This article showcases our top picks for the best France based Virtual Reality companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Virtual Reality industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top France Virtual Reality Companies
Augment is a mobile app that letting businesses visualize their 3D models in Augmented Reality, integrated in real time in their actual size and environment. Augment helps retailers and manufacturers leverage augmented reality to increase engagement, sell more products, and reduce returns.
Augment was founded in October 2011 and is headquartered in Paris (France) with commercial offices in New York City (USA) and Orlando (USA).. .
Real Estate innovation to help you drive your profitability. Habiteo presents myHabiteo, the first collaborative platform that simultaneously manages sales and marketing activities to build a tailor-made customer relationship.
A real « sales booster », Habiteo accelerates the sales cycle and offers, through a single platform, the management of : your marketing and 3D elements and their performance, your program informations and their performance, your customer relationship and its performance and your internal and external users and their performance.. .
3DRudder develops and markets a device that enables its users to play video games in virtual reality and 3D environments. The device is controlled by the feet and enables players to move through virtual reality and 3D platforms.
3DRudder’s foot-powered motion controller is able to provide remote control solutions for industrial purposes and create 3D models. 3DRudder is headquartered in Marseille, France.
And it was founded in October 2014 by Valerio Bonora.. .
Founded in 2018, smartVR studio has quickly become a French leader in virtual reality. The studio is the origin of the game Top Floor, VR experience of vertigo that was a great success but also one of the first Esport VR games in the world: After-H.
More than an umpteenth VR room, smartVR studio offers a unique concept and a turnkey offer to open its Arena Esport VR! Present in France and abroad, the studio accompanies nearly 200 rooms in the world. .
Minsar is a no-code platform used to build, share, and collaborate on AR/VR experiences. We empower creators ranging from emerging designers to global companies, by making it easy to create immersive 3D environments.
You can now create dynamic experiences, while fully immersed in your virtual environment. You can import videos, texts, pictures, volumetric videos, 3D objects, and then place them directly in your scene, animate them, and share your experience with the world.
The Minsar Studio provides a new space for creative minds to express themselves. It is fully cross-platform and currently available on Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, HoloLens 2, Magic Leap, iOS, and Android devices.
It can be used across multiple sectors such as retail, architecture, urban planning, interior design, culture, tourism, corporate training, and more.. .
The VR-based HSE training courses developed by Immersive Factory leverage the benefits of active learning and give trainees a leading role in the learning process. They provide companies and managers with a different way of addressing safety, health and environmental issues with their teams.
Immersion, initiative-taking and evaluation become the keys to an innovative active learning experience that stimulates the mind and produces a long-term influence on behavior. The 15-strong Immersive Factory team is divided up between Paris (head office) and Albi (the R&D site)..
From military technology to virtual reality audio for gaming, Nahimic was founded in 2004 by two former classmates in engineering school, Tuyen Pham and Ambroise Recht. Their goal was to bring innovation to a stagnant Audio sector facing thriving and ever-evolving visual technology industry.
They enable the Best Audio experience, whatever the content and on any devices. Audio technologies are late compared to visual technologies.
All the devices from smartphones to notebooks have nowadays incredible image quality, but something is missing… the Sound. From the user perspective, there are still lots of audio issues unsolved: the lack of intelligibility of Skype calls because the volume is not loud enough, the clarity of dialogs on Netflix or Youtube forcing you to play constantly with the volume or simply the sound quality of your favorite music on Spotify or Apple music on your earbuds compared to heavier gears… Nahimic solves those issues with a software.
It will ensure you the best sound experience, whatever the content (Music, Movies, Communications, Gaming) and on any devices you are using (Internal speakers, any pair of headphones or speakers).. .
Go Touch VR
GoTouchVR is a haptic design company that provides its clients with haptics interfaces for augmented and virtual reality systems. It aims to introduce better haptic rendering in the virtual reality market to enhance the user experience.
The company was founded in 2016 by Thomas Sednaoui, Eric Vezzoli, Vidrih Zlatko, and Vincenzo Giamundo. It is headquartered in Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais..
Cinemur allows you to see in one glance the movies in theaters, their trailer, and your friends’ interests by connecting with Facebook. A notification system is incorporated.
You can enable a “social filter” to see the movies appreciated by your friends.. .
Levels3D is a startup company that specializes in 3D and augmented reality solutions and edits real-time 3D scan software. It develops a 3D scanning application on the next generation tablets, equipped with a depth sensor and it is designed for consulting firms, architects, general contractors, and space designers.
The company provides its users with MyCaptR, a 3D scanning solution for professionals and Smart Glasses-ERDF, a demonstrator on tablet and a prototype augmented reality vision device. Levels3D is headquartered in France and the company was founded in 2012 by Yannick Folliard..
