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Simulation and Game Institute opens at GMU

With the rise of experimentation in “serious gaming,” George Mason University and Prince William County opened the new Simulation and Game Institute  on the school’s Prince William campus last week.

A public-private partnership in game design and simulation, SGI is the only institution of its kind on the East Coast, and one of only four global affiliated facilities focused on entrepreneurship into serious gaming. The facility offers high-quality game design, research and development, simulation and game training and certification in addition to visualization and simulation software and rapid-prototyping development.

“The world is changing quickly. In the innovation economy, “high value industries of the mind” are creating the well-paid jobs of the future,” George Mason CEO Dr. Annie Hunt Burriss said. “Together, George Mason University and Prince William County, with our community partners, are creating a great new industry and jobs that Americans want.”

The George Mason University foundation secured the institute’s establishment in October 2013 with $32,000 from the Prince William County Economic Development Opportunity Fund. Companies chosen to reside at the institute will receive business assistance services from the Prince William County Department of Economic Development.

Posted by Mike Cipriano on Apr 02, 2014 at 11:33 AM


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