Mar 2019

Featured Event

Join MAVRIC in celebrating ARTECHOUSE’s new seasonal exhibition which celebrates the cherry blossom season and brings the iconic, fleeting beauty of Sakura into the digital realm, with interactive and immersive digital art installations. On view March 20th - May 27th in Washington D.C.
* Images courtesy of ARTECHOUSE and the artists - all rights reserved by the owners.


March 26, 2019
DCVR NoVA: VR State of the Union with Steve Sheets

April 10, 2019
Bmore VR Spring 2019 Raffle Meetup

April 11, 2019
Innovate Maryland After-Party - a celebration of MD companies, Terps, and VR - at the Diamondback Garage and UMD WeWork.  Contact us for more information.

VR/AR Demos at UMD - Unfortunately, we've had to put the official demo days on hold while UMIACS and the CS department prepares to move into the new Iribe Center.  If your company would like to connect with the University around AR/VR, we are happy to arrange 1:1 meetings with appropriate researchers or departments.  If you are interested in future demo days, let us know at

Funding Opportunities

Deadline Mar 11!  
The Prix Ars Electronica is the world’s most time-honored media arts competition. Winners are awarded prize money ranging up to € 10,000 per category and an opportunity to showcase their talents at the famed Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.  Categories include:  Computer AnimationVisionary Pioneers of Media ArtArtificial Intelligence & Life ArtDigital Musics & Sound Art,  u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD is the Prix Ars Electronica’s category for young people. It gives kids and youngsters up to age 19 the opportunity to have a say about the world of tomorrow and to produce and present their concepts of and ideas for it.

NSF/Boeing - 15-May-2019
EHR Core Research (ECR) program, to accelerate training in critical skill areas for the Nation's engineering and advanced manufacturing workforce. Focus on deployment of creative online curricula that provide learners at various levels with skills in five focal areas: model-based systems engineering, software engineering, mechatronics, data science, and artificial intelligence. - projects may request a maximum of $2,000,000 support for a duration of up to three years.

Two NIH SBIRs are looking for Interactive digital media (IDM) that provide environmental health information about exposures of concern in food, air, water, or consumer products. See
RFA-ES-19-005:  Innovative Approaches for Improving Environmental Health Literacy (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 
RFA-ES-19-006:  Innovative Approaches for Improving Environmental Health Literacy (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Extraregional Opportunities

UK - 24-Apr-2019

Innovate UK Smart Grants - Very open grants for innovative product ideas in the UK.  First two requirements: Proposal must demonstrate:  a clear game-changing and/or disruptive innovative idea leading to new products, processes or services; an idea that is significantly ahead of others in the field, set for rapid commercialisation.  

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