XR Hub

Helsinki XR Center functions as FIVR’s (Finnish Virtual Reality Association) main developer hub in the Finnish capital region.

The XR hub offers shared workspace, equipment, co-learning and mentoring for teams in their early phase of virtual and augmented reality development. Our objective is to support grassroots activity and innovation of Finnish VR/AR teams, help with the transition into spatial computing mediums and reduce the early risks involved in hi-tech R&D as well as to build a flourishing community around virtual culture phenomena.

HXRC offers a development program for early phase VR/AR teams in three stages:

1) A three-month trial period to create a prototype.
2) A six-month extension period to establish a minimum viable product or project as well as to build the team.
3) Case-by-case extensions depending on development situation, team viability, progress and potential.

Application period for Helsinki XR Center developer space is ongoing and new teams are brought in as space becomes available. Applications should contain information on the proposed project including objectives for the next six months, team headcount, skills and background, and estimate on how often the team would need the space.

The teams are chosen according to need of the space and equipment, skill and potential of the project idea.

Please send all applications to: info(at)helsinkixrcenter.com

Teams

Mentors

OLLI SINERMA

Senior Advisor at Business Finland & Chairman of the Board at FIVR

ALEKSIS KARME

Co-founder and CSO at Teatime Research Ltd, Researcher at University of Helsinki & Board Member of FIVR

PAAVO HAPPONEN

Co-founder and Generalist Developer at Teatime Research Ltd

TUUKKA TAKALA

Researcher at Waseda University & Board Member of FIVR

JIRI KOIVUNIEMI

Entrepreneur at Visionist

SAMPO LAPPALAINEN

COO at Umbra

SAMI HEINONEN

XR Evangelist at ZOAN

SAMULI JÄÄSKELÄINEN

Software Engineer at Varjo

EMMI JOUSLEHTO

CEO and Co-founder of Arilyn

ANTTI SALMINEN

Senior Advisor at Business Finland

PETRI RAJAHALME

Managing Director at Nordic XR Startups

JULIUS TUOMISTO

CEO & Founder of Delicode Ltd

OKI TÅG

Startup Business Advisor at NewCo Helsinki / City of Helsinki

HENRIK KEINONEN

Partnershi, Gaming and XR at NewCo Helsinki / City of Helsinki

Metropolia  Business Finland FIVR  Helsinki