Members

ABB Schweiz

ABB is a pioneering technology leader that works closely with utility, industry, transportation and infrastructure customers to write the future of industrial digitalization and realize value.

Amstad Digital

Where technology meets art.
Amstad is a company majorly focused on VR/AR/MR-related projects. This year we were at wvrf17.com in the Swiss Pavilion with three projects: a VR game, an experimental 360 video series and a VR solution for real-estate.

Artanim

Artanim is a foundation specialized in motion capture technologies. We conduct R&D projects in the fields of virtual and augmented reality, 3D animation, orthopedic and sport medicine.

Bobst Mex SA

BOBST is one of the world’s leading suppliers of equipment and services to packaging and label manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible materials industries.

Cadwork

Cadwork is the leading 3D-CAD/CAM software for all fields of timber construction. Using a variety of specialized modules, it offers a complete solution from drafting to manufacturing.

Calerga SàRL

Calerga is well known for Sysquake, its scientific software which helps understand mathematics, physics and engineering. Calerga also offers consulting and engineering services in the domains of: system modeling, simulation, optimization, control, data processing and implementation in embedded systems. In December 2015, Calerga began the development of Calerga VR, which led to virtual experimentation, meaning the transposition of an experimentation to virtual reality.

Swiss Center for Affective Sciences (CISA) – University of Geneva

Established at the University of Geneva/Campus Biotech since 2005, the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences is already recognized as one of the largest multidisciplinary research centers in the world devoted to the study of emotions, in terms of both basic and applied research. The goal of the Center is to understand emotions and their effects on individuals and societies.

Décal'quai

Décal’quai is a studio based in Montreux where fifteen independent photographers, graphic designers, musicians, web-designers and architects work together on numerous projects. The studio promotes virtual reality through these projects at the same time.

Digital Kingdom SàRL

Digital Kingdom is a new media company that has two main areas of focus: Digital Kingdom products and Client interactive applications. Digital Kingdom products are applications developed in-house, mainly fun video games for the smartphone market. For specific clients, DK conceptualizes, designs, and develops interactive applications for the world of media, education, industry, and culture. Digital Kingdom tells stories and creates unforgettable digital experiences and quality projects.

Dreamscape Immersive

Dreamscape Immersive untethers its audience members from the computer, and allows them to walk freely with friends within a virtual world, where they see themselves, interact with objects and each other, and experience worlds previously accessible only in their imaginations. It utilizes ground-breaking technology developed by Swiss researchers of the Artanim Foundation.

Ekstra SA

Ekstra Reality is a creative digital agency located in Montreux, Switzerland. It proposes a pool of experts in gamification, augmented and virtual reality and high-trend technologies. What it does: powerful applications that look beautiful.

EPFL / Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne – Immersive Interaction Group (IIG)

IIG’s researches focus on involving users through full-body movements to ease the evaluation of potentially complex environments. The team also investigates how to impersonate a full range of potential users (ergonomic evaluation) or characters (performance animation).

ETH Zürich - Game Technology Center

The ETH Game Technology Center (GTC) provides an umbrella over ETH research, teaching, and outreach in the area of game technology. It connects research groups across ETH that are working on technology relevant and impactful for the game industry, both from an academic and industrial perspective. Initiatives spearheaded by the GTC directly address the unique way in which gaming can impact real-world challenges through gamification of socio-economic behavior.

FHNW / University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland – Institute for 4D Technologies

Our institute generates more knowledge, more choice, and more personalization from big data and provides these results to the data users, by combining computer science with the expertise from mathematicians, physicists, designers, architects, civil engineers, communication specialists and artists.

FHNW / University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland - Institute of Geomatics Engineering

The Institute of Geomatics Engineering (IVGI)  offers application-oriented research and development, academic education and services. The Institute focuses on the coverage of the whole Geomatics process chain from data capture, modeling, and analysis through to visualizations.

FHNW / University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland – School of Applied Psychology

FHNW / Virtual Technologies & Innovation Lab

The School of Applied Psychology FHNW is a leading centre of excellence in the realm of occupational, organisational and business psychology.

In the Virtual Technologies & Innovation Lab, applied psychology and virtual technologies are combined for innovation in work, collaboration, product design and services.

