Snapdragon Spaces Pathfinder Program

Snapdragon Spaces™ Pathfinder Program

The program is designed to give qualifying developers early access to platform technology, project funding, co-marketing and and hardware development kits they need to succeed. We are excited to team up with AR innovators to break the limits of reality. Apply now!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Snapdragon Spaces Pathfinder Program?

The Snapdragon Spaces Pathfinder program invites developers to stretch the limits of reality. We’re looking for developers to join us in our journey creating innovative applications for the next generation of XR headworn devices for consumer and enterprise audiences. We’re providing early access to Snapdragon Spaces technology, project funding, hardware dev kits, as well as co-marketing and promotion to bring these ideas to life. If you’re in the Snapdragon Spaces Pathfinder Program, you’ll join an active community of Snapdragon Spaces developers bravely exploring, collaborating, and innovating.

Who should join?

We are looking for innovative developers creating experiences, applications and games for both enterprise and consumer use cases. If your idea is to create or enhance a highly interactive immersive experience, we want you! If you keep your users engaged and coming back often, we want you! Snapdragon Spaces supports AR and VR/MR headworn devices. We’re excited to hear your ideas for any of these realities!

Is Snapdragon Spaces Pathfinder only for consumer-focused apps?

No. Snapdragon Spaces is built for the enterprise too! Snapdragon Spaces is now supported on the soon to launch Lenovo VRX device, and we’ll be announcing additional devices in the coming months. We welcome your ideas for deploying XR into the enterprise!

How many Snapdragon Spaces Pathfinders will be accepted into the program?

We aren’t putting a limit on the number of developers admitted to the program. If you have a great idea, we want to help you bring it to life. Even if you aren’t accepted on the first try, keep in touch and let us know how you’re progressing. We believe in mentoring our Snapdragon Spaces developers, so they become Snapdragon Spaces Pathfinders! We’re here to help!

How much is Qualcomm technologies investing in Snapdragon Spaces Pathfinder program?

Snapdragon Spaces Pathfinder Program funding per developer will vary depending on the complexity of your project. Most project funding range from $15K to $50K, but some awards will be higher. The program will be ongoing, so the budget for project funding will vary from year to year.

Does Qualcomm Technologies limit what I can do with Snapdragon Spaces Pathfinder funding?

The project funding we provide should be used to create the application or experience in your project proposal, but we won’t limit your creativity! We’ll monitor your progress, provide mentorship and technical support to help you get the project complete, but we won’t dictate how you spend the project funding!

Do I have to pay the money back?

Never! We want our Snapdragon Spaces Pathfinders to be successful. When you succeed, we succeed. We’ll be there along the way to guide you, but we never expect you to pay the project funding back.

Who owns the project when it’s complete?

You do! We are focused on growing the Snapdragon Spaces ecosystem and making our XR platform best-in-class. You own your intellectual property (IP) from start to finish. You do you, and we’ll do us!

How will Qualcomm Technologies evaluate proposals?

We have a small internal team that will carefully review every application. If we need additional details, we’ll reach out to you. You can expect us to keep you informed as we’re evaluating your proposal. Most decisions are communicated to you within 60 days of submitting the application. The more details you provide up front, the quicker the turnaround from us! Your project will be evaluated based on a mix of creativity, plausibility, quality and market potential.

What 3D engines do you support?

Currently, we support Unity and Unreal. Tell us about your development tools so we can ensure we can support you.

Can I apply for more than one project?

Absolutely! We welcome all your creative ideas. Tell us all about your vision, and we’ll see how we can help you bring them to life.

Is there a deadline for submitting my application?

No. The Snapdragon Spaces Pathfinder Program is ongoing as we grow the Snapdragon Spaces ecosystem. You can submit your application at any time.

Can individuals apply?

Yes. We support both companies and individuals.

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