Origin of the team:
The European Center for Virtual Reality was created in Brest (France) as an initiative of the Industrial IT Laboratory (LI2) at Brest National Engineering School (ENIB).
The LI2 was initially known as the Computer Engineering Laboratory. It was founded in 1990 by Jacques Tisseau and Serge Morvan to deal with the thematic of virtual reality. The laboratory changed its name in 2002 to become the Industrial IT Laboratory.
In 1990 it employed 2 lecturers and 1 PhD student. The number of staff steadily increased, up until the year 2000 at which point there were 10 lecturers, 4 PhD students and 1 secretary. From 2000 onwards, this increase accelerated dramatically to reach 25 lecturers, 17 PhD students, 8 engineers and 2 secretaries on arrival in the new CERV building in September 2004.