Hapticmedia provides an innovative solution to visualize and customize online 3D interactive products. Their aim is to close the gap between the customer and the real product in a virtual way, finally the client gets the sensation to take the object into its own hands.
Their solutions offers an innovative and immersive digital customer experience that secure e-consumer and enhance online sales but not only. Hapticmedia ’s mission is to enhance the deep 4.0 industrial transformation and provides new tools for the different distribution and marketing chain..
VRTUOZ is an AR/VR real time sharing platform. We are providing a wide range of tools to create, analyze and share in real time AR or VR experiences in a customized environment.
We are agnostic regarding the type of headset (mobile or not) and the type of content (video 360 or full 3D) used to live an experience. VRTUOZ enables to create small virtual groups of users that can see each others as avatars, talk and interact.
This can be done in any type of content and for any type of use (sales demonstration, training session, remote collaborative sessions or even live events).. .
VRnam is under post-acceleration with Airbus BizLab. We are a privately funded technology project set up primarily to enable the use of the newest training methods in flight training.
With professional grade flight simulators costing between €10 to €20 million, being in near-24hr use year-around and very much expensive to house, man, operate and utilize; VRnam’s aim is to create a training environment that can be operated in a normal office or home with minimal instruction and oversight for many hours at very minimal cost. This technology will firstly be exploited on the Airbus A320 airliner family and then rolled out on further aircraft types in future.
We are now in mid-production for the Airbus A320 segment of our project and will have more to show in the coming months.. .
XXII is a deep tech company created in 2015, with already 50+ talented PhDs, engineers, developers and creatives building tomorrow’s tools. Our goal is to augment Human and its senses.
With offices in France, the US and China, we shape the future through 2 activities: – digital solutions allowing industries & companies to transform the way they. Today, XXII focuses on breakthrough, business-driven needs by mixing and mashing the best of hype and trendy technologies – producing custom-made VR, AR, MR solutions that bring real impact in the training, simulation, maintenance areas.
– A bio-inspired Artificial Intelligence skills marketplace for industries, retail, smart cities and environment industries. Using computer vision and deep learning, we develop AI solutions and skills to help detect and take faster decisions..
ESI Group is a leading innovator in Virtual Prototyping software and services. Specialist in material physics, ESI has developed a unique proficiency in helping industrial manufacturers replace physical prototypes by virtual prototypes, allowing them to virtually manufacture, assemble, test and pre-certify their future products.
Coupled with the latest technologies, Virtual Prototyping is now anchored in the wider concept of the Product Performance Lifecycle, which addresses the operational performance of a product during its entire lifecycle, from launch to disposal. The creation of Hybrid Virtual Twins, leveraging simulation, physics and data analytics, enables manufacturers to deliver smarter and connected products, to predict product performance and to anticipate maintenance needs..
At Wonda VR, we are on a mission to revolutionize how we discover and learn about the world around us. Founded by an award-winning team of creative storytellers and software engineers, we design intuitive tools and robust solutions to make the most of emerging VR, AR & MR technologies.
Our flagship product: Wonda VR Spaces, is an all-in-one Web application to create and share immersive learning & discovery experiences easily and beautifully on all platforms. In 2 years, our solutions have been chosen by over 10,000 creators, educators and communicators working for top brands and institutions such as Ebay, Cisco, NYU, Pearson or Harvard University..
Since 2007, 4DViews has been designing dynamic volumetric capture systems: an innovation capable of filming people as virtual assets for use in any virtual environment. The HOLOSYS, 4DViews’ brand new product generation, is now available worldwide for artists and professional studios.
As an industrialized and standardized volumetric capture system, it benefits from long-term support and is compatible with all major AR, VR and MR technologies. Today HOLOSYS studios in Europe, North America and Asia are helping content creators build experiences that will transform the eXtended Reality revolution into a widescale success..
The automotive industry is going through the most significant transformation since the industrial revolution with the adoption of new technologies such as Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems – ADAS – and Autonomous Vehicles, the need for increased security, enhanced comfort as well as optimized energy consumption. Non-traditional automotive companies are blazing the trail and entering the industry leveraging artificial intelligence, big data, and virtual reality and are disrupting current business models.
Simulation has become critical to test tremendous amounts of captured data, autonomous driving as well as human behaviors to ensure thorough testing before go-live. Autonomous Vehicle Simulation / AV Simulation is a leader in automotive simulation.
We build advanced simulators and develop a virtual reality software called SCNAer that simulates traffic, terrain, vehicle dynamics, autonomous traffic, pedestrians, feedback and is used by many car manufacturers around the globe to train Autonomous Vehicles.. .