Fondation Cie Gilles Jobin

Gilles Jobin is a Swiss choreographer whose uncompromising vision has helped to shape contemporary dance for two decades and revolutionized it both in Switzerland and far beyond. He has, since then, received many awards and praise for his work. Besides his own productions, he has made of his company, and his headquarters – the Studios 44 in Geneva -, a pioneering place for the recognition of contemporary dance in Switzerland and its development.

Fondation FORE - Fondation de La Tour pour la recherche et l'enseignement

The FORE foundation is based at the Hôpital la Tour in Geneva and its objectives are the support, research, innovation, technological integration, and quality management of orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine, traumatology and imaging for the locomotor system in children and adults. It collects donations from the public and attributes these funds to programs which aim to develop training in orthopaedics, raising public awareness and improving related care.

Fritz Menzer MNSP

MN Signal Processing is a startup company specialized in developing and providing audio signal processing solutions. Our areas of expertise include artificial reverberation, digital allpass filter design, sound synthesis, and binaural audio.

GlobalVision Communication SàRL

GlobalVision is a creative team with technical expertise in virtual and augmented reality. They craft ideas and give life to effective projects as well as help brands, agencies and corporate customers to activate their ideas for the real-world, digital and broadcast arenas.

Green Motion SA

Green Motion, founded in Lausanne in 2009, is a pioneering company in the charging infrastructure market. It locally designs and manufactures charging systems for electric vehicles: private and public charging stations, fast chargers and centralized charging management systems for car parks. These products are distributed and maintained through a network of partners and benefit from a 24/7 support.

Haute École d'Art et de Design (HEAD Genève)

Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD) offers a wide range of Bachelor’s degree courses and Master’s programs: fine arts, cinema, interior architecture, visual communication, fashion and accessory design, spaces and communication, and media design. Know-how and knowledge are the two cornerstones of the HEAD’s educational approach, which is attuned to today’s cultural, social and professional environment.

HEdS Geneva / University of Applied Sciences in Health Sciences – Medical Radiology Technology Research Institute

High quality applied R&D is the mission of this Research Institute, in the shape of national as well as international interdisciplinary collaborations, but also to nourish the intra-sector pole of excellence for continuing education.

HEPIA Geneva / University of Applied Sciences in Landscape, Engineering, and Architecture – Institute of Landscape Design, Architecture, Construction and Territory (InPACT)

As a multidisciplinary research platform, inPACT’s mission is to develop innovating solutions for future built environments. It is active in Architecture, Landscape Artchitecture, Civil Engineering, and Building Technologies, which represents unique skills in the Romandie.

HES-SO Valais-Wallis / University of Applied Sciences, School of Engineering – Institute of Information Systems

The Institute is active in high value-added areas of the local economy such as eHealth, eServices (digitization of services), eGovernment, eEnergy (energy management) or ERP (Enterprise resource planning). The specialist skills of the Institute cover such varied areas as the Semantic Web, data intelligence, agile project management, the processing of medical information and software engineering.

HES-SO Valis-Wallis / University of Applied Sciences, School of Management and Tourism – Institute of Tourism

The School of Management & Tourism is involved with the Institute of Tourism whose activities are directly relevant to the courses it offers, since all the teaching staff at the School also undertake research. It is dedicated to leading the path toward a tourism industry 4.0!

HP Schweiz GmbH

Hewlett-Packard is well known for its computer hardware and software. With their current motto: Keep Reinventing, HP is willing to support the virtual reality scene and promote the progresses made in these fields.

Hochschule Luzern - Informatik

The Hochschule Luzern – Informatik offers both Bachelor and Master’s programmes, practice-oriented research and development in the field of data science.

Imverse SA

Imverse offers ‘photorealistic mixed reality’ software licenses and B2B services to allow anyone to easily create a VR/MR experience with live hologram actors and real-time VFX from a single 360° photo.

UNIL - Interpersonal Behavior Laboratory

The Interpersonal Behavior Laboratory is headed by Prof. Marianne Schmid Mast and the research carried out in the lab aims at a better understanding of human interpersonal behavior, mostly at the workplace.

InsidespaceVR

Executing 3D pictures allowing to “walk” through a space, with the possibility to enrich this 3D picture with video, text and audio file. Main activities are museums, real estate, tourism, architecture.

