The EU-funded XR2Industry project emerges as the extended reality (XR) pioneer. Focused on data privacy, empowerment and industrial relevance, XR2Industry envisions an open platform. The creation of a European reference platform aiming to develop and prototype advanced interoperable XR solutions to solve common challenges encountered by the industry (in areas such as assembly, maintenance, remote operation, training, design, logistics, etc.), placing the wellbeing of workers at the centre of the production process.