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.

About the Developer Hub

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), augmented reality (AR), and metaverse-related teams, help with the transition into spatial computing mediums and reduce the early risks involved in hi-tech research and 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 and spatial computing 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.

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

  1. A three-month trial period where the central idea of your vision is fleshed out, resulting in a demo. Can you show the skill and resolve to produce something concrete?
  2. Continuation periods for three months at a time, where we set up a roadmap and development path together for the next 12 months, driven by the team, and follow up on progress at three month intervals with deadlines. The mission is to keep the team on a good track and ambitious pace while leaving room for trial and error, necessary pivoting and learning.

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

Read more and send your application through the Google Form below!

Helsinki XR Center Hub Teams

Ameliate

Ameliate

Atelier Logo

Atelier

Avatar's Journey, HXRC hub team

Avatar’s Journey

HXRC Hub team placeholder logo

Birth of a Bird

Cinema Vrerite logo, Developer Hub team

Cinema Vrerite

Color The Minds logo

Color The Minds

International Sustainable Racing logo

Intercontinental Sustainable Racing

Team Ingeborg logo

Team Ingeborg

Virtual Circus

Virtual Circus

Helsinki XR Center Hub Alumni

Anarky Labs

Anarky Labs

AXiiO VR Studio

AXiiO VR Studio

Critical Charm

Critical Charm

Evacrity VR

Evacrity VR

Flat Earth Productions

Flat Earth Productions

Green Pixel logo, HXRC Hub team

Green Pixel

Harhama Games

Harhama Games

Path A

Path A

Radical Rabbit

Radical Rabbit

Sciar

Sciar

Sense of Space

Sense of Space

Skeleton Conductor

Skeleton Conductor

XR Instruments

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

Yakir Falik on LinkedIn

Otto Laurila

CTO at Arilyn