Our Institute joined the world’s largest IT Consortium

Related to our most successful open-source development called ApertusVR, Neil Trevett, the President of Khronos Group, invited SZTAKI to join the world’s largest IT industrial standardization consortium. Our Shared Virtual Reality Group will be involved in the OpenXR workgroup to create the very first virtual reality industrial standard with the World’s leading IT companies like Google, NVidia, Microsoft, Intel and Samsung.

From 10th of May 2019 our Institute became the first academic member of Khronos Group from the Central and Eastern Europe region and is listed with the top ten research organizations like Imperial College of London or Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The aim of our Shared Virtual Reality Group within the OpenXR workgroup is to create the world’s first virtual reality industrial standard which could solve the industrial integration problems of the virtual reality technologies. Further aim is that the development of the SVV Group called ApertusVR will be an official implementation of the OpenXR standard, therefore ApertusVR could be integrated into existing industrial systems.