Understand the Industry - Globally & Locally

We're taking a look at the many dimensions of the virtual reality and augmented reality markets - globally and locally. We want to understand the unique assets we have among Rhode Island's practitioners, their goals and needs, and help them make valuable connections.

Position RIVR for Competitive Advantage

As we learn about Rhode Island's VR/AR resources, and the needs and interests of the market, our next step is to accelerate learning and connectedness to prepare RIVR for successful competition today and in the years to come. Our goal is for Rhode Island to be a material participant in an industry expected to be worth $180 billion annually within 10 years.

Make A Significant Economic Impact in Rhode Island

Since 2014 billions of dollars have been invested to fund research and development, new companies, and new kinds of communications productions. So far only a tiny fraction of that investment has come to Rhode Island. We're going to form a VR industry cluster, and ignite interest in RIVR constituents.

RIVR is nurturing the development of a Virtual Reality ecosystem in Rhode Island.


Rhode Island Virtual Reality - Lorne Adrain

Lorne Adrain

A community and philanthropic leader. Chair of the URI Foundation and board member at BIF

Rhode Island Virtual Reality - Adam Blumenthal

Adam Blumenthal

VR Artist-in-Residence at Brown University, and Executive Producer at
Curious Sense.

Rhode Island Virtual Reality - Ted Bogosian

Ted Bogosian

Emmy-winning filmmaker and TV producer. Teaches innovative digital techniques for movie making at Brown

Rhode Island Virtual Reality - Siu-Li Khoe

Siu-Li Khoe

An MIT alum with a great track record moving organizations from Vision to Operational Excellence

Rhode Island Virtual Reality - Tom Sgouros

Tom Sgouros

Visiting Scientist at Brown Computer Science, Manager of Brown’s YURT VR facility, RISD Faculty.

RIVR Community


3 days ago


Doctors and nurses are using this new AR technology to better identify where veins are located. The near-infrared light is used to project the outlines of your veins directly onto your arm.



In The Know Innovation
This digital technology will save you from unnecessary needle pricking during your next doctor visit 💉

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4 days ago


Business Insider provided their insights into VR market growth in this article from March. According to them, 2018 looked to be a bright year for VR after a slow growth in 2018. Do you think 2018 was a rousing success for the VR market over the past year?



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6 days ago


Rhode Island Virtual Reality (RIVR) in partnership with Brown University is excited to offer a backstage tour of the Virtual Environment Navigation Laboratory (VENLab).

Join us on Wednesday, October 17th at Brown University! The event runs from 11:30am-1:00pm.

This event is free, but because of the limited number of seats, does require registration.

We look forward to seeing you at this very special opportunity.

#VR Brown University Brown University VENLab

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