The OPENVERSE project aligns with the HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-23 call, advocating for an open, human-centric Metaverse that places equal emphasis on people, technology, and infrastructure. The project aims to establish a European Metaverse that is open, transparent, inclusive, ethically and environmentally responsible, while also enhancing the technological sovereignty of the EU in a competitive global landscape. To achieve this, OPENVERSE will create a knowledge base, foster a community of stakeholders, and test a user co-creation methodology combined with Extended Reality (XR) in real-world industrial and societal cases. The project will also produce a comprehensive research portfolio, as well as technology and policy roadmaps, to guide the future development of an Open Metaverse concept both in Europe and globally.
In the OPENVERSE project, Trust-IT plays a pivotal role in two key tasks. First, under Task 2.1, Trust-IT is responsible for the Technology Watch and Taxonomy, providing an in-depth and current overview of Europe's Metaverse ecosystem through a technology radar visualisation tool and an evolving taxonomy. Second, in Task 6.3, Trust-IT leads the development of the project observatory, which will feature the OPENVERSE watch and taxonomy, a Marketplace of opportunities, a policy and project repository, and Metaverse case studies. Additionally, the observatory will showcase the OPENVERSE roadmap as an interactive web tool, offering a comprehensive view of the project's direction and impact.
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