T-Hub and Facebook intend to partner and have a deep collaboration in the area of AR/VR tech, which is most intriguing space today. These are relatively new set of technologies and involve not only dorky hardware, but also lot of software and intelligence and are the subject of fascination to the world's most influential people in tech.

AR/VR today has started to gain traction in industries including entertainment, gaming, communication and industry etc. Augmented reality, which overlays virtual 3D graphics onto our view of the real world or virtual reality, which immerses us in 360-degree views of new worlds with little or no sensory input from the room where your body is actually in.

The context of this program is to uncover amazing startups that are playing ball in this wide arena and bring some cutting-edge technologies to scale using T-Hub’s innovation program and outreach and Facebook’s global reach and tech depth.

Challenge Areas

VR, along with its 2 variant technologies: AR & MR, is opening up lot of challenges and opportunities for the industry & hence the consumers are going forward. It is an interesting time where this tech or domain is and we are extremely excited to be playing part in enabling and accelerating innovation in this space. Below are some of the areas that we are looking for ideas and startups to be from.

VR Application in the space of:

  • Healthtech, Industrial Manufacturing, Education, Corporate Learning & Development and others
  • Hardware and Accessories
  • Positioning, Gesture, & Eye tracking
  • Mobile Hardware & Enablement
  • Video Processing – Tools, Framework & related technology
  • Developer tools
  • Camera & Capture Related Technology

Challenge Details

Who is Eligible to Participate?

What's in it for Startups?

Program Timeline

23rd January 2018 Application Launch
28th February 2018 Application submission deadline
23rd March 2018 Pitch Day at T-Hub
23rd March 2018 Notification to selected startups
5th & 6th April 2018 First Boot-camp at T-Hub
17th & 18th May 2018 Virtual Interventions
27th & 28th June 2018 Second Boot-camp at T-Hub
29th June 2018 Demo Day at T-Hub

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"AR/VR today has started to gain traction in industries ranging from - entertainment, gaming, communication and industry. The Indian AR/VR market yet nascent is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 76 per cent over the next five years, fuelled by demand from business and consumer sectors. Our intent, as an ecosystem enabler is to partner with pioneers like Facebook and explore new frontiers that are relevant for India like Healthcare, education etc with AR/ VR and XR. We are extremely excited to be playing a part in enabling and accelerating innovation in this space for India with Hyderabad as the epicenter."

- Jay Krishnan - CEO, T-Hub

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

“We understand the challenges start-ups face to get their ideas off the ground and we are committed to paving the way for the next generation of startup success in the country. Through our Accelerator Program with T-Hub, we want to provide the right support, training and mentorship they need to explore the potential of emerging technologies.”

- Satyajeet Singh - Head of Platform Partnerships, Facebook India and South Asia