Near-Life has launched the latest iteration of its interactive video and VR authoring tool at the Learning Technologies Conference in London.

The flagship event, among the biggest of its kind in the world, is a leading showcase for global tech organisations.  

Greater Manchester-based Near-Life was recently voted one of the UK’s most innovative EdTech companies as part of our EdTech 50 ranking.


Previous recipients of Innovate UK funding, its software allows content creators to make interactive video, VR and gamified content easily.  This type of immersive learning has been proven to improve knowledge retention by as much as 90%, the firm says.

The latest version of its tool makes interactive and immersive content authoring even simpler, allowing learning designers and others to build and share more engaging and memorable experiences. 


With a growing user base in over 12 countries, including Fortune 500 clients, international not-for-profits and leading education providers, Near-Life has been recognised as a trailblazer in the VR and interactive video space. 

In addition to allowing interactive scenario design, its learning software offers powerful gamification features to create more complex simulations. 

“It’s fantastic to be able to launch the latest iteration of our authoring tool at such a prestigious event,” said CEO and founder Mike Todd. 

“Interest in immersive learning continues to grow. And people are looking for the freedom to create immersive content quickly and easily. That’s always been our goal and with Near-Life 2.0 we’ve made things even simpler.”   

Companies looking to create interactive video projects and VR experiences with the learning software platform can book a demo or sign up for a free trial here.

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