Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland is Professor, Head of Innovative Immersive Technologies for Learning (IMTEL) research group and lab at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and board member of XR Norway. She has over 100 publications in the field of immersive tech for learning, being involved in developing educational XR simulations for a wide range of stakeholders, from aquaculture industry and hospitals to the Norwegian Armed Forces and Labour and Welfare Administration.

NTNU is the leading technological university in Norway. IMTEL group researches innovative immersive technologies for learning in several contexts, ranging from university education to emergency and medical training and workplace training. The group has founded and actively uses IMTEL VR lab at Dragvoll campus. The lab is a top-modern and unique research facility devoted to educational immersive technologies without equal in Norway. The lab serves as a hub for cross-disciplinary education and research activities.