VR For Impact, an HTC initiative offering $10 million to drive virtual reality content and technologies that create positive change and impact in support of the United Nations sustainable development goals.
The United Nations has a series of goals on sustainable development for the year 2030, among which are poverty or protecting the planet. HTC with the creation of this new program, VR For Impact, aims to help create virtual reality content that helps achieve these goals, creating the most powerful experiences that transform our world.
“The potential of virtual reality to help us learn, understand, and transform the world has no limits. VR For Impact is a challenge for the VR community and content developers around the world to help raise awareness and solve humanity’s greatest challenges. HTC Vive will fund the best ideas that use virtual reality and that really raise awareness and drive positive changes about our world. We invite the entire VR ecosystem to join, because only together can we create a real impact,” he commented Cher Wang, CEO of HTC.
“Vive’s room scale can be a powerful tool for immersive storytelling, education and training; its support will empower more people to join global change, giving voice to the most vulnerable and access to new possibilities for the most marginalized,” he said Gabo Arora, creator of the United Nations VR initiative.
From today you can send ideas, and it will be on April 22, Earth Day, when the first winners will be announced.