A future digital twin for Luxembourg in the Metaverse

06 July 2022

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Metaverse technical research challenges.

The University of Luxembourg’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Realiability, and Trust (SnT) has established a strategic relationship with Infinite Reality, a metaverse entertainment and innovation company, to create a sandbox that can be used by local actors to explore this new technology.

This metaverse sandbox project will build a digital twin of an area of Luxembourg City that companies and public actors can explore, looking for multiple working opportunities.

Open metaverse vision

Led by Infinite Reality, this initiative will develop a metaverse experience where creators have the ultimate control over their own monetization potential. With this initiative, Infinite Reality is set to become the first user-friendly Metaverse that empowers the individuals on the platform by giving them direct access to potential brand partners. This open Metaverse will allow major global brands, start-ups, local communities, universities, and cutting-edge research centers, to use the platform freely, fostering innovation, creation, and global responsibility.

Teaming with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg, this project aims to offer a metaverse sandbox that can be used by local organisations to explore this new technology. For this metaverse sandbox, the project will build a digital twin of an area of Luxembourg City that companies and public actors can explore, looking for multiple working opportunities. In addition, these potential partners would have the opportunity to create their own digital twins for specific metaverse experiments with high-level support and resources from both Infinite Reality and SnT.

“The Metaverse is full of potential, and we are eager to tackle the technical research challenges together with Infinite Reality to make the open metaverse a reality.  We are pleased to act as strategic research partners as iR builds up their operation in Europe from Luxembourg.”

Professor Björn Ottersten, director of SnT

Research supporting Industrial and Service Transformation

Because digitalisation will imply fundamental changes for industry and service providers, Research Luxembourg has made of Industrial and Service Transformation one of its four priority area.

The country has the ambition to become a knowledge-driven data economy, actively seeking to diversify its economic activities by taking up the latest technological developments and providing high value added.

Set Luxembourg as the centre of metaverse innovation in Europe

Benefitting from Luxembourg’s digital capacities and the country’s wide range of business support, this initiative, which is supported by Luxembourg’s national innovation agency Luxinnovation, seeks to secure Luxembourg as the centre of metaverse innovation in Europe. In line with its forward-looking approach, the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy strives to seize the latest technological developments to achieve the digital economy of tomorrow.

Enter Luxembourg Metaverse

On Tuesday 28 June 2022, Luxembourg based Virtual Rangers, a creative studio specialised in virtual reality, and The Dots, a marketing agency exclusively dedicated to the technology, innovation and digital industry, announced the launch of Luxembourg Metaverse.

Several brands, such as the Digital Learning Hub, have already invested in the Luxembourg Metaverse. The National Research Fund (FNR), the Philharmonie, the MNM (“Musée National des Mines” of Rumelange) will soon have their own pavilion.

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