Abstract : Institut Image is a department of Arts et Métiers ParisTech developing virtual reality (VR) for teaching, research, and innovation. The research team is composed of 30 people (teacher- researchers, engineers, PhD students) and is part of Le2i laboratory (CNRS lab). Institut Image hosts a master research program (15 students) and innovates through its technological platform PeTRiiV. Research activities are developed in strong relationship with industry. Several collaborative research
programs are performed, including the VARI3 and Si2M projects presented briefly in this paper.