July 4, 2017
New York University Tandon School of Engineering will develop and operate a 15,000-square-foot hub for virtual reality and augmented reality at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
The hub will also partner with CUNY Lehman College’s VR/AR Training Academy and Development Lab in the Bronx to connect New Yorkers with VR/AR jobs.
The hub will receive $6 million in investments by New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME).
“Augmented and Virtual Reality represents a huge new industry, and we want New York City to be second to none,” said Mayor Bill DeBlasio. “We’re investing in the space, the talent and the research needed to make New York the global hub for this emerging technology.”
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