Plantation, Fla. – March 16, 2022 — Magic Leap, Inc., today announced a new strategic initiative with Florida Atlantic University and several nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Through this collaborative effort, the company is investing its advanced Augmented Reality (AR) platform and expertise to provide critical educational opportunities aimed at cultivating the next generation of innovators.
As part of this collaboration, Magic Leap has formed a highly curated ecosystem of local organizations supporting learners of all ages – from K-12 to higher education. The initiative aims to not only catalyze STEM career opportunities, but also increase economic opportunity for South Florida students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds. These organizations include:
“At Magic Leap, we deeply believe in using our technology to effect positive change –starting with our home base in South Florida,” Magic Leap CEO Peggy Johnson said. “Our work with FAU, Miami EdTech, ReGenerate Tech and the Crockett Foundation is critical to the future of our community, particularly as we look to inspire, educate and nurture upcoming generations of technologists in a rapidly growing spatial computing industry.”
Magic Leap’s strategic initiative is laying the groundwork for a more sustainable talent pipeline in South Florida, one of the fastest-growing U.S. technology hubs. Looking ahead, the company will continue to provide access to its platform as it works to build momentum on spatial computing education and innovation across the local ecosystem.
“ReGenerate Tech is forging new leadership opportunities for students in its career pathways program with Magic Leap’s support,” ReGenerate Tech founder and chief networking officer Randall Deich said. “Our students are learning critical skills and concepts that will be instrumental to the development of the metaverse and other emerging technologies of the future.”
About Magic Leap
Magic Leap, Inc.’s technology is designed to amplify human potential by delivering the most immersive Augmented Reality (AR) platform, so people can intuitively see, hear, and touch digital content in the physical world. Through the use of our advanced, enterprise-grade AR technologies, products, platforms, and services, we deliver innovative businesses a powerful tool for transformation.
Magic Leap, Inc. was founded in 2010, is proudly headquartered in South Florida, with eight additional offices across the globe.