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Monday 21 January 2019

VR Education launches online platform

CEO David Whelan
CEO David Whelan
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

LONDON and Dublin-listed VR Education has launched its online virtual training platform.

The Engage platform can be used in schools, universities, and corporate training to teach subjects in a virtual environment.

The Waterford-based group has also secured partnerships with Nokia and Shenandoah University in the US.

Content created by the company in its partnerships with the BBC, University of Bristol, the University of Oxford and the University of New Haven, will immediately be available on the platform.

Describing the full release of Engage as "a transformational moment" for the company, CEO David Whelan said it was the result "of many years of hard work, cutting-edge research and innovation".

"We will immediately start to ramp up the marketing of Engage, including participating at the Bett Show in January in London and GESS Dubai in February.

"I look forward to updating shareholders on progress in due course," he added.

The business was set up in 2014 by Mr Whelan and his wife, Sandra.

Since then the company has grown to employ a workforce of 34.

Irish Independent

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