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XR Innovation Forum: share your knowledge and have a chat!

In February 2024, SURF launched the XR Innovation Forum, an online forum for knowledge exchange and discussion on the use of XR in research and education. The platform, a pilot project that will initially last a year, is intended for teachers, researchers, staff, students and anyone within our institutions interested in XR.

Purpose XR Innovation Forum

The XR Innovation Forum aims to connect experts and non-experts in the field of XR. The forum provides a place for help questions and knowledge sharing on XR, both on a technical and non-technical level. Members of the XR Developer Network can also interact with each other on the forum.

Content XR Innovation Forum

The XR Innovation Forum focuses mainly on the use and development of XR for education and research in the Netherlands, specifically within the SURF community. This not only involves XR hardware and related technologies, such as VR headsets, game engines for creating XR applications, 360 video, haptics or eye tracking. It is also about the application of XR in education and research, such as its effectiveness in the classroom, developing XR learning materials, organising community activities, device management or using XR technology for different types of research.

The XR Innovation Forum provides an online venue for interaction and discussion on XR. It supports existing initiatives such as the SIG Virtuality or the NPuls pilothub XR and is intended to complement the physical and online meetings of these groups.

Register and login

Teachers, researchers, staff and students at an institution can participate in the XR Innovation Forum via xrif.surf.co.uk. There you can log in with your SURFconext account. Does your institution not yet have a link? Then simply arrange this through your IT department or send an email to support@surfconext.nl. Use of the forum is free of charge.

The XR Innovation Forum in brief

For whom: university, college, mbo, research, umc

Start: February 2024 (pilot)

End: early 2025, then decision on continuation

Costs: none

Switch on pilot (via institution IT department): simple via SURFconext Dashboard

Register and login (user): xrif.surf.nl


Want to know more? See the FAQ on the XR Innovation Forum itself. Or contact xr@surf.nl.

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