Enterprise Exchange are very excited to announce that we have won a bid with Innovate UK to fund a brand new pioneering service which support people in prison to set up their own business. Alongside Immersive Computing, Coracle and The Centre of Entrepreneurs, our service is centred around the application of using existing Virtual Reality technology and laptops, blended with distance learning.
The project delivers a cost-effective and secure solution to the challenges faced by the prisons estate and Enterprise Exchange, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This Virtual Reality technology supports inmate confidence, self-esteem, mental health and wellbeing, by using content filmed in nature. HMP Belmarsh have agreed to pilot the project for roll-out in other prisons.
This ground-breaking, in-cell, delivery platform will lead the way in revolutionising inmate rehabilitative education, irrespective of continuing COVID-19 restrictions or future waves. The innovation focusses on the application of existing technology in new areas, to deliver inmate training, using Virtual Reality headsets for immersive course content, blended with a laptop workbook, a record book and weekly phone calls, plus, an on-site mentor day with volunteer business owners.