Eon Reality er den ledende aktøren på verdensmarkedet for Virtual Reality (VR) og Augmentet Reality (AR)

EON Reality is a world leader in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)

The American company Eon Reality  is the global market leader in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), and develops systems for industrial and educational purposes.

EON Reality Norway is now being established with its headquarters and production centre in Hamar. A showroom where organisations and individuals can demonstrate and sell their VR and AR equipment and systems is being set up in Elverum. Moreover, a one-year further education programme in AR and VR is being launched at Hedmark University of Applied Sciences.

The company Crisis Training has now become EON Reality Norway. Crisis Training had its origins in a project carried out at Høgskolen i Hedmark in 2007. The project obtained funding from the Research Council of Norway’s FORNY programme, and the company was established by the private-public business development agency Elverum Regionens Næringsutviking AS and Kjeller Innovasjon (Campus Kjeller) in 2009. Talks with Eon Reality were initiated and the process towards creating a Norwegian VR and AR centre was launched. Seven years later, the expertise centre has become a reality. A broad-based and effective collaboration with local businesses, Hedmark County Council, Hamar and Elverum municipalities  and Hedmark University of Applied Sciences has made the project possible.

Widespread media coverage confirms how significant the centre is to the region:

Sammen landet de avtalen. Fra venstre Mikael Jacobsson (EON Reality Inc), Morten Wenstad (Crisis Training), Are Søby Vindfallet (Making View), Ronny Pedersen (INNIT), Knut Henrik Aas (ERNU), Steinar Frydenlund (Hamar kommune), Erik Hanstad (Elverum kommune), Einar Busterud (Hamar kommune), Marit Strandvik (Høgskolen i Hedmark), Morten Ørbeck (Høgskolen i Hedmark), Pål Einar Dietrichs (Høgskolen i Hedmark), Thomas Breen (Hedmark fylkeskommune), Birgit Aasgaard Jenssen (Hedmark fylkeskommune), Christian Hedløv Engh, (Innovasjon Norge), Vidar Sannerhaugen (Kjeller Innovasjon). (Foto: Jo E. Brenden)

They achieved the agreement together. From the left: Mikael Jacobsson (EON Reality Inc), Morten Wenstad (Crisis Training), Are Søby Vindfallet (Making View), Ronny Pedersen (INNIT), Knut Henrik Aas (ERNU), Steinar Frydenlund (Hamar municipality), Erik Hanstad (Elverum kommune), Einar Busterud (Hamar municipality), Marit Strandvik (Hedmark University of Applied Sciences), Morten Ørbeck (Hedmark University of Applied Sciences), Pål Einar Dietrichs (Hedmark University of Applied Sciences), Thomas Breen (Hedmark County Council), Birgit Aasgaard Jenssen (Hedmark County Council), Christian Hedløv Engh, (Innovation Norge), Vidar Sannerhaugen (Kjeller Innovasjon). (Photo: Jo E. Brenden)