Future Tech Lab

A state-of-the-art Remote Presence space for international collaboration in the creation of future technologies with industry and through distance education.

Currently the renovations and technological developments are in progress and the facilities are only partly complete. In addition to a dedicated high-speed internet link between our Namibia Campus and Turku, the rooms will be equipped with:

  • a live 3D capture system by surrounding the space with movie quality cameras
  • Immersive and directed ultra-sound audio for precise noise control
  • a top quality video wall at 8k resolution to give a "window" experience
  • 3D microphone systems to capture voices from specific locations
  • Augmented Reality head sets to experience people from the other side

Research Seminars

The FTLab research seminar is an open, transdisciplinary meeting place for PhD students, researchers and experts from industry, government and NGOs. The seminar invites the participants to share their work in progress with each other. The seminar encourages its participants to form new networks and linkages for co-authoring, joint RDI projects, and similar.

The contact person for the research seminar is Maria Ndapewa Ntindi (nntinda@unam.na).

See the events page for the next seminars.


First Research Academy Seminars

The first two Research Academy seminars and workshops took place between 28th - 29th October at the UNAM main campus in Windhoek and  the same set was realized in Ongwediva  at UNAM JEDS campus 31st October -1st November. The original programmes can be found here and here. Below are a few photos of the event:

Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony for the new Namibia Campus took place on the 5th November 2019 in the newly renovated FT-Lab facilities. Here are a few photos from that event:

Campus Renovation Stage 1

The first stage of renovation has been completed at our Namibia campus, and here are a few photos. This stage involved clearing the original space, installing new walls, carpets, staging and basic furniture. Stage 2 will be the installation of technological infrastructure and stage 3 will be the state-of-the-art remote presence studio.


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