Next week, the Open Innovation Club will host a TechMeeting focused on Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to explore the potential of this new field and showcase American startups.

Clifton Dawson, President at Greenlight VR, a business intelligence firm for the virtual and augmented reality industry, will moderate a panel with senior technology executives titled The Growth of Virtual Realities: Identifying New Opportunities for Innovation. Panelists will include

“The rapid rise of virtual and augmented reality as formidable technology sectors has created a very difficult challenge for anyone beating on the future of the industry. In the span of a few short years, we’ve witnessed technological breakthroughs followed by rapid commercialization of hardware, software and services, says Dawson.

“Companies of all sizes are quickly learning that to win in today’s already complex, global VR/AR marketplace, they need to find strategic partners that can help them chart a clear path to growth.”

Dawson and his fellow panelists will explore how the virtual and augmented industry is entering a period of intense growth as hardware, software and channels coalesce to deliver solutions for a wide range of markets—from consumer-focused industries, to professional and enterprise markets, to a wide range of consumer-driven vertical segments. Understanding this growth is critical for large corporations and entrepreneurs, both looking to pinpoint their greatest opportunities for this sector – and increasingly looking to collaborate to spur innovation.

The 30min panel will be followed by innovative virtual and augmented reality companies, including Skully, VoxieBox, LucidCam and Atheer.


WHEN: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 – 5:30 PM PDT

San Francisco


About Open Innovation Club

The Open Innovation Club aims to foster Open Innovation between all stakeholders involved in the innovation ecosystem: large companies, start-ups, research labs, and universities. Corporate members of the Open Innovation Club collaborate to identify new solutions, access a large pool of innovators, start-ups and resources in the U.S and France, and accelerate the innovation -> adoption -> integration continuum. The Club organizes monthly TechMeetings and open innovation workshops. Visit for more information and follow @OpenInnovClub on Twitter.


About Greenlight VR

Greenlight VR is the industry leader in business intelligence for the virtual reality global market. By maintaining the most comprehensive dataset of information on companies and consumer behavior for the virtual reality industry, Greenlight VR provides global technology companies, Fortune 500 brands, and innovative startups proprietary research and advice to make better strategic decisions. Greenlight VR also publishes the annual Virtual Reality Industry Report, purchased by hundreds of companies worldwide. Visit for more information and follow @GreenlightVR on Twitter.