Welcome to Helsinki XR Center – the Home of Extended Reality!

Helsinki XR Center is an incubator for talent in the field of virtual and augmented reality (VR & AR). Follow us on the journey of becoming the largest extended reality dedicated innovation, development and startup center in the Nordics!

XR Hub

Our XR Hub offers shared workspace, equipment, co-learning and mentoring for teams in their early phase of VR and AR development. Get to know our teams and operations!

Showroom & Services

Take a look at our state-of-the-art XR Showroom presenting the fruits of Finnish XR, or maybe you want to book a time for your own XR Workshop!

Activities

We actively arrange meetups, workshops, showcases and other events for XR people. Take a look at our upcoming events!

Events

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

25 Nov 2020 – Match XR 2020

Experience the Finnish XR!

Match XR 2020 is an experimental immersive technology conference and get-together in virtual reality. Academics, students, companies, startups and extended reality enthusiasts – join us on November 25th in AltspaceVR!

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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

HXRC and VRDays Europe logos

Helsinki XR Center partnering up with VRDays Europe

Helsinki XR Center is partnering up with VRDays Europe, a 3-day conference and exhibition on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality content, creativity and innovation. Read more about the nature of the partnership from this article.

About Us

HELSINKI XR CENTER …

IN ADDITION, HXRC …

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, Helsinki XR Center (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.

HXRC 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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