The wAVE Project has announced that its set of immersive tech workshops will now take place online.

The upcoming sessions will also all have a key focus on how immersive technology can help Cornish businesses through these difficult times and prepare for working life and business success after Covid-19.

These learning options have been opened up via the Coastal Communities Fund gained by the wAVE project, led by Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Cornwall Museums Partnership and Falmouth University. 

The movement of the scheduled workshops to online platforms will allow even more participants the opportunity to access unique learnings about how immersive tech can help Cornish businesses develop in new directions. The digital workshops will be offered free of charge across the next few months to businesses of all sizes, types and sectors.

The first workshop will take place on April 22 and will focus on how to build a chatbot and on how bots can be used for community and business resilience in response to the impact of Covid-19 for SMEs. The session will be led by Wo King, CEO of Hi9, a Penzance-based company that creates voice user interfaces (VUI).

The second session is due to take place on May 5 and will show businesses how to use real-time VR as a business tool for training, developing products and effective marketing as well as telling unique stories to a new audience online. The session will be led by Katie Goode from Triangular Pixels, an award-winning Cornish games development company based in Bude.

The third and final session will take place on June 8 and will be led by Soundview Media, experts in high quality video production.

Businesses who are interested in taking part in the cost-free immersive tech sessions via Zoom Webinar can register here.