Beloola is the first fully web-based virtual reality platform to connect passionate people anywhere and anytime they want. Our platform runs on any device (desktop, mobile and VR HMDs) and on any browser with no additional plugin thanks to our home-made WebGL engine, enabling us to push the boundaries and to be the most powerful WebVR platform currently online.
On Beloola, any user, brand or company can create its own 3D space in very easy steps thanks to our very intuitive builder tool. It can also aggregate any content from the Web (Youtube videos, Instagram pictures, Twitter feeds, websites and even 360° contents) in the 3D space.
Because everything is web-based, you just need the URL to access the 3D space and enjoy a unique immersive social and content experience with other users in real-time!. .
Wilkins Avenue is a new production company specializing in narrative, immersive experiences. With a focus on Augmented/Mixed Reality, we aim to produce quality innovative entertainment, where cutting-edge technology meets great storytelling.
A Franco-American initiative, Wilkins Avenue was founded in February 2018 by long-time VR and AR professionals in the United States and Europe. With the belief that technology should be at the service of storytelling – not the other way around –, WA is developing a slate of fun, entertaining AR experiences enjoyable by all demographics.
Present in Paris and Los Angeles, Wilkins Avenue works with some of the best talents in the industry – 3D artists, developers, technical project managers, creative directors, writers, etc. – across two continents..
They’ve been experts in 3D web and virtual reality since 2009. They provide frictionless immersive experiences by putting them straight inside your day-to-day web browser thanks to their unique proprietary technology.
They provide a wide range of various performance-driven immersive experiences tailored to the needs of brands and businesses. They provide immersive experiences for various brands, retailers and manufacturers, and also tie up with several digital advertising agencies to better serve their clients..
Elixis Corporation provides internet healthcare tools that improves the delivery and content of healthcare information and communications. It offers advertisers with solutions to capture new customers.
Some of the solutions that the company offers are email marketing, data acquisition, and mobile notifications. The customers of the company are FONCIA, HighCo, finanzen, TimeOne, and april.
Elixis Corporation is a France-based company that was founded in 2009 by Edward M. Boyle and Mitchell H.
Gold. The company was acquired by Data Critical Corporation on March 15, 2000..
Homido is a technology company that manufactures and distributes VR headsets and accessories for smart phones. Homido technology supports 360 degree videos, mobile VR games, 3D films, and GoPro videos on Android and iPhone systems.
It designs a range of hardware products, including V2 VR headsets, VR glasses for smart phones, 360 degree cameras, mini Bluetooth gamepads, and wireless gamepads. Homido was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in France..
MIXIMALISTE aims to establish 3D CGI content as a new standard in luxury fashion to engage millennials through new content formats, interactivity and content immersion. With its combined pre-order and marketplace business model and its exclusive use of 3D simulated content, MIXIMALISTE intends to have the same disruptive effect on luxury fashion e-commerce as these key players have achieved in recent years each with its particular business model: Vente Privée (invite-only private sales), Moda Operandi (pre-order off the runway), Farfetch (boutiques aggregation), Vestiaire Collective (pre-owned marketplace) To reach this goal, MIXIMALISTE strategy is twofold: 1.
Provide a radically new user experience based on content interaction and immersion through the launch of its own B2C e-commerce platform along with Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality and Holographic Reality Apps using exclusively 3D CGI content, initially with exclusive collections from coveted independent fashion designers on a pre-order business model, and from 2018, expanding product offering to in season/in stock collections from both independent fashion designers and well-established luxury brands on a marketplace business model. 2.
Address the growing need for content from luxury brands by providing B2B 3D simulated content and interactive/immersive applications as a service for brand partners. “We are now as much a media-content company as we are a design company” (Christopher Bailey, Burberry).
motion recall is a spinoff from CEA, top 2 global innovator according to Reuters. Located at the heart of the French Alps, motion recall is the expert of natural interactivity for Virtual and Mixed Reality.
Based on patented technology and motion recall’s specific know-how in sensorless full-body motion capture, digital human models, motion recall has developed the world’s first extremely affordable, multi-user, and versatile virtual reality room. This 20 to 250m2 room allows up to 8 people to simultaneously experience a virtual environment where they can manipulate real and virtual objects, and interact with each other using only their hands.
We synchronize the real and the virtual.. .
Since 2014, History Group has been offering unique experiences to help visitors discover the city of Paris, its monuments and tourist sites. This new and innovative vision of traditional tourism activities has enabled History Group to develop its activities in France and build strong partnerships with major national and international players in the tourism sector.
