Augmented Reality Leader to Host Hackathon for DAQRI Smart Helmet, the World’s First Wearable Human Machine Interface

Dublin – 18 June, 2015 - DAQRI, [@DAQRI] the leading augmented reality/4D company, today announced the opening of its new European headquarters on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin.  The venture was supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland.  The company will hire 30 positions for its software and hardware development centre and will host a two-day Hackathon, #DublinHacks, - - at DCU Innovation Campus on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June to activate the developer community around the DAQRI Smart Helmet.  It  is currently in the pilot phase of product rollout with customers in the fields of oil & gas, power & water, transportation, shipbuilding and aerospace.

“Ireland is highly regarded as a country for excellence in innovation and technology making it the perfect location for our first international office, in Dublin,” said Gaia Dempsey, co-founder and managing director, DAQRI International.  “We are thrilled with the quality of technical expertise we have found here and have been working closely with the academic community, researchers and research centres to define innovative R&D programmes.  Having strong interest from European customers in aerospace, energy, manufacturing and AEC sectors, including some based in Ireland, it made clear business sense to be based in Dublin.  It also marks a milestone in our company’s growth and strengthens our ability to serve our European clients.”

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