Announcing the MAVRIC YouTube Channel

We have all the talks from this year's conference posted HERE and welcome our participants to share their own work, as well.  Please contact for more information.



Sep 28 - Dec 1, 2019
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Nov 7th. 2019 from 6-8 pm
Mtech Ventures Fall Forum will be a night of networking in College Park with UMD startups. Presenters include Christian Souza (VP of Silicon Valley Bank) and Laura Neuman (Entrepreneur in Residence). To register, go here

Nov 19, 2019
DC Virtual Reality in VA – Building VR Games for Oculus Quest

Dec 17, 2019
Maryland Innovation and Technology Series: Neurotechnology at National Institutes of Health (NIH). We're bringing together neurotech companies, academic researchers and federal labs to network and collaborate - Register here.

The MAVRIC 2019 Conference was a hit!
Thanks to our speakers and attendees!


Funding Opportunities

Technology Entrepreneurship Abie Award: This is awarded to a woman doing ground-breaking work in the startup world. She takes a vision and makes it a reality while being a great role model for young women. If you would like to nominate someone you know, click here.

Due: Nov 11, 2019 
xTechSearch 4.0 has begun. xTechSearch is a competition sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)), targeting small businesses to uncover novel dual-use science and technology solutions.

Due: Nov 12,2019 
ACM Conference on Interactive Media Experience (IMX/TVX 2020) Workshop Proposal:  They ask for proposals that ignite ideas that enable the IMX / TVX community to explore new, organized ways of thinking about specific topics, and emerging areas or that result in promising directions for future research. For more info/ to apply, go here.

Due: Nov 16,2019
IEEE  Conference Submission - The IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces is happening March 22-26, 2020 in Atlanta, GA.  They are looking for VR journal papers and VR conference papers. For more info, go here

Due: Dec 13, 2019
TechConnect World Innovation Showcase - Be a part of the wold's largest multi-sector technology commercialization program. They are looking for University & Research Labs, Startups, and Federal Awardees to showcase their work. For more info, click.

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

Rolling Applications:
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.

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.

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. 

Closed: 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.

Job Opportunities

XR for Change - Games for Change fellow: The XR for Change program is a year-round initiative that involves networking in the XR community, in order to improve people's live and further positive change. This position will involve 25- 30 hours of work a week, plus a monthly stipend. They are seeking an individual with XR hardware experience and an undergraduate degree (or more) in a related field. If you'd like a copy of the Job description, e-mail: If you are ready to send a cover letter and resume, send them to


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