New Gateway to Emerging Virginia Immersive Technology
Richmond, Virginia, March 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AccessVR and GCubed Enterprises, Inc. (GCubed), in association with Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC) and Germanna Community College, are thrilled to announce that the first program The Country’s Immersive Learning Lab for Workforce Development is here in Virginia! The coalition hosted an invite-only preview event on March 28, at the GCubed office suite in Stafford, Virginia. Attendees had the opportunity to experience live virtual reality demonstrations, interact with in-person and virtual actors, engage with industry leaders, and brainstorm how to plan the main -work of tomorrow.
GCubed’s AccessVR Lab will bring immersive XR (extended reality) technologies to all sectors of society, creating a shared marketplace for the distribution of XR-marketed talent, services, products and experiences here in the heart of Virginia’s Immersive Technology Corridor. XR is an umbrella term that describes all immersive technologies that merge or extend the human experience in reality by blending the virtual and physical worlds or creating a fully immersive experience. These technologies can include augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR).
“We are delighted that Commonwealth technologists are leading the way in the adoption of VR, AR and MR technologies for workforce development. AccessVR and GCubed are emerging as thought leaders in immersive learning. Their ability to help businesses, colleges, utility agencies and the military adopt these new technologies as immersive and effective professional training tools is impressive. said David Ihrie, chief technology officer of VIPC.
The lab will serve as a training center for future content creators through apprenticeships, internships, and career certifications, and it will be the first in a growing network of immersive learning labs available to Virginia citizens and businesses for share knowledge, resources, training and partnership opportunities. The space includes a development studio, conference room/command center, TacMaze, 360 and VR (virtual reality) video editing suites, and offices.
“The Lab is an exciting initiative that brings together public/private leaders from government, business, and academia to help citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia access, adapt, and embrace the tremendous opportunities of virtual reality,” said said JJ Ruscella, director of immersion.
“With the proliferation and advancements of XR technologies, the immersive virtual economy (and the COVID 19 pandemic) has driven individuals and organizations to adopt new technologies to connect ideas and talent within the workforce. ‘work from the future,’ said GCubed CEO and G3CS Founder Vernon Green Jr. the commonwealth. We want to make Virginia a leader and a destination for those who seek not only XR technologies, but the workforce that will be trained and prepared by these technologies.
AccessVR provides thought leadership in immersive technology and extended reality (XR) production expertise in immersive learning, providing innovation and the tools, strategies and insights to enable customers, partners and citizens to engage the power of history in these technologies. He serves clients within the government, military, K-12 and higher education, healthcare, corporate and small business sectors to unlock human potential by expanding realities and contributing to a more connected and compassionate world. Accessvr.com
Founded in 2014, GCubed is a veteran-owned 8(a) IT company with a track record in defence, civilian and commercial. Areas of expertise include network engineering, cybersecurity, and program management. The company is headquartered in Stafford, Virginia, with contractors spread across multiple locations in the greater Washington, DC metro area. https://gcubedinc.com.
About Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC)
Connecting innovators to opportunities. The not-for-profit operations arm of the Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority (VIPA), VIPC is the commercialization and seed-stage economic development engine in the Commonwealth that leads funding, infrastructure and policy initiatives for supporting Virginia’s innovators, entrepreneurs, startups, and market development strategies. VIPC works with local, regional, state and federal partners to support the expansion and diversification of Virginia’s economy.
Programs include: Virginia Venture Partners (VVP) | Virginia Founders Fund (VFF) | Commonwealth Marketing Fund (CCF) | Smart Communities | Unmanned Systems | Entrepreneurial ecosystems | Regional Innovation Fund (RIF) | Federal Funding Assistance Program (FFAP) for SBIR & STTR | University partnerships | Mentoring and engagement of start-up companies. For more information, please visit www.VirginiaIPC.org. Follow VIPC on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook
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