Through its Fast Pass Tours sales platform, History Group has a versatile and dynamic web tool enabling it to market its activities to the general public as well as to its professional partners. Constantly striving to improve the quality of its services, History Group uses modern technological tools to optimize and improve the Customer Experience: WebHosting, Artificial Intelligence, Chatbot, Virtual Reality etc.
In 2018, HISTORY GROUP will open offices catering for the English and Italian markets.. .
Watteco is the European leader in smart sensor solutions and multiprotocol remote data collection systems. Their leadership is backed by over 20 years of experience in the design, development, industrialization and manufacturing of electronic products for harsh (GPS for the Dakar race) or highly secure (electronic locks for the banking industry) environments.
Their products meet the needs for electrical heating control, heat pump management, building energy management, smart metering and smart grid. Thanks to their range of multiprotocol communication technology (GSM, LoRaTM, SigFox, Wireless MBus…), they are able to meet every requirement relating to remote sensor data collection..
MY EGGO is a French startup working on the avatar democratization. The team is developing a solution package which will offer the world an App Store of avatar uses improving the daily life experience.
Avatars are destined to become omnipresent in our digital habits and in order to realize their value potential, My Eggo has developed a low-cost and high-tech mass avatarisation technology ( a 3D photogrametric booth that generates in a few minutes the digital double of an individual) and a strong value-added application to be used for fitness, health, fashion, video games, entertainment.With their avatar, users can : – monitor their body metrics, – simulate physical transformations, – change their look, – virtually try on clothes & accessories, – create and customize their own character for video games. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Paris, France..
LND-games believe that a more intuitive human-device interaction method can bring a more interesting gaming experience to player. Therefore they’ve applied the computer vision technology on mobile device so that a smartphone or tablet can “see” the player’s body movement and interact with the player.
Slap That Zombie is the first title developed by LND-games which will continue to provide users with more user-friendly and interactive APP.. .
Clap & Zap Production
Clap & Zap production is a French company creating content and immersive experiences in virtual reality. In addition, Clap & Zap production has also produced several original short film creations in 360.
It is the first French production company to produce an immersive stereoscopic film in 360 in 2015 “The Otherside”. The company continued to develop its creativity by producing the short film 360 “The Last Hero” awarded by the Laval Virtual AR / VR content, Paris Short Before 2016 and the Stand Next at the Cannes Film Market.
Clap & Zap is working on a new short film project in 360 with Jean-Claude Dreyfus entitled “The Last Moment”.. .
Okio-Studio is a creative Surround Video Production House based in Paris, specializing in immersive experience for Oculus-Rift, and other virtual reality devices. In January 2014, Antoine Cayrol & Pierre Zandrowicz (FatCat Films, Premiere Heure Group) and Lorenzo Benedetti (Studio Bagel Productions, Canal + Group) decide to partner up to create OKIO-STUDIO, a structure specialized in the production of video content for virtual reality.
Therefore linking their experiences as directors and producers specialized in the production of interactive videos for the digital universe.They take it to heart to put our energy and expertise into a new form of immersive narration, now made possible by the pending democratization of virtual reality headsets: 360, oculus rift, Morpheus, cardboard.. .
VIP STUDIO 360
As the leading interactive communications solutions franchise network, the VIP 360 Group is an expert in virtual tours, virtual reality and 360 ° video: innovative communication and sales tools for all types of customers. Our know-how allows our customers to develop their business, increase their digital reputation (SEO / SEA) and differentiate themselves from the competition.
The VIP 360 Group now has 40 franchises throughout France, in the DOM-TOM and in Switzerland.. .
Kalkin is about adventure connectivity and fresh access to nature for everyone! Achieved by skillfully combining connected items, real-time information, video games and 3D maps that help nature-lovers to immerse themselves in adventure with total independence and safety. Kalkin is a Young Innovative Company start-up that specializes in the digitalization of outdoor sport.
They originate, design and create innovative new digital solutions for sport and recreational tourism.. .
NextMonet goes beyond conventional virtual tours such as 360-degree panoramas, photographs, slideshows or videos to provide truly immersive walkthroughs. Discovering a space has never been so close to reality.
In addition, we offer a variety of services such as Detailed Schematic Floor Plans, Digital Panoramas and VR tools.. .
The Synthesis Universe
Synthesis Universe is a collection of virtual reality games that await the release of VR input controls and their SDKs. It has been in development since 2012.
Synthesis Universe was demoed at SVVR May 2014 as well as the Cologne VR meetup #3 in August 2014 and has won the VR Slam. It was chosen as the “Best Art Direction” at the Proto Awards in September 2014.
Synthesis Universe is created by OlivierJT.. .
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