Matterport Launches Social Impact Program to Help Nonprofits and Public Educational Institutions Create Equitable Access to 3D Spaces
SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Matterport, Inc. MTTR, the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced the Exploration to Equity Program, a new corporate social impact initiative that helps nonprofit organizations use the Matterport Digital Twin Platform to increase access for underrepresented groups. Under the program, Matterport will donate its technology and services to selected and qualified organizations such as its first partner organization, Space Foundation Discovery Museum, enabling them to capture and provide people with access to their Matterport 3D spaces. . The program will prioritize projects that support marginalized, disenfranchised and vulnerable populations and focus on capturing historically and socially significant spaces.
“At Matterport, we are committed to reimagining the ways we collaborate, explore and share spaces,” said Qadira Harris, Senior Director of Global Accountability at Matterport. “For organizations such as nonprofits and schools, we recognize the power that technology and data can have in addressing some of society’s greatest challenges. By leveraging our people, products and services, we aim to strengthen and empower communities to become stronger, unified, inclusive, and more resilient.”
Matterport’s mission is to make every building and space more valuable and accessible through the creation of digital twins, or replicas, of those spaces. Of the 4 billion spaces worldwide, the Matterport Exploration to Equity program aims to capture some of these spaces for the greater good of society. The Matterport Exploration to Equity program supports creative and innovative organizations that provide equitable solutions to build community resilience through access to spaces. As part of the program, Matterport will evaluate submissions from U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofits, K-12 public schools, and public universities to bring spaces to life. historically or socially significant through the Matterport Digital Twin. Platform, allowing anyone, anywhere to visit.
The first organization to benefit from the new program is the Space Foundation Discovery Museum, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. An interactive destination focused on education, the Space Foundation Discovery Museum is Colorado’s first and only museum dedicated to space, science and technology. A popular field trip destination for school children, Matterport has donated services to capture a digital twin of the museum to create a new, immersive virtual experience to help fuel remote learning opportunities for students beyond their region. immediate. Go here to see the Space Foundation Discovery Museum virtual experience.
“We are grateful for Matterport’s support in helping us virtually capture the Space Foundation Discovery Center and be part of their Exploration to Equity program,” said Rachel English, Director of the Discovery Center. “Creating a digital twin of the Discovery Center to enable virtual tours will provide many more students with the opportunity to experience the space and explore our incredible programming from anywhere. Matterport’s efforts to help increasing community inclusion and providing equitable access to the Discovery Center is exciting, and The Space Foundation is honored to be the first organization to be included in its program.”
Interested 501(c)(3), or public K-12s or universities can learn more about the Exploration to Equity program or wish to submit an application, visit matterport.com/social-impact.
Matterport, Inc. MTTR leads the digital transformation of the built world. Our revolutionary spatial data platform turns buildings into data to make almost every space more valuable and accessible. Millions of buildings in over 177 countries have been transformed into immersive Matterport digital twins to improve every part of the building lifecycle, from planning, construction and operation to documentation, appraisal and marketing. Learn more about Matterport.com and visit our Discover the page to browse a collection of digital twins captured by our customers.
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