Welcome to this exciting series where we take a journey to explore some of the most innovative and influential companies in the Augmented Reality industry headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Norway has always been a thriving hub for the latest technology developments, and in this series, we will focus on the growing AR sector where the blend of physical and virtual realities promises to revolutionize the way we live and work. Whether it’s broadcasting, education, fintech, or home improvement, AR is set to redefine these industries.
These companies are not just technologically advanced, they are imaginative, pushing the boundaries, and breaking the mold. Their products are not only innovative, but also have the potential to disrupt and evolve their respective industries. Each of these companies offers a blend of creativity, innovation, and forward-thinking that sets them apart.
So, let’s dig in and take a closer look at these companies who are at the precipice of technological innovation and are setting the pace for the future of Augmented Reality.
Pixotope is an award-winning technology and creative services company in the realms of augmented reality, broadcasting, graphic design, media and entertainment, software, and TV production. Founded by Bård Anders Kasin and Jens Petter Høili, the company is built on next-generation software products and services for virtual production. These products enable the creation of photorealistic graphics and visual effects in real-time, thus simplifying the creation of cinematic quality cross-reality content. Follow Pixotope on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Lendwill, often referred to as the “AirBnB for money,” was founded by Anzhelika Osmanova. The company democratizes lending through a unique platform that tackles invisible poverty, inspiring peer-to-peer support and trust. Lendwill is currently connected to 99% of Norwegian banks and is using Open Banking APIs. Stay up-to-date with Lendwill’s activities through their Facebook and LinkedIn pages.
Ludenso is a software developer of AR solutions for the education industry. Founded by Eirik Wahlstrøm, Harald Manheim, and Ingrid Skrede. Ludenso provides editors, authors, and teachers with the ability to bring their learning resources to life through 3D models, animations, videos, and audio support. Get connected with Ludenso on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Founded by Marius Hjelset, Floord employs augmented reality to significantly simplify the process of buying a new floor. With the use of AR, customers can visualize different flooring options in their own home before making a purchase. Floord works both at a customer and retailer level to eradicate the ‘imagination gap’. Check out Floord on Linkedin.
Tidvis, founded by Ragnhild Hutchison, operates in the animation, augmented reality, software, and virtual reality industries.
Iris Oculus is operating at the intersection of artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and UX design, with specifics yet to be shared. Stay tuned on their LinkedIn page.