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


JOIN US on Thursday Feb 21 4p to 7p: IGT Hosts RIVR's February Meetup - Augmented and Mixed Reality Showcase.

Grab your tickets here: www.eventbrite.com/e/igt-hosts-rivrs-february-meetup-augmented-and-mixed-reality-showcase-tickets...

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality (VR/AR/MR) and related toolsets are poised to become the future platform of digital interaction. Join Rhode Island Virtual Reality (RIVR), for our February event at International Game Technology PLC (IGT) and experience a myriad of innovative augmented reality demonstrations alongside industry perspectives from valued experts in the field. You'll have a chance to try demonstrations, play some games, make some great connections and be inspired.

At this event, we curated experiences with augmented and mixed reality focus from Enterprise application demonstrations by Microsoft, PTC, IGT, Dassault, Looking Glass Factory and other regional companies. Additional audience experiences include the use of AR technology and consumer AR glasses as well as an opportunity to make a Mini-You brought to you by Hoverlay.

Grab your tickets here: www.eventbrite.com/e/igt-hosts-rivrs-february-meetup-augmented-and-mixed-reality-showcase-tickets...

In addition to the demonstrations, lightning talks will help inspire the maker and/or user of the technology. Light food and refreshments will be provided by IGT.

This Event is free and open to members of the Rhode Island Virtual Reality community and IGT.

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See parade in 360!

New England Patriots
Experience the parade through a 360-degree video of Tom Brady's duck boat!

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