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£100k invested into 5G-enabled Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality facility


£100k has been invested in the country’s first 5G-enabled immersive technology centre at MediaCityUK.

Based at The Landing, Digital Catapult’s Immersive Lab, contains a wide range of AR, VR and Mixed Reality technology. It’s intended to help companies collaborate, test and create new products.

“The new Immersive Lab will drive innovation and collaboration for organisations large and small working with AR, VR and Mixed Reality.  It is a fantastic asset for The Landing programme, and all the tech innovators based here, as it will enable them to create new products and content,” said Paul Billington, Managing Director at The Landing.

“It will also enable us to host and deliver a series of new and highly innovative educational and training events as well as European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) workshops. We are continually evolving and expanding an already impressive range of high-tech facilities here at The Landing and attracting a growing number of multi-national corporate partners and accelerator programmes to enhance what we are already offering to tech startups in terms of support and infrastructure.”

The operation is based alongside Vodafone’s new 5G test centre and The Landing’s existing user testing facilities and rapid prototyping lab.

“It’s so important to have facilities like the Immersive Lab providing access to cutting-edge technologies which help small businesses grow and corporations seize the power of immersive tech,” added Geraldina Iraheta, Director of Business Development at Digital Catapult.

“We’re pleased to welcome MediaCityUK to our nationwide network of Immersive Labs, and to work with our partners at The Landing in offering this facility to businesses in the region to showcase, demo and test innovative solutions and exciting creative content.”

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