The MAVRIC 2019 Conference was a hit! Thank you everyone for coming! We will be posting videos of the talks from the event soon!


Sep 28 - Dec 1, 2019
LUCID MOTION by Daito Manabe x Rhizomatiks Research - Save 20% on Lucid Motion at ARTECHOUSE DC with Promo Code: MAVRIC20 - photo above credit ARTECHOUSE

Oct 4 - 5, 2019 
SEED-SPOT runs 2-Day launch camps that are hyper-focused programs designed to help idea-stage entrepreneurs validate their customers and market, build a Minimum Viable Business (MVB), and develop a one-minute elevator pitch. The date above is for the D.C location, but there are other locations. 

Oct 7, 2091
Andruil will be visiting and presenting at UMD.  UMD Students and faculty interested in attending must register.

Oct 23, 2019
BMoreVR Fall Meetup at MICA. (also End of Year event call for demos.  If you are interested in participating, please respond to

Nov 5, 2019
Director Lucien Parsons will be presenting about AR/VR and future technologies for Modeling and Simulation for ENGTAM's Monthly meeting (part of SISO - Simulation Ineroperability Stadards Organization) learn more.

Funding Opportunities

Lockheed Martin has set up a portal to make it much easier for small companies to connect with them to support SBIR/STTR proposals. They would love to partner with more companies in our entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Due: Oct 14, 2019
International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) invites proposals to conduct investigations on issues relevant to nursing simulation. Must be an INACSL member to apply. To learn more, click here.

Expression of Interest due: Oct 16,2019 
FAA Challenge - Smart Airport Student Competition aims to recognize students with the ability to demonstrate innovative thinking focused on improving the effectiveness of smart technology (like VR/AR) in and around the airport environment while enhancing the overall traveling experience. They require you to be either an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited US-based college and interested in aviation research. They have a $25,000 prize to award.

Pre-proposal deadline due: Oct 27, 2019 
Global Classrooms Initiative provides financial support to faculty in order to help them develop innovative classrooms, using digital technology. They are doing a Call for Proposals in courses that advance UN Sustainable Development Goals. AR/VR would be an innovative way to teach. 

Due: Nov 7,2019
DARPA invites applications to its Military Tactical Means in the areas of multi-mode electro-optics, sensors, and exploitation techniques capable of performing a wide-area search to detect high-value targets. They are looking for research that is innovated in devices or systems. For more info, click here.

Due: Jan. 15, 2020
National Science Foundation - Science of Learning and Augmented Intelligence Program: supports research that looks at how human cognitive function can be augmented through interactions with others, contextual variations, and technologists advance. These technological advances can also include the use of AR or VR. For more info, click here

No deadlines
National Science Foundation - Nanoscale Interactions: the goal of the program is to support research that advances the understanding of nanomaterials and nanosystems. One aspect of research supported through this program is "simulations of nanoparticles". The use of AR/VR can apply here. For more info, click here.

Rolling Applications:
The Sloan Public Understanding of Science, Technology & Economics program is a long-standing multifaceted program that aims to give people a keener appreciation for the increasingly scientific and technological world in which we live and to convey some of the challenges and rewards of the scientific and technological enterprise. This includes the work of AR/VR/MR.

Extra-regional Opportunities

Due: Oct 16, 2019
Innovate UK Smart Grants is looking to invest in a UK-based business or a RTO. They want to fund the best game-changing, innovative or disruptive ideas geared toward commercialization. Applications of tech, science and/or engineering can apply! 


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