AWE declares 11 finalists for its $100,000 XR Prize Problem

Could 4, 2023 – AWE, a supplier of worldwide occasions centered completely on the enterprise of augmented, digital and blended actuality (AR, VR & MR – collectively XR), has this week introduced the 11 mission groups that superior to the ultimate spherical of the corporate’s XR Prize Problem: Battle Local weather Change (aka the “XR Prize), which has a complete prize fund of USD $100,000.

The XR Prize, which was announced in October final 12 months, is a worldwide competitors organized by AWE co-founder Ori Inbar and the AWE group as a method in the direction of harnessing AR and VR options to assist struggle local weather change. The USD $100,000 money prize will probably be awarded to the very best submission demonstrating a artistic, practical, and impactful XR-based resolution to assist humanity within the struggle in opposition to local weather change.

AWE’s co-founder Ori Inbar asserting the XR Prize Problem on stage at AWE EU in October.

A complete of 90 out of 150 groups submitted MVP demos to be judged for an opportunity to advance to the finals. Knowledgeable unbiased judges chosen finalists from throughout the next 4 classes:

  1. Changing Wasteful Materials Practices
  2. Visualizing The Causes & Impacts Of Local weather Change
  3. Educating About Options To Local weather Change
  4. Optimizing Design & Execution Of Local weather Options

The finalists embody illustration from all all over the world, in addition to from a spread of academic establishments, firms and people. Moreover, the corporate highlighted that almost all (6 of 11) of finalist mission groups are led/represented by ladies – a degree of pleasure for AWE management who’ve lengthy advocated to supply equal illustration within the XR trade.

“We’re very happy with the 11 groups who’ve gained the respect of our knowledgeable judges – their mixed affect on local weather change is worthy of consideration and demonstrates that XR is certainly an essential – if not important – software on this struggle for the way forward for planet Earth,” mentioned Ori Inbar, co-founder of AWE.

The finalist groups characterize 3 continents & 4 nations; seven groups are from the US, two are from the UK, one is from Brazil and one is from Denmark.

The XR Prize finalists will reveal their options at a particular occasion at AWE USA, on Tuesday Could 30, 2023, with the winner introduced on June 1, 2023 through the AWE USA occasion’s Auggie Awards ceremony.

“It’s humbling to work with so many numerous groups haling from throughout the globe,” commented Dace Campbell, XR Prize Supervisor, “and actually inspiring to see and expertise so many artistic proposals to harness XR in our struggle in opposition to local weather change.”

The XR Prize finalists embody:

Between Two Worlds by virtualosus
Between Two Worlds is an augmented actuality app that invitations viewers to expertise wildlife artwork as they’ve by no means seen earlier than. Scanning endangered animals brings them to life and divulges the threats to their habitats.

Figmin XR by Overlay
Figmin XR is a flexible AR app that allows you to create, accumulate, and play with immersive digital objects, lowering wasteful materials practices and selling sustainability.

inCitu by inCitu
inCitu brings future cities to life by way of Augmented Actuality to foster collaboration across the technique of city change.

Lowjacking by Local weather Emergency Community, College of the Arts London
Lowjacking – Correcting Artistic Management digitally exposes the environmental-impacts of the worlds most polluting model ads, redesigning them to champion environmentally pleasant options.

Mangrove Metropolis by College of Miami
Mangrove Metropolis is a VR expertise designed for center college college students to discover the essential function of mangrove forests in defending coastal communities and mitigating local weather change.

OcellusXR by City Programs Lab
Ocellus XR is a blended actuality software designed to visualise warmth and flood associated local weather dangers in New York Metropolis.

Origen Xr by Presencias
Origen Xr is an immersive story-world the place tales meet significant interactions to attach with the frequent origin that unites all dwelling beings on Earth, nature. VR, AR and extra.

Qikiqtaruk – Experiencing the Arctic below menace by Qikiqtaruk VR Group, produced in collaboration with IVAR Studios
This VR expertise lets you journey to Qikiqtaruk, on the forefront of local weather change, with an Arctic scientist and an Inuvialuit park ranger as your guides, the place customers can expertise the tundra thaw away beneath their ft.

The Immersion Mission by The Immersion Mission Group
The Immersion Mission is a scientific analysis mission, an AR/artwork exhibition, and an answer to revive deep-sea corals and assist their function in mitigating local weather change.

The Sea is Coming! by Digital Planet
The Sea is Coming! is an interactive VR expertise that educates customers on the results of local weather change as they make powerful choices, save the coast, and put together for local weather change.

Waste Warrior by ARRR
Waste Warrior is a location-based trash-sorting recreation we’re piloting in Singapore to teach the general public in regards to the native recycling program.

For extra data on AWE and its XR Prize Problem: Battle Local weather Change, please go to the corporate’s website.

Picture credit score: AWE

Sam Sprigg

Sam is the Founder and Managing Editor of Auganix. With a background in analysis and report writing, he has been protecting XR trade information for the previous 5 years.

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