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Virtual & Augmented Realities – How they are shaping our future

Monday, April 03rd 2017

Add to calendar 2017-04-03 13:30:00 2017-04-03 19:00:00 UTC Virtual & Augmented Realities – How they are shaping our future

What do virtual and augmented realities imply?
What makes those immersive technologies so popular today?
How can they impact on our private and professional environments?


The 2017 Innovation Forum Lausanne (IFL) annual conference aims at inspiring the next generation of scientists-entrepreneurs with the latest advances in Virtual and Augmented Realities (VR/AR). In collaboration with the recently-born association Virtual Switzerland, our third annual conference will be held at Forum Rolex at EPFL, inviting our guests to explore the ways immersive technologies may shape our future. We will showcase how different fields of expertise and economic sectors may benefit from them thanks to captivating talks, a round table, and the possibility for the public to try out some developments in the exhibitors’ space

Picture courtesy of Artanim ©

About the event organizers
This event is the results of a fruitful collaboration between Innovation Forum Lausanne and the national thematic network Virtual Switzerland.

About our co-organizers
VIRTUAL SWITZERLAND, the National Thematic Network (NTN) active in Virtual Environments Interaction and Simulation, motivates new start-ups, SMEs, and thriving companies to push ahead with innovative projects. This Association encourages the Swiss economy to embrace progress by promoting R&D, dialogue and knowledge exchange between academic and industrial players.

Download the official app of the conference :
Click here to add application on your smartphone and here to add the plan.
Use to code innovationforum17 to activate the conference app!
Thanks to our event partner planify.io



Download the official Press Release of the conference :

In English or in French.
Thanks to our official media partner Cabinet Privé de Conseils (CPC).


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13:30 – 19:00 (UTC)

Forum Rolex at EPFL

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What do virtual and augmented realities imply?
What makes those immersive technologies so popular today?
How can they impact on our private and professional environments?


The 2017 Innovation Forum Lausanne (IFL) annual conference aims at inspiring the next generation of scientists-entrepreneurs with the latest advances in Virtual and Augmented Realities (VR/AR). In collaboration with the recently-born association Virtual Switzerland, our third annual conference will be held at Forum Rolex at EPFL, inviting our guests to explore the ways immersive technologies may shape our future. We will showcase how different fields of expertise and economic sectors may benefit from them thanks to captivating talks, a round table, and the possibility for the public to try out some developments in the exhibitors’ space

Picture courtesy of Artanim ©

About the event organizers
This event is the results of a fruitful collaboration between Innovation Forum Lausanne and the national thematic network Virtual Switzerland.

About our co-organizers
VIRTUAL SWITZERLAND, the National Thematic Network (NTN) active in Virtual Environments Interaction and Simulation, motivates new start-ups, SMEs, and thriving companies to push ahead with innovative projects. This Association encourages the Swiss economy to embrace progress by promoting R&D, dialogue and knowledge exchange between academic and industrial players.

Download the official app of the conference :
Click here to add application on your smartphone and here to add the plan.
Use to code innovationforum17 to activate the conference app!
Thanks to our event partner planify.io



Download the official Press Release of the conference :

In English or in French.
Thanks to our official media partner Cabinet Privé de Conseils (CPC).


Schedule

13:30 - 15:00

Demos exhibition open to the public

15:00 - 16:40
  • Christoffer Lund and Laetitia Bochud, Virtual Switzerland
    “Introducting the Virtual Environments Interaction and Simulation Network
  • Michel Zai, SOMNIACS
    “VR in Entertainment”
  • Dr. Yacine Benmansour, R&D Proejct Coordinator at HEPIA
    “VR for Collaboration in Construction”
  • Mark Melnykowycz, idezo
    “Design of VR Experiences”
  • Prof. Marianne Schmid Mast, UNIL/HEC
    “Immersive Virtual Reality for the Study and Training of Interpersonal Behavior”
  • Presentation of the IMAGINE IF! deep tech accelerator
16:40 - 17:20

Light networking apéro & Demos

17:20 - 19:00
  • Dr. Stephan Emmerth, Business Development at BaseLaunch
    “How BaseLaunch and its Partners Support Early(iest) Stage Halthcare Companies
  • Phil Norris, Virtamed
    “VR simulation in surigcal training”
  • Stefano Mallè, Microsoft Switzerland
    “Microsoft Holographic Computing”
  • Tobias Fueter, Stories
    “VR movies”

Round Table: “The Future of VR/AR technologies”

19:00 - 20:00

Networking

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