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The role of private business in providing up-to-speed training is becoming more and more significant.

For just 10 lucky people, a set of innovative, fully-funded scholarships in virtual reality and augmented reality development are being offered to clearing students -- who might now be looking for a fast track into the technology sector.

EON Reality UK, a world-leading VR and AR solutions company based in Manchester, is offering students from across the UK the opportunity to learn Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality development on an 8-month course.

The Virtual Reality Innovation Academy (VRIA) compresses 1 year’s worth of teaching into 8 months. The Academy takes on bright students from across design, art, computer science, IT and digital disciplines.

Their term begins on Monday 4th September and ends in April, with teaching taking place 4 out of 5 weekdays. The project-led training style results in a cross between a bootcamp, and a traditional studio classroom environment.

Manchester’s intake – typically a mix of graduates and further education leavers looking for something more direct-to-industry, has already begun. Those interested are urged to apply through the GradTouch platform as soon as possible:

This course will be training an exclusive cohort of young people in industry-relevant skills for a sector which is famously tough to get into.

As students receive their results this week - there will be a huge number of choices to be made. While the clearing process can often seem overwhelming with a high number of choices to make, but it is in that precise moment of needing to make a choice which can give rise to new learning and career ideas.

The role of private business in providing up-to-speed training is becoming more and more significant. It’s not only a priority for enterprise regionally, but globally too.

EON Reality UK has been actively producing virtual and augmented reality developer trainees since 2013, trailblazing a path in providing an in-house curriculum and accreditation.

The VRIA is the only organisation of its kind which provides this level of funded training - exclusively in Manchester, helping further lead the city's status in the world for technology and digital education.

Students at the VRIA learn:
·Software creation
·Virtual and augmented reality, within a global business context
·Career development

About EON Reality UK VR & AR Innovation Academy
EON Reality UK Academy is the only school of its kind in the UK, which is sponsored by the business while teaching development which allows students to pursue a career either with or without the company afterwards. It was established in 2013 with the aim of supporting Manchester’ digital economy and helping it stay world-leading, and leading-edge.


About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) 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 and VR library for knowledge transfer with over 7,000 applications. Over 36 million people worldwide have downloaded these applications. For further information, visit

For further info, email or call 0161 870 1118

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