The DIVR Science Award is a publicity instrument. The aim is to network and honour innovative university projects and players who sensibly and responsibly use virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and related tools in German economy and society. The DIVR Award Expo, at which the nominees present themselves annually, goes hand in hand with the award.
The significance of the DIVR Award Expo is due to the fragmentation of the German research landscape caused by the federal structures of the German government. Research on VR / AR / XR technologies is particularly affected by this. Consequently, the DIVR creates a platform to gather knowledge, facilitate exchange and promote the necessary impulses for the benefit of research, the economy, and our society. After all, these technologies are no longer just gimmicks from the laboratory or for gaming. Real-life applications are countless and are increasingly in the spotlight because of the digital transformation. Hence, it is even more important to set the right course now.
More than 80 universities from Germany, as well as German-speaking universities from abroad, have applied for the prestigious DIVR Science Award to date since its inception at the Places _ VR Festival in 2018. Combined with the annually increasing number of applications, our success emphasises the relevance of the award and the platform for the VR sector.
In 2018, the DIVR Science Award took place for the first time within the framework of the Places VR _ Festival. Today, we are delighted to present all previous nominees and winners.
Would you like to be part of it next time? As an applicant or visitor? You can find out more about this year’s award here.
In 2021, the DIVR Science Award returned for its fourth round! The DIVR Expo once again took place as part of the Places _ VR Festival, concluding in the DIVR Science Award 2021. The DIVR Expo complied with the distance and hygiene measures required in Germany due to the corona virus.
The DIVR Science Award 2020 was presented during the Places _ VR Festival. Despite the coronavirus, the DIVR Expo took place in compliance with distance and hygiene measures.
The 2019 DIVR Business Award was held at the German Football Museum at the kick-off event of the Digital Week Dortmund.
Das DIVR ist ein auf nationaler Ebene agierender Verein, der sich mit den Potentialen von XR Technologien (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mischformen) auseinandersetzt. Das DIVR initiiert Veranstaltungen und Foren, um die verantwortungsvolle Implementierung von XR-Tech in der deutschen Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft zu gewährleisten. Ebenso werden durch das DIVR und dessen Partner gemeinsam Projekte im XR-Bereich umgesetzt. Das DIVR agiert außerdem als Kurator von Wissen rund um das Themenfeld