XR Landscape Austria
The XR Landscape Austria: An overview of companies, platforms & institutions leading the development of AR/VR technology in Austria.
- Comprehensive Ecosystem - Austria's XR landscape is all-encompassing, with applications in various sectors such as industry, real estate, healthcare, and education. This includes hardware, software, and specialized consulting services.
- Global Investment and Validation - International players like Qualcomm, PTC, Snap, or Virnect have invested in Austria, affirming its reputation and expertise in the global XR scene.
- Steady, Organic Growth - No big leaps, rather slow and steady. The majority of companies here are self-reliant and financially sturdy.
- Regional hubs - Vienna, Graz, and Linz emerge as leading regional hubs.
- Pioneering Hardware Manufacturers - Innovative hardware manufacturers include g.tec medical engineering for neurocommunication devices, Trilite Tech for minuscule projection displays, and Cyberith for its omnidirectional treadmill, the Virtualizer, that allows full 360-degree movement.
- Community and Culture - Organizations like XR Vienna foster a vibrant XR culture and community, crucial for continuous innovation in the sector.
- Hype is over? Little media coverage- Media coverage of XR in Austria is less than other tech sectors, impacting its visibility but reducing external pressures.
- AWE Europe 2023 - The AWE Europe event in Vienna in October 2023 highlights Austria's role as a significant global XR hub, attracting a wide array of professionals from the XR ecosystem.