University of Hull partners with Microsoft Mixed Reality Partner VISR to launch a novel new summer school accelerator


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“The University of Hull and VISR’s Mixed Reality Accelerator is a clear example of this and is a genuinely important partnership as it brings together Microsoft HoloLens, VISR’s VERTX, our Azure Cloud platform and the best and brightest university students, with the express purpose of working with world-class enterprises on real challenges.

'The Mixed Reality Accelerator will provide a unique opportunity for students to work on projects that will impact the future of industry. The University of Hull is extremely excited to be chosen to collaborate with Microsoft and support our computer scientists to be the best in their industry'.

- Lindsey Nicklin, Enterprise Centre University of Hull

“The launch of the Mixed Reality Accelerator by the University of Hull and VISR is a landmark programme that is specifically designed to enable enterprises to fast-track the adoption of new technologies.

“In this era of profound digital disruption, the majority of industries will experience significant change within two years. It is therefore vital that technology partners and universities come together to create a streamlined approach for the creation of meaningful proof of concepts, which can be quickly tested and return-on-investment validated in a way that can then be taken forward by an organisation and integrated into their existing business processes.

- Leila Martine, Microsoft’s Product Marketing Director

University of Hull Enterprise Centre, Kingston Upon Hull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 18 June, 2018. Pictured: Students interacting with the HoloLens/VERTX technology being pioneered by the VISR.

Benefits for Business

Participants will gain access to a 9 week programme of extensive development, design training, and best practice.

Work with a genuine business problem faced by your organisation, distil this problem into a function specification with the help of expert Design Lead Innovation powered by an expert Microsoft Partner.

Build your solution using a team of inspiring new talent from the University of Hull prestigious computer science and engineering department. Build your business confidence in management of Spatial Computing and Industry 4.0 solutions, from concept to delivery.

Leave the Mixed Reality Accelerator with working Proof of Concept, expertise, and vision, sure to set you apart from the competition and position your business as a field leader in the future of computing.

Benefits to attending students

True Experience  - Get experience working with globally recognised brands on real projects that will impact the future of industry.
HoloLens - Create for the HoloLens; shape the future of augmented reality, technology redefining the way we interact with the world.
Exciting Prospects - Get on board a programme that’s the first of its kind, with unique and exciting prospects for employment.
All Inclusive - Free accommodation will be provided on campus at the University of Hull, and participants are entitled to two complimentary meals a day.
When is it? - The programme will run for nine weeks from June 18th to August 17th


For More details see https://www.visr-vr.com/accelerator/

Read the Microsoft News Centre Article https://news.microsoft.com/en-gb/2018/06/20/university-of-hull-and-visr-launch-worlds-first-microsoft-hololens-summer-school/

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