February 21, 2020 – EON Reality, in partnership with the Community of Canary Islands, has today announced the inauguration of the company’s first Augmented and Virtual Reality Center in Spain. Located at CIFP César Manrique in the city of Santa Cruz on the island of Tenerife, the AR and VR-enabled campus will help to provide an example of the power that AR and VR technology can bring to other schools in the area.
Attended by community and academic partners, the inauguration event held speakers from both sides of the partnership as they delved into how the campus will impact students, teachers, and other citizens of the Canary Islands.
“We are thrilled to be working with EON Reality to bring a beautiful AR and VR campus to the Canary Islands. Now that it is open, I believe it will quickly become a centerpiece of technological activity in the area and an invaluable tool in teaching and training the next generation. This is only the beginning of our partnership, and I look forward to seeing where it can go and how we can help people throughout the area”, said Jorge Alonso Yánez, CIFP Director.
As a part of the ‘Classroom 3.0’ initiative, the AR/VR education-based center is one of EON Reality’s most recent offerings to academic institutions and organizations that want to primarily focus on using the technology in the classroom. In addition to teaching students how to use and develop AR and VR products, the center will also offer training solutions for a number of the trades taught at the vocational school.
The inauguration itself provided an opportunity for local government and academic leaders to see what the campus will be offering going forward. In addition to witnessing the new technologies and getting a tour of the facility, guests listened to several keynote speeches.
Mats W. Johansson, President of EON Reality, commented: “With a location like this in such a beautiful part of the world, we are extremely excited about how EON Reality and our Augmented and Virtual Reality solutions can expand in the coming months. We have already begun teaching and assisting several thousand students around the world, but we’re hoping to grow that number exponentially with each of these campuses that we can convert. It is time that the world sees the potential for AR and VR in education and not just entertainment or industry.”
Image credit: EON Reality
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