Open call for Hardware Enablers integrating emerging technologies in Extended Reality (XR)

XR2Industry, an EU-funded project, has launched its open call (#1) for Hardware enablers. The call targets projects that develop and integrate innovative hardware solutions based on emerging technologies such as 5G/6G, IoT, data, AI, edge and cloud computing, and microelectronics to unlock the potential of XR experiences.

The project aims to contribute to European sovereignty in XR, boost the European technological ecosystem, and establish a European XR reference platform by developing the first European XR headset. Applicants must address one of the 11 challenges specified by XR2Industry, each accompanied by detailed specifications in the guidelines.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) or Middle-Capitalisation companies.
  • Legal entities registered in an EU Member State, Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT), or a Horizon Europe associated country.

Offered support

  • Individual Mentoring Plan
  • Development of functional technical brick to be used and MVP
  • Integration Plan and Report


  • up to €500.000 per project
  • up to 7 projects will receive funding

Please follow this link for further details on the call, including the proposed challenges and other application requirements.

The deadline for application is 4 June 2024, 17:00 CEST.

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