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Virtual & Augmented Realities - How they are shaping our future

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Forum Rolex at EPFL

1015 Lausanne

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What do Virtual and Augmented Realities imply?
What makes those immersive technologies so popular today?
How can they impact our private and professional environments?

The 2017 Innovation Forum Lausanne (IFL) annual conference aims at inspiring the next generation of scientists-entrepreneurs with the latest advances in Virtual and Augmented Realities (VR/AR). In collaboration with the recently-born association Virtual Switzerland, our third annual conference will be held at Forum Rolex at EPFL, inviting our guests to explore the ways immersive technologies may shape our future. We will showcase how different fields of expertise and economic sectors may benefit from them thanks to captivating talks, a round table, and the possibility for the public to try out some developments in the exhibitors’ space.


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13:30 - 15:00

VR/AR demos and exhibitions open to the public


15:00 - 16:40

Talks from invited speakers

  • Christoffer Lund and Laetitia Bochud, Virtual Switzerland
    “Introducing the Virtual Environments Interaction and Simulation Network
  • Michel Zai, SOMNIACS
    “VR in Entertainment
  • Yacine Benmansour, HEPIA
    “VR for Collaboration in Construction”
  • Mark Melnykowycz, idezo
    Design of VR Experiences
  • Prof. Marianne Schmid Mast, UNIL/HEC
    Immersive Virtual Reality for the Study and Training of Interpersonal Behavior
  • Presentation of the BaseLaunch healthcare company accelerator
  • Presentation of the IMAGINE IF! deep tech accelerator

16:30 - 17:30

Light networking apéro & Demos

17:30 - 18:20

Talks from invited speakers

18.20 - 19:00

Round Table: "The Future of VR/AR Technologies"



About the event organizers

This event is the result of a fruitful collaboration between Innovation Forum Lausanne and the CTI-supported National Thematic Network Virtual Switzerland.

About our co-organisers:

VIRTUAL SWITZERLAND, the National Thematic Network (NTN) active in Virtual Environments Interaction and Simulation, motivates new start-ups, SMEs, and thriving companies to push ahead with innovative projects. This Association encourages the Swiss economy to embrace progress by promoting R&D, dialogue and knowledge exchange between academic and industrial players.



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