Unveiling the CitiVerse: Where Real and Virtual Converge in a Sensorial Odyssey

Exploring the CitiVerse: A Multisensory Adventure Blending Reality and Virtuality

Step into a realm where reality merges with the virtual, where citizens and local authorities navigate and interact seamlessly in an immersive urban landscape. This is the vision of the CitiVerse, a groundbreaking initiative that aims to redefine the way we experience and engage with our cities. Through the convergence of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and metaverse technology, the CitiVerse opens up a world of possibilities for both individuals and communities.

At the heart of this initiative lies the ambition to develop varied use cases for the CitiVerse, exploring its potential in different pilot areas. These areas may align with the EU Smart Communities data space project, focusing on enhancing connectivity and data exchange, but the scope extends to other pilot areas as well. Leveraging the existing EU data infrastructure and interconnected Local Digital Twins, the CitiVerse will thrive on interoperability and open platforms, adhering to EU standards and values.


Embracing the CitiVerse: A Journey Through the Fusion of Real and Virtual Environments

The objective of this endeavor is to unite the European CitiVerse industry, including SMEs, in crafting the layers of VR/AR worlds that can benefit local authorities and citizens alike. Through collaborative efforts, projects will unfold, taking into account the potential of the European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs). By building upon existing local digital twins, these projects will introduce VR/AR and metaverse technologies, transforming urban spaces into hybrid metropolises that blend physical and virtual communities seamlessly.

In this sensorial journey, citizens and businesses will be immersed in a steady environment that facilitates virtual/real spatial planning, management, and navigation. From the most basic sensory experiences to advanced digital asset-enhanced AR overlays, the CitiVerse will enhance the social, architectural, green, and cultural heritage dimensions of living spaces. It will become a vibrant platform for creativity and innovation, where European industry, including a wealth of SMEs specializing in metaverse technologies and content creation, will take the lead.

The use cases within the CitiVerse will be diverse, drawing data from various sources, including the EU data spaces and other public and private repositories. This collaborative ecosystem will nurture both SMEs and larger companies, leveraging the VR/AR Industrial Coalition’s mobilizing and structuring actions. Moreover, the CitiVerse initiative aligns with the values and principles of the New European Bauhaus, further enriching its impact on sustainable and inclusive urban development.

As we embark on this transformative journey, the CitiVerse initiative seeks to forge links and synergies with the Climate-neutral and smart cities Mission. By identifying use cases that align with the mission’s objectives, the CitiVerse will contribute to the broader vision of creating climate-neutral and smart cities across Europe.

The CitiVerse beckons, offering a new frontier of possibilities for our cities and communities. It is an invitation to explore, innovate, and create a future where the boundaries between the physical and virtual worlds blur, empowering us to shape the urban landscapes we envision. Together, let us embark on this haptic adventure and unlock the full potential of the CitiVerse for Europe and its citizens.

Beyond Boundaries: Embarking on a Sensory Expedition into the CitiVerse

At the forefront of the journey into the CitiVerse, Haptic R&D Consulting proudly showcases its expertise as a trusted partner in shaping immersive experiences and technological advancements. Led by our esteemed CEO, who recently graced the stage at the Forward B2B Green 1st Circular Economy Forum 2023 held in Thessaloniki, Greece, our presence solidifies our commitment to driving sustainable growth and innovation.

With a deep understanding of emerging technologies, such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and metaverse development, Haptic R&D Consulting brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Our multidisciplinary team of experts, spanning AI, data science, robotics, and sustainability, is uniquely positioned to contribute to the development of the CitiVerse.

Drawing on our extensive track record in research and development solutions, we have successfully created innovative applications that seamlessly blend physical and virtual environments. Our focus on user-centric design and cutting-edge technologies ensures that the immersive experiences we create are both captivating and impactful.

Collaboration is at the core of our approach, and our CEO’s participation in the Forward B2B Green 1st Circular Economy Forum 2023 demonstrates our commitment to knowledge sharing and industry collaboration. As an ideal partner within the CitiVerse consortia, we actively engage with stakeholders to leverage our expertise and contribute to the successful realization of diverse use cases. Together, we foster a vibrant and interconnected CitiVerse ecosystem that propels sustainable growth and enhances the lives of citizens across Europe.

As we embark on this haptic journey into the CitiVerse, Haptic R&D Consulting, under the guidance of our visionary CEO, stands ready to bring our expertise to the forefront. Let us collectively shape the future of urban experiences, forging a CitiVerse that revolutionizes the way we interact with our cities and drives us towards a sustainable and prosperous future.

Open Proposal Grant to cooperate together for Developing CitiVerse where we can create new consortia to develop new CitiVerse projects

Call for proposalGrant
Programme Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL)
Type of action DIGITAL Simple Grants
Opening date 11 May 2023
Status Open for submission
Deadline model single-stage
Deadline date 26 September 2023 17:00:00 Brussels time