After the success of the Auggie Awards at latest year’s Augmented World Expo 2017, which was awarded to those who contributed extraordinary innovation to the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industries. This year a new award is being handed out in the form of the Breakthrough Auggie Awards which will honour the “Most Innovative Breakthrough”, “Most Impactful Breakthrough” and an outstanding “Women XR Laureate” award.
In total there are six different awards being handed out at the event. This includes the “most Innovative Breakthrough” which will honour a collaborative project which was introduced a new, novel and unique approach not seen before. The “Most Innovative Breakthrough” award will honour a collaborative project which demonstrates a use case which has the potential to dramatically impact the industry. The “Most Innovative Breakthrough” will be honouring a collaborative project by a female researcher of project manager.
Three additional awards will also be handed out as part of the Breakthrough Auggie Awards 2018 for the the best in show for both AR and VR content, along with an overall best in show award for the whole expo. The nomination period for the awards has already ended and the public voting period is now under way. The voting period for the Breakthrough Auggie Awards 2018 are open until October 1st, 2018
Once the public voting closes on October 1st, 2018 the judging period will run until October 8th, 2018 with the winners being announced at AWE Europe 2018. The AWE Europe 2018 is planned to take place on October 18th-19th in Munich, Germany at the MOC Exhibition Center. Over 2,000 attendees, 100 speakers and 100 exhibitors will come together at the event to share their love and knowledge of all things XR.
Tickets are currently on sale for AWE Europe 2018 with tickets starting at €149.00 (Euro) for a one day pass going up to €1,295.00 for a two day all access pass and ISMAR combo pack. More details on tickets and availability can be found here and more information on the Breakthrough Auggie Awards 2018 can be found on the award site.
VRFocus will be sure to bring you all the latest on the Auggie Awards and AWE Europe 2018 in the future so stay tuned for more.