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


2 days ago


Virtual Reality has been shown to improve efficiency in training and get new members of the team integrated faster. Give this tutorial from InstaVR a read to learn how to best integrate VR into your training program.

#VR InstaVR​


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3 days ago


Virtual Reality Day is here! Whether it's business innovation, digital communication, or just playing a fun VR game that brings you into our community; we appreciate all of the talents and conversations you bring.

Check out some of the suggestions below if you don't have any plans to celebrate this weekend.

Name: FUTVRE LANDS | Virtual Reality Festival Presented by High Fidelity
Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Link: tockify.com/hifieventscalendar/detail/356/1542484800000

Name: Base Station VR Lounge | The Future of Entertainment
Date: All weekend
Times: Friday and Saturday (12pm-10pm) Sunday (12pm-6pm)
Link: basestationvr.com/

Name: Providence Place Showcase Cinemas
Link: www.rimonthly.com/experience-virtual-reality-providence-place-showcase-cinemas/

Tell us in the comments below if and how you celebrated the day.

#VR #VRDay

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5 days ago


Nucco Brain's seminar for November 22nd seeks to explore "TureTime Rendering." This event will help developers implement assets and animations into their products more effectively and efficiently.

Nucco Brain


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