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Realising Education through Virtual Environments and Augmented Locations

Objective

State-of-the art Virtual Reality (VR) technologies designed for gaming offer new opportunities for social and economic benefits in their application to education. This project will pioneer the use of mainstream PlayStation VR technologies for innovative educational applications which engage world-wide audiences in the Europe’s rich historical and scientific heritage. Supported by the R&D team at Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE), it will actively inform and map the processes and technologies required for SMEs to successfully bring new gamified VR applications to Sony’s online PlayStation Store. The resulting technology and tools will provide an infrastructure for creating educational VR experiences and generate new business opportunities outside of traditional gaming activities on the PlayStation platform. In the process it will create inclusive narrative-driven VR experiences which improve the social and physical accessibility of cultural heritage and contribute to the digital preservation of historical sites.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-1
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Coordinator

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY
Address
Howard Street City Campus
S1 1WB Sheffield
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 406 963,50

Participants (5)

VRTRON LIMITED
Malta
EU contribution
€ 146 650
Address
264 Main Street
MLH2317 Mellieha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 106 250
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 220 737,50
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE JENNER TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 54 500
Address
Church Lane
GL139BN Berkeley
Activity type
Other
THE SHEFFIELD UTC ACADEMY TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 62 650
Address
111 Matilda Street
S14 QF Sheffield
Activity type
Other