reality) are playing an increasing role across many business sectors. For now, however, the cluster is focusing on the benefits it can bring to automotive, healthcare and construction. “We have a really good cluster of serious virtual reality and augmented reality companies here,” said Carri Cunliffe, of Secret Sauce, an industry event and consultancy business which runs VRTGO on behalf of Gateshead Council.

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