May 11, 2019 – EON Reality, together with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced the launch of an Interactive Digital Center (IDC) in Morocco.
Located on Mohammed VI Polytechnic University’s campus in Ben Guerir, the new IDC will provide Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) technology, solutions, and products that are expected to assist with Morocco’s digital transformation of the academic, industrial, and government sectors.
To make the IDC a reality, EON Reality has teamed up with several other organizations in addition to USAID that include: Mohammed VI Polytechnic University; Agency for Digital Development; Mohammed V University in Rabat; the Moroccan Ministry of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy; and the Moroccan Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research. Together, the seven partners will aim to help shape Morocco’s technological revolution as they share AVR solutions to transform education and training in Morocco.
Stephanie Miley, Chargée d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Morocco said:“This amazing center for Augmented and Virtual Reality will be one of the first pillars of the future of education in Morocco as it will train the next generation of AVR professionals. In collaboration with local professors and professionals, the IDC will also design and adapt 3D solutions to be taught at universities, at vocational training schools and at the workplace. This will ensure knowledge transfer in several areas of digital education.”
Aside from the hardware and technology available at the IDC itself, EON Reality expects that the spread of the AVR Platform across Morocco will help to train the next generation of AVR professionals. Through a close collaboration with professors and academic experts, the IDC will also design and adapt AVR learning applications and solutions for universities and various vocational training centers.
Commenting on the launch of the IDC, Mats Johansson, President of EON Reality said: “This is one of the largest collaborations we’ve ever been a part of, and I am excited to share our AVR technology with Morocco. Making high-end AVR technology accessible for students, entrepreneurs, and governments all over the world has always been the goal of EON Reality, and this is a huge step in the right direction.”
Image credit: EON Reality
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