WELCOME TO THE TURKEY CHAPTER OF THE GLOBAL ASSOCIATION FOR VR AND AR

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Istanbul has become such a uniquely dynamic space for various tech creative hubs and innovative companies over the last years. Emerging technologies and innovation is currently a priority on the agenda of companies, organizations and the government; especially VR/AR.

Currently, Istanbul has an incredible crowd of people who are curious, enthusiastic and progressive about future technologies; including students, academics, journalists, science and technology driven creatives, in addition to locally and globally active business. With that, the value of gathering a community with the priorities of open dialogue, curiosity, innovation and R&D on the matter of all things VR/AR/MR is at most.

VRARA Association is a major global network for the VR/AR industry. As VRARA - Istanbul we invite all, who are in the field or inquisitive about it. Lets gather to share ideas, create conversations, build a network and advance together, placing Istanbul as one of the major hubs of the global VR/AR/MR ecosystem.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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NEWS

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FEATURED MEMBERS


THE TEAM

Chapter C0-President: Burcin Gurbuz istanbul@thevrara.com

Burçin Gürbüz is an architect and XR developer based in Istanbul, who believes in utilization of emerging technologies to transform how we work and live.

Since his early years to this day, in the field of architecture & design he took a trans-disciplinary approach, merging technological and scientific implementations with a design thinking point of view. His profession being architecture, his pursuit being digital design platforms and technologies; one of his first innovative R&D products that brought together the said fields was a mobile health care vehicle modified from an articulated lorry.

Burçin founded TasarimAtlas Architecture & Design in 2008, Istanbul and established over 1,5 million sqm of projects in various scales, locally and internationally. Over the years, he began to discover the potential of XR Technologies and founded GarageAtlas. With a multi-layered team, GA designs Virtual Reality content for enterprise and home solutions. In addition to developing various R&D projects on innovative technologies with a design thinking perspective, GA provides consultation on the matters of XR, AI and Digital Transformation.

Burçin, in addition to his ongoing works, is an award-winning underwater videographer, keynote speaker on Emerging Technologies & Design and the first XR instructor at Istanbul Bilgi University.

 

NETWORK

Connect and build strong relationships with key players in the VR/AR ecosystem through VRARA or partner-hosted events.

COLLABORATE 

Work with innovators in the VR/AR ecosystem across all verticals, from original content creators to innovative hardware companies.

RESEARCH

Gain unlimited, exclusive access to VRARA research and publications, or, when applicable, receive discounts to third-party reports.