VinciVR, led by CEO Eagle Wu, has developed the world’s first Virtual Reality (VR) modules for Global Wind Organisation (GWO)-certified training in partnership with Siemens Gamesa and with funding from Massachusetts CleanEnergy Center and Vineyard Wind. The technology enables courses to be held anywhere, anytime. The software passed GWO audits in 2022 and 12 union workers tasked with building Vineyard 01 were the first in the world to be certified with VR. Eagle is 25 years old.
Vinci worked with SGRE to recreate one of their turbines in an immersive 3D VR simulation and worked with their staging team to create a VR Marshalling port. From there, Eagle directed his team to recreate these hands-on tasks in VR by creating realistic simulations of tools used in commissioning and hand gesture recognition software to enable the use of real hand signals to direct crane lifts. Over the course of a year, Vinci refined these simulations to meet critical requirements for GWO certification, and by 2022, these courses passed GWO audits with these VR tools. Now, a $5M nacelle and $100k+ crane and accompanying tools were replaced by a $400 VR headset at no loss of hands-on, worksite, and safety training value.
VinciVR is an alumna of the 2022 IPF Startup Alley program.