Virtual and augmented reality

The figures talk for themselves

50% of France's VR/AR community is based in our region

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Great business opportunities on offer

As VR/AR are being incorporated into many facets of business and industry such as design, manufacturing and retail, these technologies are a key lever for research and training. Are you looking for skills and talent in this field? If so, you’ll be interested in the Laval Virtual Center, the SMART FACTORY Technocampus which offer unique facilities, the collaborative AR/VR platform CLARTE and a global network for developing use cases..

With its 20-year expertise and the greatest concentration of industry players in the country, Pays de la Loire has established itself as France’s top VR/AR hub. The state-of-the-art facilities in Laval can cater for full-scale tests, enable demonstrations to be showcased, and make our region the ideal location for doing business in the sector.

“When we started applying AR/VR in my company, our productivity rose by….%.”
Whatever your line or size of business, AR/VR can really boost your company’s growth. Setting up in Pays de la Loire allows you to benefit from an ecosystem Driving economic growth, an ecosystem for ideation, technology watch and acceleration, and comparative testing.

Is your need different? Let’s look at its business potential.

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Leading name

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Powerful networking and the right connections

Innovation clusters

Images & Réseaux

The reference cluster of digital innovation (Intelligent territory, smart home, e-education and e-health …)

www.images-et-reseaux.com

Business clusters

ADN Ouest

Digital players cluster

Atlangames

Video game cluster

Innovation platforms

Technocampus Smart Factory

Mutualized technological research platform dedicated to industrial uses of virtual reality

www.technocampus-smart-factory.fr

IRT Jules Verne

Mutualised research institute dedicated to the industry of the future, seeking to boost competitiveness in strategic industries by disruptive fabrication technologies

irt-jules-verne.fr

Laval Virtual Center

Research center in virtual and augmented reality with a dedicated showroom

lavalvirtualcenter.com

Clarté

Technology resource centre specialising in virtual reality, augmented reality and emerging technologies

www.clarte-lab.fr

CEA Tech

Technology transfer platform, speeding innovation for industry and developing programs on AI and robotics/cobotics.

cea-tech.fr

Research platforms

LS2N

Laboratory of Digital Sciences of Nantes

www.ls2n.fr

Academic resources

Academic resources

  • Arts et Métiers ParisTech: This engineering school provides courses to develop the skills that are essential for meeting the challenges of tomorrow’s industry and to participate in technological developments (transport, health, energy and construction)
  • Centrale Nantes: This engineering school is a Grande Ecole and trains engineers to a very high level. Students are equipped with a strong managerial ethos and taught to appreciate the wider environmental and societal dimensions to the scientific subjects they study
  • ESIEA: The Graduate School that trains engineers as designers, developers, system and application integrators by combining coursework in IT, electronics and automated systems
  • UCO Laval: University with courses in banking and insurance, construction, video games, virtual reality and history

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