On June 12, Wuhu's first development forum of virtual reality (VR) industry was held in the Dalongfang Youth Innovation & Entrepreneurship Park. On the same day, Wuhu’s first maker space of VR industry was launched.
Currently, 20 entrepreneurial teams and 65 makers settled in the maker space and it has developed into a VR entrepreneurial community in Wuhu.
VR technology is considered to be the entrance of next-generation technology platforms and next-generation Internet. It is an important force that leads the world in a new round of industrial change and is a new growth point for economic development.
At present, it has been applied in industry, military, medical service, aerospace, education and entertainment, which will attract trillions of yuan in emerging markets.
At present, wuhu’s VR industry is rising.
Zhihui Space is a professional maker space of VR and artificial intelligence (AI) jointly created by Jinghu District Government and Chuangcheng Incubator. It adopts the mode of “policy guidance by government + professional operation of incubator + support of industrial integrator” .
The first phase with 1200 square meters is composed of maker coffee, room of project road show, VR equipment showroom, VR content development center, VR experience area and VR space laboratory.
The settled enterprises involve VR and AI technologies such as light trap technology research and development, VR film and television content production and VR content production.
Since the operation of the space, it has held dozens of activities of innovation and entrepreneurship, including VR industry salon, VR industry capital matchmaking conference, the entrepreneurship sharing conference, and open course of entrepreneurship. Most of participants are practitioners related to upstream and downstream of VR industry and students majoring in VR in universities.
A special angel fund of 10 million yuan was set up for the need of angel investment of settled entrepreneurship teams and 4 million yuan has been invested.
At the Development Forum of VR Industry, representatives from outstanding projects in the VR field in Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Wuhu made keynote speeches. At the Industry Matchmaking Conference, relevant departments of Jinghu District introduced related policies and conducted communications with VR companies.