An initiative at Concordia University that will bring together talent and resources to create applications that have clear market potential.
Company Keezmovies Concordia University and the developer Ubisoft have announced the creation of XR: MTL, an innovation factory focused on extended reality technologies. Located at the University of Montreal (Canada), Galilei will be in charge of managing the operations of this initiative that seeks to create applications that have a clear market potential. It will bring together companies, academic institutions and startups to catalyze and accelerate open and commercial innovation, including the creation of new businesses and novel experiences across industries. To this end, they will undertake joint development projects, product agreements and knowledge sharing.
“We’ve been working for years with VR technology as it evolved. We believe now is the best time to create the future of VR, AR and RM, in partnership with Montreal’s emerging and talented community,” says Olivier Palmieri, director of L’Atelier XR at Ubisoft.
Ubisoft, for its part, is creating within the enclosure the space L’Atelier XR, which aims to collaborate with the entire RX ecosystem of Montreal. For them, XR: MTL represents a great platform to build new business services and applications, expand their talent base and RX capabilities, as well as build a new network of innovation-driven partners.
XR: MTL has agreements with Oculus, D-BOX, Triotech, Aperium, Ova, The Phenomena, VRTracker and Pixelbug, among others. In addition, they are collaborating with Prompt Quebec to fund projects that use 5G networks with RX.