December 31, 2017 | The Tower of David Museum’s new innovation lab in Jerusalem, which was launched in October 2017 as a center to support companies in their development of unique tech solutions catering to the museum’s visitor experience, is now seeking applications for round one of its program, starting in January 2018. If accepted, the team will be able to develop their solution in the lab over a period of up to six months, the museum says. According to the museum, companies that apply to the program should be beyond the concept stage and also have a good knowledge of AR, VR, MR, and 360 technology. After a company submits their online application and is deemed eligible to participate they will be invited to make a live or online presentation of their solution before a professional panel. Companies that are chosen for the lab will have access to industry leaders and creative professionals that will work with the team to achieve desired results. Applications must include a proposed solution, team’s goals and impact addressing their solution, a detailed explanation of the team’s approach to AR, VR, or MR technology, evaluation goals, a progress plan, and how the solution can be used for worldwide collaboration. While the lab is open to all companies providing an AR or VR solution, the museum is also accepting two companies as “wild cards” meaning they “will permit new teams with groundbreaking ideas to enter the lab during one of the existing rounds.” The innovation lab will provide mentorship, a device lab, workspace, a real-time beta site, and groups of visitors / international delegations.