XR Hub

A Digital Innovation Hub of XR technologies – co-creation and learning for artists, entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, students and enthusiasts.

Showroom & Services

no. 1 XR showroom presenting the fruits of Finnish XR expertise to the world.

Activities

Activities

A link between university students and Finnish VR/AR companies through events, meetups, workshops and showcases with industry partners.

Events

The planning of next year’s event is underway: Match XR 2020 will take place on 18th Nov 2020.

18 Nov 2020 – Match XR 2020

Experience the Finnish XR!

The planning of next year’s event is underway: Match XR 2020 will take place on 18th Nov 2020.

Meanwhile, take a look how Match Up 2019 was like!

XR Workshops

We are actively arranging private workshops and other visits to the Helsinki XR Center and XR Showroom.

If you are interested in arranging a workshop with us, read more about our services from this link.

News

XR Hub team: Sciar. A person in laboratory equipment is looking at a test tube with augmented reality glasses.

Introducing XR Hub team: Sciar

This time we will introduce to you our XR Hub team Sciar! Sciar solves the problem of insufficient and inaccurate data documentation of scientific research by bringing new technology to the laboratory, remarkably improving data gathering efficiency and quality, as well as enhancing human work and mitigating errors.

About Us

Helsinki XR Center – the home of Extended Realities opened its doors in early 2019.

Located in Helsinki Arabia next to Metropolia University of Applied Sciences culture campus, HXRC is an incubator for talent, a cultural hub for co-creation and learning for all XR artists, entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, students and enthusiasts. HXRC aims to become the largest innovation, development and startup center in the Nordics dedicated to VR and AR technologies.

Helsinki XR Center is operated by Metropolia University of Applied Sciences together with Finnish Virtual Reality Association FIVR. The Center is powered by the City of Helsinki, Business Finland.

What is XR?

  • XR means Extended Reality, an umbrella term for technologies that create, augment and merge digital elements with physical space. They are also known as immersive technologies.
  • XR consists of VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality) and MR (Mixed Reality).

Partners

Team

TIINA VUORIO

TIINA VUORIO

Project Lead

tiina.vuorio (at) helsinkixrcenter.com
+358 50 523 8819

SANTERI SUOMINEN

SANTERI SUOMINEN

XR Curator, Contents & Ecosystem

santeri.suominen (at) helsinkixrcenter.com
+358 44 509 0392

SANTERI SAARINEN

SANTERI SAARINEN

Technology Expert, R&D Projects

santeri.saarinen (at) helsinkixrcenter.com
+358 40 141 2553

JANINA RANNIKKO

JANINA RANNIKKO

Data Curator, Academic Relations & Research Database

janina.rannikko (at) helsinkixrcenter.com
+358 40 621 2236

HANNES JESAR

HANNES JESAR

Startup Expert, Facilities

hannes.jesar (at) helsinkixrcenter.com
+358 40 688 5662

MIRA SIMSIÖ

MIRA SIMSIÖ

Marketing & Service Coordinator

mira.simsio (at) helsinkixrcenter.com
+358 40 663 2329

SAMI LEHTINEN

SAMI LEHTINEN

Producer, Comms & Events

sami.lehtinen (at) helsinkixrcenter.com
+358 50 532 1150

MEERI LEHTO

MEERI LEHTO

Marketing Producer, Social media

meeri.lehto (at) helsinkixrcenter.com

VELI-MATTI JÄRVELÄ

VELI-MATTI JÄRVELÄ

XR Developer Intern
MIKKO HÖÖK

MIKKO HÖÖK

XR Developer Intern

Advisors

ANTTI LAURIKAINEN

ANTTI LAURIKAINEN

XR Advisor - Metropolia UAS

antti.laurikainen (at) helsinkixrcenter.com

ALEKSIS KARME

ALEKSIS KARME

XR Advisor - FIVR

aleksis.karme (at) helsinkixrcenter.com

PÄIVI KERÄNEN

PÄIVI KERÄNEN

EU Advisor - Metropolia UAS

paivi.keranen (at) helsinkixrcenter.com

Location & Follow us

Our office is at Hämeentie 135 A, 00560 Helsinki, 4th floor.

Please schedule a meeting before arriving.

[email protected]

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