Inspacion AG

Inspacion provides a virtual reality collaboration and design platform for enterprises. With our virtual reality software, our customers can literally step into their designs and work there. We make designing and evaluating spaces easy and fast – no matter if you are building shops, factories, hospitals, or kitchens.

Logitech Europe SA

Focused on innovation and quality, Logitech designs personal peripherals to help people enjoy a better experience with the digital world.

Microsoft Schweiz GmbH

Microsoft as an important actor in the Tech Industry, aims to promote the research and development of virtual and augmented reality as well as to enhance the technology’s potential.

Nomoko

The data of the future is 3D. Nomoko calls it “artificial reality”: Photorealistic 3D models with embodied physics, lighting conditions, materials and context. We are building the technological backbone by combining reality capturing camera, with ultra-optimized 3D modelling software. Our vision is to map the entire world in 3D at a millimeter accuracy, building the biggest database of real life 3D assets.

Ozwe Sàrl

In partnership with Oculus Studios, Ozwe invents and develops VR gaming technologies that transform radically the interactive experience. It creates disruptive gaming interfaces that lay the foundations for new interactive systems and patterns within virtual reality. Ozwe Games is a major player in the growing business of VR technologies, aiming to serve its demands and lead by example.

Prophysics

Prophysics provides comprehensive solutions for motion capture and analysis, and supply customers with the latest technology, software, and provide skilled support when they need it, throughout the system’s entire lifespan.

SICAS Jura / Swiss Institute for Computer Assisted Surgery

The mission is bringing together scientists, engineers, surgeons, and entrepreneurs for innovative partnerships. SICAS helps to empower projects and their impact of Computer Assisted Surgery from the bench to the bedside to improve the outcome and for patients benefit.

Sketching Tomorrow

Sketching Tomorrow is a Brand Building and Communication Consultancy with expertise in deep consumer insights to create tomorrow’s innovative brand communications, integrated across all relevant touchpoints.

Somniacs (Birdly®)

The intention of Birdly® is to fulfill people’s ancient dream of flying. With virtual reality (VR) and robotics technology, SOMNIACS creates an extremely vivid full-body experience that makes you instantly forget the mechanics and computer codes behind this spectacular apparatus.

Stories AG

Media Agency, strong story-telling focus and prize-winning commercials and campaigns.

Swiss EdTech Collider

The Swiss EdTech Collider is Switzerland’s first collaborative space dedicated to ambitious entrepreneurs transforming education and learning through technology.

Swisscom AG

Swisscom Event and Media Solutions has developed and brought forwards Live Virtual Reality in Switzerland. It immortalizes your events, ideas, and projects as an interactive Virtual Reality experience – live and on demand. Swisscom Event and Media Solutions supports and consults customers’ needs all the way from conceptualization to production.

Spooklight Studio

At Spooklight Studio we design and develop magical experiences by combining art and technology in a way that others cannot. Why? To make your reality magical.
In a new paradigm where pixels have left the two-dimensional space to fill and blend within your environment, we imagine tomorrow’s products and bring them to current platforms.

TotalYmage

TotalYmage is a visual and interactive application that helps employees of industrial companies work from their computer/tablet as if they were on the distant/secured facilities. Processes such as maintenance, internal training, audit & reporting and other daily operations are improved through the creation of geopositioned multimedia content in high quality images, connected to the information system of the company. This results in huge cost savings.

UNIBAS - Department of Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering bridges the gap between natural science and medicine in order to improve procedures and technologies for medical treatment.

Universitätsspital Basel - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

The Department of oral and maxillofacial surgery of the university of Basel operates in the medical field of mouth, jaw and facial surgery as well as plastic surgery.

VirtaMed

Simulators for medical training and education – design your own highly realistic virtual reality simulator for your specific medical device. Physician training and live presentation of your products has never been this easy!

VRpsy.ch

VRpsy.ch combines the endless possibilities of the immersive technologies (Virtual Reality) with applied psychology and opens many opportunities therefore.

Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK)

With around 2,800 students and 650 teaching staff, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK) is one of the major universities of the arts in Europe. The study and research programme covers the areas of design, film, fine arts, music, dance, theatre, transdisciplinary studies, and the teaching of arts and design.

With the Knowledge and Technology Transfer support

of the Commission for Technology and Innovation, period 2017-2020.

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