VRAI, an Irish data-driven VR simulation company, have won the Dublin City Enterprise Award.

They receive €5,000 and will Dublin City at the 22nd National Enterprise Awards on May 28 at the Mansion House in Dublin. VRAI will compete against 30 other finalists from every local authority area for a share of the €40,000 prize fund.

VRAI created HEAT, which allows organisations whose activities are risky, remote or rare to train in a more authentic and measurable way.  HEAT creates virtual training environments, with data capture and analytics, to improve performance, safety and training outcomes. They provide services to the defence, security, energy, utilities, aviation and construction sectors.

"VRAI exemplify innovation," said Greg Swift, Head of Enterprise & Economic Development with Local Enterprise Office Dublin City. "The judges were particularly impressed by the calibre of international corporate clients they have secured in less than three years. We wish them continued success with their company expansion plans."

Founded in August 2017 by Niall Campion and Pat O’Connor, VRAI develops VR training products for high hazard environments. Campion has experience of directing Film and VFX, while O’Connor served as senior officer in the Irish Defence Forces. He went on operational deployments to Syria, Israel and Liberia.