About Us

How we started

The project Almer was started with the question “What does it take to make useful Augmented Reality (AR)?” by students and researchers at ETH and Tsinghua University.

We learned a lot about the challenges of making AR useful by assembling technology prototypes in Shenzhen.

After a year of further research, we decided to found Almer as a company.

May 2021
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Almer Founded

The Almer project was granted and finance by Innosuisse. This opportunity allowed us to start the product development with the support of the Swiss Smart Factory, FHNW, ZHAW, and our first pilot customer Schaltag AG.

June 2021
Case Studies
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Testing Platform

Parallel to the development, we did a number of case studies with interested organizations. As seen in the illustration, we developed a testing platform.

The process of doing those case studies taught us a lot about the efficiency-related important elements of AR communication.

August 2021
Green Light

Investigations for the constraints of our envisioned AR glasses took place.

In August 2021, we successfully proved the feasibility of our envisioned AR glasses. 

February 2022
First Prototypes are Tested

We developed and integrated 10 prototypes. This allowed our first customers to do tests of the whole system and refine the requirements.

April 2022
First Sales
Pilot Program

As of April 2022, Almer has successfully sold multiple pilot programs in different industries and will continue to do so till September 2022.

What's Next?

We are now getting ready for our Pilot A production, which will take place in August 2022 and build 200 to 500 Swiss-made AR glasses that will be delivered to our pilot clients across Europe.

There are presently just a few openings for our Pilot, which will begin near the end of 2022.