Developing a European industrial cluster

From foundation technologies to commercialisation

Much of the foundational technology for the metaverse has already been invented and is now mature enough to facilitate limited participation. For instance, manufacturers have made significant progress in improving the design, comfort, performance and affordability of headsets and other multi-sensory peripherals.


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MEMS and displays

Bosch Sensortec GmbH

Bosch Sensortec developed the world’s smallest MEMS accelerometers (used to measure movement without a fixed reference) and has several inertial sensors for wearables and hearables, illustrating a notable advancement in sensor technology.

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spearheading a mobile metaverse


Ericsson spearheaded a collaborative endeavour to enhance immersive VR experiences by leveraging 5G and edge technology, bringing together key players from the realms of technology and entertainment.

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pathway to future AR glasses

MICLEDI Microdisplays

Adapting AR glasses for outdoor daylight usage demands exceptionally bright and low-power display engines; existing micro-displays often fall short, either lacking sufficient brightness or exhibiting visual artefacts.

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Sensing, Computing and Connecting; Enablers of the Metaverse


ST’s broad technology and product portfolio, including microcontrollers and microprocessors, MEMS sensors and actuators, digital, analog and RF CMOS, silicon carbide, gallium nitride, image sensors, optics and photonics, will be critical to enable the immersive technologies that will power the metaverse.

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