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 Up 2020 will take place on 18th Nov 2020 at the Metropolia Arabia Creative Campus.

26 March 2020 – CANCELLED – Metropolia XR Afterit (fin)

TAPAHTUMA PERUTTU!

Lisätietoja seuraavasta Afterit-tapahtumasta ilmoitetaan myöhemmin.

Helsinki XR Center peruu ja siirtää kaikki tapahtumat ja vierailut keväältä 2020 tulevaisuuteen Corona-tilanteen vuoksi. Myös Showroomissa kaikki ryhmävierailut on peruttu. Meille on kaikkien tapahtumien kävijöiden, vierailijoiden ja henkilökunnan terveys on meille ensisijaisen tärkeää. Toimimme Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulun virallisten linjausten mukaisesti.

LUE LISÄÄ HELSINKI XR CENTERIN LINJAUKSESTA

2 April 2020 – CANCELLED – VIVE developer meeting

EVENT CANCELLED!

More information about the next FIVR Meetup will be announced as soon as possible.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Helsinki XR Center will cancel or postpone all events, visits and group meetings for the spring 2020. The health of our partners, guests, visitors, staff and team members is our highest priority. HXRC follows the guidelines of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

READ MORE ABOUT OUR POLICY REGARDING THE SITUATION

18 Nov 2020 – Match Up 2020

Experience the Finnish XR!

The planning of next year’s event is underway: Match Up 2020 will take place on 18th Nov 2020 at the Metropolia Arabia Creative Campus.

Meanwhile, take a look how this year’s 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

A screenshot of Glue Platform with six participants in it. There is a whiteboard in the middle with writing on it "Greetings from HXRC". On top of the picture is a text "HXRC Team: Testing Glue, a virtual collaboration tool. Read more."

HXRC Team: Testing Glue, a virtual collaboration tool

We realized that this situation is our chance to explore ways of working remotely, and we are now on a mission of trying out different kinds of virtual reality collaboration tools. First one in our exploration queue was Glue, a virtual collaboration platform created in Finland. Supporting Finnish companies is always a priority for Helsinki XR Center!

About

Women looking up with Virtual Reality headset and blue jacket

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.

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

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

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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