Extended Reality for Education and Research in Academia


About the initiative

XR ERA was created to promote closer collaboration in the field of extended reality (XR) in academia. It is a community-driven platform that connects people from educational and research institutes, industry, and other domains, both online and offline. XR ERA facilitate academics, institutes, and developing parties to share resources and knowledge. Our ultimate goal is to help create better XR experiences and ensure lasting impact.

Who we are

XR ERA is an open, independent platform that was founded in 2020 by the Centre for Innovation at Leiden University. By gathering input from our network, we form ideas, construct content and realize connections.

The practical realization of the platform is currently done by the Leiden Learning & Innovation Centre, the Centre for Innovation’s successor. External experts from within the XR community in the academic domain, such as universities from the EU, are regularly involved in ideation and consultation. The intention is to add more partners to the project so that ownership of the platform is shared between community members. We want the realization of new content and components extending the platform to become a shared practice.

Are you interested in becoming a partner? Don’t hesitate to get in touch through xrcommunity@llinc.leidenuniv.nl.