AlayanA consortium of eight of the world’s leading telcos (Buygues Telecom, Cellnex, KPN, MTN, NOS, STC, Telefonica and Windtree) in partnership with Qualcomm Technologies, IncOne of the leading processor suppliers for mobile devices is globally calling for innovative startups in the field of Extended Reality (XR).
In the current context, as augmented reality – which includes virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality – is changing many industries and changing the way people interact with the digital and physical world, Allianz and Qualcomm Technologies have decided to join forces to identify startups. The most disturbing solutions. For this reason, they are looking for startups that are used in the metaverse, video games, education, industry and manufacturing, logistics, retail, digital social experiences, communication, networking, devices, virtual platforms and other applications or services. In addition, communication tools and software are considered to expand XR product and service use cases. XR mass entertainment at home; and XR sustainability tools for large enterprises.
Startups selected by Allianz and Qualcomm Technologies will have access to resources such as telecom offerings, knowledge of their markets, their network, communications and infrastructure, and capital investment from any of Allian’s member investment vehicles. Also, exposure to a global network of VCs, training for entrepreneurs and access to telecom business development initiatives.
Qualcomm Technologies offers a number of exclusive benefits, including access to the Snapdragon Spaces developer platform and development kit. In addition, specialized engineering support will be provided to help companies overcome technical challenges and maximize the potential of their projects, as well as early access to the Snapdragon Spaces Pathfinder program to network resources and strategic opportunities to accelerate startup growth.
Daniel Hernandez, Telefónica’s VP Devices and Consumer IoT, said, “This joint call offers a unique opportunity for startups looking to accelerate their growth and seek the support of eight major companies in the telecommunications sector. We are excited to find new talent and develop disruptive solutions in the field of augmented reality.
Douglas Vaz Benitez, Senior Director of Business Development, Qualcomm Europe, Inc. “We are delighted to be partnering with Allianz on this exciting new project,” he said. We have augmented reality (XR) research and development centers in Europe and our main goal is to enable startups to succeed by creating immersive applications faster, easier and more profitable. XR will become a central part of the world we live in in the coming years and Qualcomm’s XR Solutions, with a special focus on Snapdragon Spaces, are available to anyone who wants to be a part of this new technology transition. We are excited for the opportunities ahead!”
Allianz is a unique global telco alliance.
Alayan was launched in April 2022, bringing together eight of the world’s leading telcos with a passion for reinventing the telecommunications sector. Allianz members are: Bouygues Telecom, Cellnex, KPN, MTN, NOS, STC, Telefónica and WINDTRE. Through this alliance, they want to share best practices and different use cases in their desire to continuously create new technologies.
Another objective is to attract and network the most disruptive and high-potential startups in the sector through international calls, such as the current Augmented Reality Call, to companies that prioritize strategic innovation. 700 million customers in over 50 markets.