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Realising Education through Virtual Environments and Augmented Locations

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 732599

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 060 601

  • EU contribution

    € 997 751

Coordinated by:

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

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.

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

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 106 250

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 220 737,50

THE JENNER TRUST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 54 500

THE SHEFFIELD UTC ACADEMY TRUST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 62 650

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 732599

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 060 601

  • EU contribution

    € 997 751

Coordinated by:

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom