Virtual Fantasy

Student competitions

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Virtual Fantasy is the reference competition in Europe in the Technologies and Virtual Uses area. It rewards the best application created by students or young researchers and it is divided in two categories:

Virtual Fantasy - Demo, competition with a free subject, the teams bring and show their applications during Laval Virtual.

Virtual Fantasy - Limited Time, competition with a specific subjet each year, it lasts 30 hours non-stop during Laval Virtual.

The goal of these competitions is to promote the use of Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality technologies and to highlight their potential uses.


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Opening Registration : September 2016

Deadline to register : 15th of February 2017

pdfTerms and conditions

"Demo" category

Virtual Fantasy - Demos is a competition with a free subject. It gives students or young researchers the possibility to bring and show an application they developed during their formation and using virtual technologies.

It is a perfect occasion to promote and show your work to a professional audience in a free booth at the heart of Laval Virtual.

Three awards will be given by our jury :

- Winner Virtual Fantasy - Demos

- Special mention artistic direction

- Special mention interactivity

The winners will receive an award during the Laval Virtual Awards ceremony, in front of more than 600 professionals.


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Each year a team participating in the "Demo" category is selected by an independent jury to participate to the International Virtual Reality Contest  in Japan.




"Limited Time" Category

Virtual Fantasy - Limited Time is a 30 hour hackaton. Each team develops a real time 3D app. Every year our technological sponsor lends Virtual / Augmented Reality devices and the contestants can discover and imagine their concepts with that technology (Leap Motion, Tobii, HTC Vive...). This challenge is an incredible test for your technical expertise, your ability to work with other people and go beyond your comfort zone!

Our jury will give two awards:

- winner of Virtual Fantasy - Limited Time

- special "coup de coeur" given by our technological sponsor

The winning team will be awarded during the Laval Virtual Awards ceremony in the presence of more than 600 professionals.



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19th edition from 22 to 26 March 2017


  • WEDNESDAY 22 March:10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • THURSDAY 23 March: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • FRIDAY 24 March: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


  • SATURDAY 25 March: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • SUNDAY 26 March: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Salle Polyvalente, Place de Hercé
53000 LAVAL

Carte d'accès à Laval Virtual



Laval Tourist Office Website

+33 (0)2 43 49 46 46

From Monday to Saturday

Download our accomodation brochure in Laval and surroundings


PARIS : 2H30 (A81 motorway, exit No. 3)


The LAVAL TAXI STATION will be at your disposal during the exhibition: 0243680808


Parking relay technopolis near the exit of motorway served by shuttle


1h30 from Paris-Montparnasse (6 daily return trains),
2h30 from Roissy (1 daily return train), 3h30 from Lyon, 3h45 from Lille, 4h30 from London, 5h30 from Marseille, 5h15 from Brussels.

Information and reservations at
Special TUL (Transport Urbain Lavallois) shuttles will be available at Laval train station for direct access to the exhibition on Wednesday 23 March, Thursday 24 March and Friday 25 March 2016.