FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE SNAPDRAGON SPACES PATHFINDER PROGRAM?

The Snapdragon Spaces Pathfinder program invites augmented reality innovators to stretch the limits of reality. 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. We’re looking for developers to join us in this journey creating innovative applications for the next generation of AR glasses. If you’re in the Snapdragon Spaces Pathfinder Program, you’ll join an active community of Snapdragon Spaces developers bravely exploring, collaborating, and innovating in the AR space.

WHO SHOULD JOIN?

We are looking for innovative developers creating experiences, applications and games focused primarily on consumer use cases. If your idea is to create or enhance a highly interactive AR experience both for single- or multi-player, we want you! If you keep your consumers engaged and coming back often, we want you! We think games, social, health & wellness, streaming, and productivity AR applications will do well on Snapdragon Spaces but we’re open to all ideas!

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 for an AR experience, we want to help you bring it to consumers around the globe. Even if you aren’t accepted on the first try, we’ll keep in touch with you and monitor your progress. 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 project funding per developer will vary depending on the complexity of your project. Most project funding will be in the range of $15K to $50K, but some awards will be higher. The program will be ongoing, so budget for project funding will vary from year to year.

DOES QUALCOMM TECHNOLOGIES LIMIT WHAT I CAN DO WITH SNAPDRAGON SPACES PATHFINDER FUNDING?

No. 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 AR 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 to hear back from us within 3-5 business days of submitting your application. And, then we’ll keep you informed as we’re evaluating your proposal. Most decisions are communicated to you within 30 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 creativity, plausibility, and quality.

WHAT 3D ENGINES DO YOU SUPPORT?

We are open! Currently, we support Unity’s AR Foundation and MARS. We will also roll out support for Epic’s Unreal Engine in the Spring of 2022. 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 SNAPDRAGON SPACES PATHFINDER ONLY FOR CONSUMER-FOCUSED APPS?

No. We want to hear your ideas for the enterprise too! The Qualcomm XR Enterprise Program focused solely on the XR space for enterprises of all sizes. Snapdragon Spaces will be supported on enterprise-grade hardware. We welcome your ideas!

IS THERE A DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING MY APPLICATION?

No. The Snapdragon Spaces Pathfinder program is launching on November 9, 2021 and will be 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.