Extended reality is poised to create a seismic shift in the way we interact with computers and with one another. Now is the time to ensure this technology is designed to prioritise public interest values.

About xr30

The eXtended Reality (XR) 2030 Policy Fund will award funding to researchers and civil society leaders who are advancing the next generation of digital media ecosystems to prioritise public interest values. We will support cutting-edge work that explores critical public policy, social justice and humanitarian issues raised by XR.

Meet our expert advisors

Learn more about the experts who will help evaluate applications.

Shazeda Ahmed
Shazeda Ahmed is a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. Her research has focused on perceptions of algorithmic discrimination and emotion recognition technologies in China, the Chinese social credit system, and applications of artificial intelligence in Chinese courtrooms.
Shazeda Ahmed
Researcher, Princeton University Center for Information Technology Policy
Dr Andres Guadamuz is a Reader in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Sussex and the Editor in Chief of the Journal of World Intellectual Property.
Andres Guadamuz
Professor, University of Sussex
Brittan Heller works at the intersection of technology, human rights and the law, and is currently a fellow at the Atlantic Council, examining XR’s connection to society, human rights, privacy, and commerce.
Brittan Heller
Fellow, Atlantic Council
Dr. Bianca Kremer is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Wharton Blockchain and Digital Asset Project at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Bianca Kremer
Research Fellow, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Safiya U. Noble is an internet studies scholar and Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at UCLA, a Macarthur Fellow, and the author of Algorithms of Oppression.
Safiya Noble
Professor, University of California Los Angeles
Dr. Melissa Omino is an intellectual property expert and Acting Director at the Center for Intellectual Property and Information Technology at Strathmore University.
Melissa Omino
Director, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology at Strathmore University
Julie Owono is the executive director of Internet Sans Frontières, an affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and an inaugural member of the Meta Oversight Board. She founded the Content Policy and Society Lab at Stanford University, and recently published an analysis of Content Governance in the Metaverse.
Julie Owono
Executive Director, Internet Sans Frontières
Nanea Reeves is the Co-Founder and CEO of TRIPP, a category-leading XR wellness company that empowers users to take control of their well-being.
Nanea Reeves
Co-founder & CEO, TRIPP
Sarah T. Roberts is an associate professor at UCLA, specialising in study of the internet at the intersection of media, technology and society.
Sarah Roberts
Professor, University of California Los Angeles
Dr. Louis Rosenberg is an early pioneer of virtual and augmented reality. He developed the first AR system at AFRL in 1992 and founded the early VR company Immersion Corp in 1993.
Louis Rosenberg
CEO, Unanimous.ai
Edward Santow is the Co-Founder and Director – Policy & Governance at the Human Technology Institute, and Industry Professor – Responsible Technology at the University of Technology Sydney. From 2016-2021, Ed served as Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner.
Edward Santow
Co-Founder and Director, Human Technology Institute at University of Technology Sydney


We’re aiming to support researchers, advocates and civil society leaders who are working at the intersection of XR technology and public interest values.

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