Helsinki XR Center, the home of Extended Realities, is an incubator for talent, a cultural hub for co-creation and learning for all XR artists, entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, students and enthusiasts in the field of virtual and augmented reality. 

Helsinki XR Center opened its doors in early 2019, and after that, we have had the honour to collaborate with as many as 22 learning institutions and over 75 companies, offer working space, equipment and mentoring to over 25 developer hub teams, show our HXRC Showroom to over 1000 visitors, as well as produce dozens of XR events.

HXRC aims to become the largest innovation, development and startup center in the Nordics dedicated to virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) technologies.

Our mission is to continue the ambassador work in the field of Finnish XR.

Helsinki XR Center is located in Arabia, Helsinki, right next to Metropolia University of Applied Sciences’ Creative Campus.

The center is operated by Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. It works in close cooperation with Finnish Virtual Reality Association FIVR, and is powered by the City of Helsinki.

Helsinki XR Center hub

Helsinki XR Center’s developer hub is designed to support early stage XR teams in Finland by providing access to crucial developer resources, knowledge and community.

Teams retain complete ownership of their intellectual properties while receiving free office space and shared equipment, such as computers and virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) devices, but also mentoring, business coaching, contacts, and access to events.




  • 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).

Helsinki XR Center team

Our HXRC Team is an innovative, inspiring group of talented people of researchers, technology specialists, start-up experts, hub masters, ecosystem pundits, project lead professionals, event producers, social media pros and amazing advisors.

Are you interested in co-operating with us?  Our team would love to help you find the best way to meet and work together!

Check out our services and contact us via email info(at), or see each team member's contact info below!

Tiina Vuorio

Tiina Vuorio

Head of Unit

tiina.vuorio (at)
+358 50 523 8819

Santeri Suominen


Creative Project Manager

Metaverse ecosystem

santeri.suominen (at)
+358 44 509 0392

Santeri Saarinen, XR Technology Expert at Helsinki XR Center

SANTERI Saarinen

Technology Expert

R&D Projects

santeri.saarinen (at)
+358 40 141 2553

Meeri Lehto, Marketing Producer at Helsinki XR Center

Meeri Lehto


Marketing, Communications & Events

meeri.lehto (at)

Janina Rannikko, XR Specialist at Helsinki XR Center

Janina Rannikko

Project Specialist

Data Curator & Networking Expert

janina.rannikko (at)

Mikko Höök, Technology Expert at HXRC

Mikko Höök

Technology Expert

Showroom, XR projects

mikko.hook (at)

Jussi Salonen, Network Coordinator, Helsinki XR Center.

Jussi Salonen

Network Coordinator

Start-up support & Visitors

jussi.salonen (at)
+358 50 471 8838

Juho Puurunen, XR Developer, Helsinki XR Center.

Juho Puurunen

XR Developer

juho.puurunen (at)

Emmi Isokirmo, XR Artist, Helsinki XR Center.

Emmi Isokirmo

XR Artist

emmi.isokirmo (at)