NYC to Create USA’s First Publicly Funded VR/AR Lab

Published by , March 6, 2017 1:04 pm

(DNAInfo) New York City’s Economic Development Corporation and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment are planning to create the nation’s first publicly-funded virtual reality and augmented reality lab, announcing Monday a request for proposals for a space that will include $6 million in public and private funding.
The city is looking for bidders who will be able to provide space for VR and AR entrepreneurs with affordable, shared access to tools and technologies and gather academic, start-up and business communities to increase the talent pipeline and funding opportunities. Proposals are due April 7.

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