French virtual reality relies on content
Specialized start-ups have grouped under the banner of VR Connection to accelerate the growth of this technology.
Virtual reality may not have conquered the general public yet, but it is a technology where France wants to have a say. “There are many specialized companies in our country, but they are small and atomized throughout the territory. This prevents them from accessing the professional and consumer markets,” notes Franck Rougeau. To overcome this difficulty, he co-founded the groupement d’entreprises (GIE) VR Connection. Starting from 20 companies at the end of 2016, the latter now includes 70. “VR Connection is the sole point of contact for clients. We then distribute the orders among the most qualified members, ” he continues. VR Connection has just signed a strategic partnership with the association France Digitale, which brings together more than a thousand start-ups. Objective: give a boost to this market where places remain to be taken.
Faced with behemoths like Samsung, Facebook or HTC, creators of dedicated headsets, VR Connection