FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR)?


Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) are each related technologies, applied in different ways. Virtual reality involves transporting the participant into an immersive virtual world, completely disconnected from the physical space. This typically occurs through use of a VR headset like an Oculus Rift, but can also be viewed on a phone through a phone-mounted headset, Google cardboard, or even simply by moving the phone to look around a virtual space. Augmented reality is essentially the reverse. Instead of transporting into a virtual space, digital elements are overlayed into the physical space. This typically happens by scanning a "target image" with a mobile device to activate an AR experience, placing digital objects on the image. Mixed reality is similar to AR but a step further. MR blends digital objects into the physical space. Often this is done with a special headset like a Microsoft Hololense. But modern mobile devices can also simulate MR by using the phone's cameras to scan surfaces, such as the floor or table, to attach digital objects and experiences. Examples of each are outlined in the examples section of the website.




What is the judging criteria?


Judging will be weighted in the following manner: Creativity: 35% - Is the idea thoughtful and full of innovation, as it relates to the applicant’s organization? Impact: 30% - Will it improve the organization’s image, bottom line, ability to connect with its audience, etc.? - How many people will be impacted, who will be impacted, etc.? Feasibility: 25% - What will be the minimum requirements to engage with the experience? - Will it require equipment such as VR Goggles or other? - Is the idea realistically implementable? - If the cost for implementation is estimated to exceed $15k, can the organization support the additional expense or is the idea cost-prohibitive? Implementation plan: 10% - Has the organization thought through a realistic implementation plan for the project?




How do I know I am eligible to apply?


In short, any Oklahoma organization. To be eligible, the applicant organization must be based in the state of Oklahoma. It can be a for-profit business, a non-profit organization or a public sector entity.




When is the deadline for entries?


The deadline for entries is Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 11:59 CST.




Can you give me some examples of AR/VR/MR projects?


Click here for case studies.




Will my organization’s budget impact my chances of being selected?


The intention of the grant is to see the project successfully implemented in Oklahoma. With this as our goal, realistic financials is an expectation. If the project scope exceeds $15,000, it is the responsibility of the winner to have a financial plan in place such as another grant or the ability to cover the additional cost.




Does my project idea have to impact a specific amount of people, demographic(s), or geographic area?


The project should result in a clear impact for the organization and/or the people it serves. The impact described in the project entry will be judged relative to the organization's objectives. While the project is required to be implemented by an Oklahoma business, the project may positively impact those outside of the Oklahoma state borders.




How do I know if my idea is realistically implementable?


We interpret "realistically implementable" in two ways: (1) Applicant Resources - can the organization afford the project or garner the resources necessary (i.e. additional grants); does the organization have the means to implement the project? (2) Technical Feasibility - is the project technically feasible? Because this may be challenging for an applicant to determine, we have provided the following opportunities to get more information: (a) Review the project examples page to see how your project idea may relate to existing projects, which are tagged with price ranges. (b) Attend the Q&A webinar hosted by Trifecta Communications and I-CCEW. (c) Request an appointment with Trifecta Communcations by emailing brent@trifectacomm.net. Trifecta Communications will not provide specific pricing to applicants but will offer potential price ranges for project ideas.




How will I know the price range for my project idea?


Questions or concerns about what a particular project idea may cost can be addressed in the following ways: (1) Review the project examples page to see how your project idea may relate to existing projects, which are tagged with price ranges. (2) Attend the Q&A webinar hosted by Trifecta Communications and I-CCEW. (3) Request an appointment with Trifecta Communcations by emailing brent@trifectacomm.net. Trifecta Communications will not provide specific pricing to applicants but will offer potential price ranges for project ideas.




Does the Oklahoma Innovation Project Grant have an expiration date?


The winning project must be implementable by July 2021.




Does a 501C3 (non-profit) applicant have any advantage over a for-profit applicant?


No.




I still have questions. Can I contact Trifecta Communications?


Questions can be addressed in the following ways: (1) Review the project examples page to see how your project idea may relate to existing projects. (2) Review the entire FAQ list. (3) Attend the Q&A webinar hosted by Trifecta Communications and I-CCEW. (4) Request an appointment with Trifecta Communcations by emailing brent@trifectacomm.net.




Is there a Q&A session for interested applicants?


Trifecta Communications and I-CCEW are hosting a live webinar to discuss the application and answer questions. Serious applicants are highly encouraged to attend. The webinars are scheduled as follows: •Thursday, June 25, 4-4:30pm •Wednesday, July 8, 12-12:30pm Register here: www.okwondergrant.com/webinar-registration