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2018
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EON Reality Establishes Augmented and Virtual Reality Center in Ontario, Canada with Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology

EON Reality Establishes Augmented and Virtual Reality Center in Ontario, Canada with Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology

The partnership will establish an Interactive Digital Center located on Mohawk College’s Fennell campus in Hamilton, further developing the region’s AVR and digital infrastructure and education.

IRVINE, CA, October 31, 2018 – EON Reality Inc., the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge transfer for industry and education, together with Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, today announces the establishment of an Interactive Digital Centre (IDC) in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The IDC will build on the growing technology and Virtual Reality community in Ontario and help position Mohawk College as a leading location for AVR development and education in North America.

As a part of EON Reality’s entry into Canada, Mohawk College will host the IDC’s VR Innovation Academy where their own Virtual Reality and other advanced technology students can specialize in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality development, coding, modeling, and animation with a focus on industrial, medical, and educational uses. The students will gain access to the test facilities, which will be established as part of EON Reality’s IDC, and will learn from EON Reality’s expert AR and VR teachers. The first course will open in January 2019.

Along with building up the AR and VR skills of Mohawk College’s top students, EON Reality’s new IDC will provide a boost to the digital ecosystem already growing and established within Ontario. With the Toronto-Waterloo technology corridor already considered Silicon Valley North, adding the new facility to Mohawk College’s location in Hamilton — approximately 60 kilometers southwest of Toronto — will help to expand the industry into the AVR space as well.

For more on the Interactive Digital Centre at Mohawk College and the VR Innovation Academy, go to www.eonreality.com/offices/hamilton-on-ca/

"Partnering with Mohawk College to open this new Interactive Digital Center is a great way for us to bring Augmented and Virtual Reality technology to Canada. By educating people about the AVR Platform, we can help bring Mohawk College to the forefront of all of the academic institutions in one of the most technologically advanced areas on the planet."
Dan Lejerskar, Founder of EON Reality
"Mohawk College is proud to open our new Interactive Digital Centre in an exclusive collaboration with global leader EON Reality. Our centre in Hamilton will serve as a provincial hub for innovation, training and applied research solutions in Augmented and Virtual Reality for industry partners."
Mohawk College President Ron McKerlie

For more information, contact:

Jay Robb
Director of Communications
Mohawk College
905.575.1212 ext. 3965
905.979.8893
jay.robb@mohawkcollege

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EON Reality is the world leader in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) based knowledge transfer for industry and education. EON Reality’s success is tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality, since 1999, has developed the de-facto standard for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer software that supports devices from mobile phones to large immersive domes. EON Reality’s global app development network, with twenty-two locations worldwide, has created the world’s leading AR/VR library for knowledge transfer with over 8,000 applications. Over 40 million people worldwide have downloaded these applications.

Mohawk College educates and serves more than 30,000 full-time, part-time and apprenticeship students at three campuses in Hamilton, Ontario. Mohawk is among the leading colleges in Canada for applied research and is ranked number one for student and graduate satisfaction among colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.