Lab will support VR/AR companies and serve as a hub for New York’s emerging VR/AR industry

First publicly-funded Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Lab in the country

NEW YORK, NY—New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) lab. The lab will support growing VR/AR companies and entrepreneurs and convene cross-sector stakeholders to position New York City as a global leader in the emerging VR/AR industry.

NYCEDC and MOME are seeking an organization to establish and operate a VR/AR lab within the five boroughs that will support the emerging VR/AR community with a physical space and a suite of programs to increase collaboration and learning.

“By investing in growing companies with emerging technologies, we can create good-paying, 21st century jobs for New Yorkers,” said NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett. “A VR/AR lab will support the growth of new companies, spur innovation, and create opportunities for entrepreneurs and students to engage with an industry that has enormous potential in our city.”

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