HXRC Developer Hub

Helsinki XR Center’s developer hub offers shared work space and equipment for teams, companies and individuals in their early phase of development of virtual reality, augmented reality or mixed reality projects.

The Helsinki XR Center (HXRC) hub offers shared workspace, equipment, co-learning and mentoring for teams in their early phase of virtual and augmented reality development. Helsinki XR Center functions as FIVR’s (Finnish Virtual Reality Association) main developer hub in the Finnish capital region.

Our objective is to support grassroots activity and innovation of Finnish virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) teams, help with the transition into spatial computing mediums and reduce the early risks involved in hi-tech R&D (Research & Development) as well as to build a flourishing community around virtual culture phenomena.

We are in it for the revolution. We want to help you: artists, technologists, thinkers and entrepreneurs to create solutions that dare to imagine what kind of meaning immersive technology could and should convey for the human being.

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 based on need of the space and equipment, skill, dedication, and potential of the project idea.

We are currently looking for new developer teams to join our XR hub!

Read more and send your application via the button below!

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.

COVID-disclaimer 2021: Due to ongoing circumstances, most of Helsinki XR Center’s teams have been working remotely since March 2020. The hub program will start remotely for new joiners in 2021, easing teams into the process with remote coaching, events and networking. We believe that we can find ways to help emerging XR startups in this situation with this kind of a remote program.

Helsinki XR Center Hub Teams

361 logo, HXRC Hub team

361

Ameliate logo, HXRC Hub team

Ameliate

AXiiO VR Studio logo, HXRC Hub team

AXiiO VR Studio

Color The Minds logo, HXRC Hub team

Color The Minds

Critical Charm logo, HXRC Hub team

Critical Charm

Flat Earth Productions logo, HXRC Hub team

Flat Earth Productions

Imarre logo, HXRC Hub team

Imarre

Path A logo, HXRC Hub team

Path A

Radical Rabbit logo, HXRC Hub team

Radical Rabbit

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Sciar

Skeleton Conductor logo, HXRC Hub team

Skeleton Conductor

Virtual Circus logo, HXRC Hub team

Virtual Circus

Helsinki XR Center Hub Alumni

Anarky Labs logo, HXRC Hub team

Anarky Labs

Evacrity VR logo, HXRC Hub team

Evacrity VR

Green Pixel logo, HXRC Hub team

Green Pixel

Harhama Games logo, HXRC Hub team

Harhama Games

Sense of Space logo, HXRC Hub team

Sense of Space

XR Instruments logo, HXRC Hub team

XR Instruments

Hub Team Mentors

Olli Sinerma

Senior Advisor at Business Finland

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

Jiri Koivuniemi

Entrepreneur at Visionist

 

Sampo Lappalainen

Manager, Technical Program Management at Amazon Robotics

Sami Heinonen

Head of Digital Transformation at Oy Brandt Ab

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 Development Advisor

Henrik Keinonen

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

Yakir Falik

Business Development at ClassVR

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Otto Laurila

CTO at Arilyn