April 5, 2023

The Sandbox Partners with 2 Hong Kong-based Educational Institutions

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Animoca Brands-owned metaverse platform The Sandbox announced a new partnership with two Hong Kong higher educational institutions, according to South China Morning Post.

Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) are the new partners, which signed memorandums of understanding with The Sandbox and are expected to join The Sandbox’s Mega City 3, which is set to launch by the end of this month.

The Sandbox said that the Mega City 3 would pay more attention to education, noting that HKUST and HKDI would their virtual lands in the city to educate people on the metaverse technology. HKDI plans to hold a virtual graduation ceremony, while HKUST will offer immersive gaming experiences and different scientific programs. Seminars and workshops held by The Sandbox will also be held at each educational institution.

In this regard, Co-Founder & COO of The Sandbox Sébastien Borget said the partnership with two Hong Kong-based educational institutions showcases the progressive ways of thinking for Hong Kong versus other regions in the world.

“We’re a platform that provides a lot of creative possibilities. Connecting with some of those major institutions that are educating about design or technology … and recognize The Sandbox as the tool for that purpose is, in our opinion, significant and proves the forward-thinking aspect of Hong Kong versus other regions of the world,” Borget said.

He pointed out that The Sandbox has more than 450 people working in nine locations worldwide, but he did not mention expansion prospects for the year.

The new partnerships and expected Mega City 3 launch come ahead of an anticipated opening up of the platform, which the company said will take place in the third quarter. This new platform will allow anyone to take part in any experience at any time. Following the full completion of this platform this year, anyone will be free to self-publish content without any involvement from the company.

 The Sandbox remains the leading virtual land platform, with 23,500 landowners, 4.6 million accounts and over 400 partners globally.

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