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Private Academy in Manchester Takes on Students For Free in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Students with AR app built at Academy

As Andy Burnham addresses his mayoral city with the ‘Digital Tech Summit’, Manchester’s digital economy continues to grow and stay at the leading-edge – but the local workforce available for this new technology is still largely underserved.

EON Reality’s VR Innovation Academy seeks to close that skills gap in the North West. This month sees the business open up its free private learning centre for the 2017-2018 term. The 'VR Innovation Academy' offers completely free training for people aged 18+, looking for an alternative path from University and Apprenticeships.

The term begins on the 4th September and ends in April, combining the techniques of a development bootcamp, practical studio and a traditional classroom environment. The Academy in Manchester very much looks to the future of education and hopes to lead the way in business-based and business-funded learning.

EON Reality UK takes on twenty-five students aged 18+ every year, with the free course taking place 4 days per week and lasting for 8 months.
Students can expect to learn:

• Code
• Design
• Development
• Software creation
• Virtual and augmented reality in a global business context
• Career development

Manchester’s intake is typically a mix of graduates and further education leavers looking for something more direct-to-industry.

Those interested are urged to apply here, with open days happening at its Manchester site this year on Tuesday 18th July.

The company’s core value is that ‘Knowledge Is A Human Right’, dating back to the business being established in 1999 as specialists in Knowledge Transfer solutions built through virtual, augmented and mixed reality.

The Academies are connected globally, in places such as Melbourne, Australia and Mauritius. The classes taught take this global context into account and allow students to experience a variety of training techniques and cutting edge modules to prepare students for VR, AR and MR (Mixed Reality) technologies.
Naturally, the academy helps EON Reality discover the best talent first when new jobs are made available.

EON Reality UK has been actively training students since 2013, boosting the digital and creative workforce to maintain Manchester’s status as one of the world-leading hubs in technology and digital based-business.

“Innovation is mission-critical for every business,” said Mark Bridgeman, Managing Director of EON Reality UK.

The list of businesses for building software in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality is ever-growing across the globe and the role of private business in providing advanced and up-to-speed education in tech is becoming more and more pertinent.

“Our UK hub comprises of 3 different elements. Our VR Academy, our mixed realities Showroom, and our Studio.

He continued: “The UK is one of the largest centres within EON Reality’s global network. By joining the Academy, you can help truly develop the future using all the latest technology to learn about solutions in virtual, augmented and mixed reality.”

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 student 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