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vrfirst-videoThe pioneers behind VR First, a global initiative designed to enable AR/VR innovation, recently announced that the organization has achieved what they call “significant progress” in their stated mission to provide state-of-the-art AR/VR facilities to academic institutions worldwide.

The initiative, first unveiled in January 2016, intends to almost double its roster of operational labs in universities and science parks across the globe by the end of 2017, for a total of 50 labs, the official word explains.

There are currently 26 labs operating in the United States, Europe, Asia and Oceania, with another 14 labs coming soon and more in development.

“Teachings and modern equipment are essential to ensure a healthy future job market driven by innovative VR/AR content,” VR First explained in a media release. “VR First engages with top universities and science parks to setup or renovate current PC labs into AR/VR-ready facilities. Each lab gets state-of-the-art equipment plus active fostering of collaboration between labs and the AR/VR community. To get a glimpse, watch the VR First Lab Video.”

To learn more, check out VR First online.

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