From 22nd to 26th April the leading Virtual Reality show, Laval Virtual, brings together professionals and the general public all sharing the same passion: VR/AR. This dual nature of the show reflects Laval Virtual’s mission as an association: to promote virtual and augmented reality.
The mission of Laval Virtual is to serve, inform and animate the community of users of VR/AR and immersive techniques in its BtoB uses through meeting and discussion platforms and information services.
In its 20 years of existence, Laval Virtual has established itself as key facilitator for organisations in the VR/AR sector. It brings together and animates a community of professionals throughout the year, for which it holds shows in Europe and Asia, conference programmes and provides various information services (technological watch, publications, task force reports, etc.).
The 21st Laval Virtual took place from 20th to 24th March 2019 in Laval, Mayenne. Like every year, many innovations were presented at this exhibition that has become a not-to-be-missed event based on virtual and augmented reality in Europe. For this 21st edition, Laval Virtual brought together over 300 exhibitors, almost 150 speakers and 18,000 visitors in a 9,000m2 exhibition space. A total of about fifty nationalities crossed paths during the 5-day show.
Laval virtual center
The Laval Virtual Center is the epicentre of Mayenne’s commitment to virtual reality. The goal is to turn it into a permanent European hub and an international reference for virtual reality technologies and uses. The Laval Virtual Center takes advantage of its unique location around which higher education establishments, research laboratories, technology platforms and uses of virtual reality gravitate. Primarily, through services for companies: technological watch and sector-specific intelligence, ideation, ongoing training, research & technology, advice & analysis. Secondly, thanks to the expertise of CLARTE, the leading French centre for technology transfer that has specialized in Virtual Reality for 20 years, the Arts et Métiers Engineering Institute and Laval Virtual. Consequently, any company keen to accelerate its projects in Virtual and Augmented Reality can do it at the Laval Virtual Center.