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.

During 6.–7 February 2021, Skeleton Conductor XR Art – an inclusive, individual virtual reality (VR) art experience – will be available at Helsinki XR Center’s showroom as part of the Side Step Festival.

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Match XR is an experimental immersive technology conference and get-together in virtual reality.

Planning of our next year’s Match XR 2021 event is underway! We are already looking for sponsors and partners – send us a message [email protected] if your company or organization is interested to be a part of our event next year!

If you missed Match XR 2020 – or simply wish to take a moment to reminisce the presentations of Match XR 2020 – have a look at this video on Youtube.

Take also a look at Match XR official website here!

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

One of the Helsinki XR Center team members sitting and smiling with mask on

Helsinki XR Center 2020 wrap-up – The year of the Pandemic

Needless to say, year 2020 was very unusual, as the COVID-19 pandemic emerged across the globe and affected everybody’s businesses. In this post we are describing shortly what the year 2020 meant for us and what we managed to do in spite of it all.

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

Operations 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

MIRA SIMSIÖ

MIRA SIMSIÖ

Marketing & Service Coordinator

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

MEERI LEHTO

MEERI LEHTO

Marketing Producer, Social media

meeri.lehto (at) helsinkixrcenter.com

HANNES JESAR

HANNES JESAR

Turbiini Startup Expert, Facilities

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

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

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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