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Rikei’s Disaster Training VR Project Receives Grant from Epic Games’s Epic MegaGrants Funding Program for Development

Rikei Corporation (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Satoru Isaka; hereinafter “Rikei”), is pleased to announce that it’s Disaster Training VR Project has been awarded a grant from Epic MegaGrants, a development funding program from Epic Games (Head Office: North Carolina, U.S.A., CEO: Timothy Dean Sweeney).

Epic Games has created the Epic MegaGrants program, a $100 million development-support program designed to globally accelerate the activities of talented teams and individuals producing creative and innovative content using the Unreal Engine, the 3D creation platform developed by Epic Games.
Rikei’s Disaster Training VR Project has been selected by the program to receive financial support.
The Disaster Training VR Project creates VR content for the disaster training and firefighting drills that Rikei has been developing since 2017. The large number of major earthquakes and floods that have occurred in recent years triggered Rikei to begin this initiative using VR to provide effective disaster training. In addition, the VR content for firefighting training enables firefighters to improve their skills safely and effectively. The project is currently under development as a government-industry-academia collaborative project.
With the support of Epic MegaGrants, Rikei will continue to develop and provide high value-added content to the world.

About Epic Games

Epic Games is an American company founded in 1991 by CEO Tim Sweeney. The company is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina and has more than 40 offices worldwide. Today, Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic Games created Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million user accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections, and also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is used in many industries including film, TV, architecture, automotive, manufacturing and simulation. Through Unreal Engine, the Epic Games Store, and Epic Online Services, Epic Games provides an end-to-end digital ecosystem for developers and creators to build, distribute and maintain games and other content.
Epic MegaGrants:

Headquarters Address: North Carolina, USA
CEO: Timothy Dean Sweeney
Field of Business: Computer game production, software development
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About Rikei Corporation

Established in 1957, Rikei Corporation is a solution provider for the IT and electronics industries.

Rikei offers a wide variety of solutions centered on the world’s cutting edge technologies and advanced products in the fields of system solutions, such as entrance exam and educational affairs systems and IT infrastructure, business strategy, and information security solutions. It also provides network solutions, such as satellite communication data transfer systems, digital video transfer systems, network systems for telecommunication operators and other private companies, wireless access systems, and disaster management information systems. In addition to solutions, Rikei provides electronic components and devices, such as high frequency components, high performance adhesives for industrial use, testers for automotive audio and navigation equipment, power grid analysis systems, defense-related machinery and security systems.

Headquarters Address: Shinjuku Nomura Building, 1-26-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0535, Japan
Capital: 3,427 million (as of the end of March, 2020)
President & CEO: Satoru Isaka
Field of Business: Sales of the following;
  • System Solutions
  • Network Solutions
  • Electronic Components & Instruments
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