International Local Heroes of VR

The VR NOW understands itself not only as a platform for the best international producers of VR, AR, MR and 360 video. It’s also about the people who drive the diverse local community in Berlin and Brandenburg, mostly smaller companies who work on an large and international level and want to showcase their latest successful work. 

Sara Lisa Vogel and Daan Kip (VR Base) started the session on our second stage. Daan explained how he managed to create a 50 Mio Dollar fund – the XR Base fund – to support great early VR and AR entrepreneurship. He and Sara then pointed out the creative and business potential of companies and upcoming talents from Europe.

Pedro Lopes (Hasso Plattner Institute) showed the amazing latest research development in EMS wearables. With attached electric muscle stimulation gloves (and more wearable devices soon), objects and walls will be part of the haptical experience.

Peter Hu (Auctoreal Inc.) explained what it means to live from VR development in the world’s probably most interesting (and hyped) market – China. Susanne Dickel is co-fonder of INTO.VR, specialized in 360 journalism. Their holistic approach on production and storytelling is fit for all major platforms for VR.

Max Sacker and Iuolia Isserlis are the two heads of Anotherworld VR. Right before they came to speak on the VR NOW Con, they won the prize for Best Immersive Experience at the VR Core Awards in China for their Horror VR Experience Kobold. In 30 minutes they showed what it means to create suspense and horror without torturing the user.

Find these and more exciting talks on YouTube. 

With: Sven Bliedung (SLICE), Marcus Ritter (Interlake), Sönke Kirchhoff (INVR.SPACE), Gayatri Parameswaran (NowHere Media), Greg Louden (3rd Eye Studios), Pawel Gajda (Carbon Studio), Christian Glessner (Hololux), Gerda Leopold and Sebastian Endler (both Amilux Filmproduktion), Lina Reinsbakken (Nornstudio) and of course the fabulous Thomas Bedenk (Exozet) and his friends.   

Photo by Shane Pilon

A warm “Thank you” goes out to our partners and sponsors

This event would not have been possible without your dedication. Thank you to

VRBB e.V.

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

SLICE

Audi City Berlin

XMG

Illusion Walk

INVR.SPACE

Europäischer Fonds für Regionale Entwicklung

Cluster IKT, Medien und Kreativwirtschaft Berlin Brandenburg

BerlinBalticNordic.net

MeetToMatch

Eventbrite

MediaTech Hub Potsdam

VR Base

realities.io

VR Lounge

VRAR Association

IHK Potsdam

Institut français Berlin

ARA China

Virtual & Augmented Reality Industry Association of Xiamen

media:net berlinbrandenburg

Berlin Valley

Gamesmarkt

VR World

Virtual Reality Reporter

Photos by Grzegorz Karkoszka  



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