Student XR Fund

Students use the HololensThis competition is for students who are passionate about virtual and augmented reality and have an idea for an innovative application using these new technologies.

  • A maximum of $1,000 will be awarded per team. 
  • Funds can be used in any way you want. Equipment, hire a developer, or pay yourself and your team.
  • All UM students (undergrad and grad) are eligible to apply
  • Teams will be given preference (individual applicants will be considered)
  • Multi-school collaborations will be given preference
  • All teams must have at least one UM student, but may also include students from other universities as well

Resources and Events

All awarded teams have access to:

Workshops: Two workshops focused on best practices in prototyping led by industry experts.

Equipment: When possible, teams will be given access to key partners who can provide access to equipment and tools

Showcase: All funded projects will produce a demo video and participate in an event at the end of the semester to showcase your applications to the UM community. 

How To Participate

  • Awards will be granted twice per year (Fall and Spring semesters).
  • Approx. 5 to 7 teams will receive awards
  • All funds will be distributed directly to the team lead

Key Dates, Spring '21: 

Applications Due: Friday, March 5 at 5 pm
Mandatory Workshop 1: Friday, March 12 (3:30 - 5 pm) **Virtual
Mandatory Workshop 2: Friday, April 9 (3:30 - 5 pm) **Virtual
Final Showcase: Friday, May 7 (3:30 - 5 pm) **Virtual

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