At hubraum, when we consider which topic our next start-up program should focus on, the relevance and attractiveness of the technology plays a major role. So it was clear that Mixed Realities (XR) would definitely be on the agenda this year.
Many experts are convinced that Mixed Reality Glasses, which blend real and virtual worlds, will herald the next major technological revolution. Whether used while gambling or shopping, learning or working – smart glasses will create a marked change.
Admittedly, smart glasses have been around for quite a while now. Google launched the first version of their Google Glasses in 2012. But it is only now that the evolution of this product is really picking up speed thanks to the development of applications, mature hardware and a stable network. With 5G and Edge Computing now available, the technical foundation has been laid for the triumphant march of XR.
With Nreal, Qualcom and Unity as partners, my colleague Tim Akgül has established the program with immense flair. And arguably, while we’re still at the beginning of our journey, with great success! Over 150 startups from all over the world have applied. We’re delighted to confirm that the following 14 teams have convinced us and been accepted onto the program:
All teams have received “Nreal Light” glasses, so they can already start developing their ideas. They have until Demo Day in spring.
I am already looking forward to an exciting and inspiring Demo Day!