Vietnam Japan XR Association (Representative Director: Shingo Motohi), established on February 26, 2021, aims to develop XR (VR/AR/MR) industry in Japan and Vietnam. Web: https://jvxra.org). The consortium will be held on October 21, 2021, with VAN LANG University, a private Vietnamese university that has focused on education in XR in recent years. We are pleased to announce that we have signed a basic agreement.
The total number of students of Van Lang University is 25,000 students; 4 campuses in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi with diverse fields such as information technology, architecture, environment, pharmacy, economics, management, finance, and entertainment. It is a comprehensive private university. With this basic agreement with JVXRA, students in the XR field will use university-owned XR-related facilities and equipment to carry out joint development and joint research with Japanese companies. We aim to produce specialist materials in XR for the world.
The domestic university of Vietnam. JVXRA’s basic agreement with universities in Vietnam will be a partnership between the two schools following CAN Tho University on March 24, 2021. We will continue expanding our relationship with universities.
In recent years, Vietnam’s development system has been attracting interest from Japanese companies and from all over the world. It has become the basis of overseas development worldwide, thanks to the superiority of the number of engineers, technical qualifications, and cost. Along with this trend, as innovative leaders in new technology areas, Vietnamese universities, including national and private universities, are focusing on research education in the XR field emphasized.
Regarding the commercialization of Japan’s XR sector, many of them are still in the research and development, and investment stages. It has been suggested that even Japanese companies need more time investing and researching before monetizing on a full scale.
By acting as a bridge between Vietnamese science and Japanese companies, JVXRA will promote the industrial development of the XR field between countries with the expansion of technology development and metaverse, such as the use of digital twins, which is getting attention these days.
With specific activities, Japan will recruit member companies as an opportunity for Japanese companies to support JVXRA’s goal. At the same time, we will strengthen ties with domestic universities in Vietnam. In addition, we will connect member companies with domestic universities in Vietnam, hold regular technical conferences and operate a website to disseminate information from both sides.