HXRC SHOWROOM & SERVICES

On this page you can find the introduction of our open demonstration area HXRC Showroom, our brand new virtual reality event venue VR Pavilion Finland and all the services we provide to startups, companies and organizations. 

For XR startups we offer coaching, mentoring, XR community, special facilities and for example venue rental. For companies and organizations Helsinki XR Center and our Hub teams provide workshops from the basics of virtual reality to utilizing XR technologies in their organization or company needs. Click the links on the side and read for more!

VR PAVILION FINLAND – new!

VR Pavilion Finland was handcrafted during the summer of 2020 to host Match XR and our future events in Virtual Reality. After the event the venue along with all of the partner spaces are still available for visiting or for organizing events. Our aim is to build an open event platform and at the same time, an open showcase area for Finnish XR industry and research operations.

Take a tour in VR Pavilion in AltspaceVR or go to AltspaceVR homepage and search for VR Pavilion Finland. Before you can step in you have to download AltspaceVR from Steam or Microsoft store and create an account in AltspaceVR!

VENUE DETAILS

Located in Altspace VR, it’s a beautiful, otherworldly and versatile venue that is inspired by the Nordic midnight sun, expressionism, surrealism and endless creative potential of VR. It couldn’t exist anywhere (else). It consists of two spaces, the main pavilion and an inspiring presentation Aurora Amphitheater. The main pavilion has an open community area for networking, smaller special meeting rooms upstairs and a teleportation zone into partner worlds on the ground floor.

HOST AN EVENT IN VIRTUAL REALITY

Are you considering to arrange an event in virtual reality, a small meeting, a community meetup or a big conference? We have a step-in ready venue for you in AltspaceVR – VR Pavilion Finland. Our Helsinki XR Center team has lots of experience organizing events in virtual reality. Take a look on our YouTube page how Match XR 2020 technology conference looked like behind the scenes 25th November.

Ask us more via email info (at) helsinkixrcenter.com

PARTNER WORLDS – VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

During the Match XR 2020 event our partners created their own VR worlds into AltspaceVR. We linked all the partner spaces to the VR Pavilion Finland’s main hub’s expo area via teleport. It’s an experimental take on virtual exhibitions, an open showcase area for Finnish XR industry. All the worlds will remain linked to our venue and freely accessible for all AltspaceVR users at all time.

Partners can choose to either use space templates and world editor tools of AltspaceVR – or go all in, impress, design and upload their own Unity scene! At the moment we have 17 partner spaces (listed on the side) linked in to the VR Pavilion Finland.

Are you interested to bring your own space to VR Pavilion Finland Patner World for everyone to visit? Contact us and ask for more: info (at) helsinkixrcenter.com

HXRC Showroom

The pride of HXRC is the open demonstration area: The HXRC Showroom. The ultimate goal of the HXRC Showroom is to test new XR devices and applications and to demonstrate the fruits of Finnish XR expertise to the world.

HXRC Showroom is one of the best places in Finland to experience diverse XR content.

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Four demonstration areas powered by Alienware 17 gaming laptops and Dell workstations with various VR and AR devices:

  • HTC Vive Pro
  • Varjo
  • Valve Index
  • Oculus Rift S
  • Hololens 2
  • HP Reverb
  • Samsung Odyssey
  • Oculus Quest (wireless)
  • Oculus Go (wireless)
  • iPhone for AR applications

More information: info(at)helsinkixrcenter.com

Coaching services for startups and young companies

Available in Arabia district – Helsinki, Finland

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Coaching – Olli Sinerma, Business Finland

Senior expert of Business Finland, Olli Sinerma sits usually in our co-working space on Wednesdays. We currently prefer to work remotely, so a remote appointment is easy to arrange. He helps startups and companies in Arabia district to apply Tekes funding and coach them for international growth.

Contact to book a appointment:

olli.sinerma(at)businessfinland.fi

 

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Coaching – Henrik Keinonen, NewCo Helsinki

If you are looking for growth funding, international networks or contacts, Henrik Keinonen (henrik.keinonen at hel.fi) from NewCo Helsinki is ready to help you, since he also sits part-time in HXRC co-working space. We currently prefer to work remotely, so a remote appointment is easy to arrange.

Contact to book an appointment:

henrik.keinonen(at)hel.fi

Turbiini Accelerator

Turbiini Accelerator supports early phase startup in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, while also acting as an in-house business accelerator for student-driven business ideas of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

Contact to book a appointment:

hannes.jesar(at)turbiini.net

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Metropolia Entrepreneurship Society

METES is a community which greets every idea and innovation with enthusiasm.

Our goal is to help YOU discover all the senses needed for your journey into entrepreneurship. We offer consulting, workshops, community, networking, and events in a flourishing innovative future.

Contact to book a appointment:

Only in English
[email protected]

Special facilities & venues for XR startups and young companies

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Green Screen & MultiCam Studios

If you represent a XR or a gaming company you can reserve a professional 1-day setup of Green Screen / MultiCam Studio via us. Green background fabrics for walls and floor are movable and adjustable.

Pricing – lighting always included:

  • 400€ /day (VAT 0%) without multi-camera production tech.
  • 1000€ /day (VAT 0%) with multi-camera production tech.
  • 32€ per hour for studio technician (VAT 0%) .

The need for studio technician will be assessed individually.

Green Screen Studio services are provided by Live Performance Technology Degree programme. Metropolia Arabia Campus area, Hämeentie 161.

Do you want to know more about the studio specifics and pricing?

Contact: info(at)helsinkixrcenter.com

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Photography Studios

For XR startups and gaming companies, you can now book a Metropolia UAS Photography Studios through us. We have spacious and versatile studios in the heart of Helsinki, in Arabia. We have three separate studios (with the possibility to rent equipment). In the Metropolia studio, you can example shoot portraits and products. The studio also has a small green screen fabric. The studio is suitable for 10 people at a time.

Pricing:

  • 75€ per hour (VAT 0%). For XR startups – a 10% discount.
  • The requirements and price of a studio technician are assessed separately.
  • Invoicing is for full hours.

Photography Studio services are provided by Metropolia UAS Visual Communication Design Degree Programme, Hämeentie 135 D.

Do you want to know more about the studio specifics and pricing – Check out more info here.

Contact: tilavuokraus(at)metropolia.fi

Motion Capture studio

If you represent XR or gaming company, you can reserve a professional, 1-day setup of Motion Capture Studio via us.

Pricing:

  • 500€ (VAT 0%) half day
  • 1000€ (VAT 0%) all day
  • Prices include the studio technician and student assistants.

MoCap Studio services are provided by 3D animation degree programme, that is located in Metropolia Arabia Campus area, in Hämeentie 161.

Do you want to know more?

Contact: info(at)helsinkixrcenter.com

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Event Halls

Are you a startup or a young company? Looking for a venue for your events? Arranging a larger business meeting or a seminar? You can now book Metropolia UAS Culture Campus Event Halls through us. The Event Halls are suitable for hosting meetings of many shapes and sizes. Two separate venues, holding 60 people each, are located at Hämeentie 135 D, at Metropolia’s Arabia Campus. When needed, you can also get food and drinks organized through our Campus restaurant Luova.

Pricing:

  • 55€ per hour (VAT 0%). For XR startups – a 10% discount.
  • Billing always comes from full hours.

Do you want to know more about the Event Halls specifics and pricing – Check out more info here.

Metropolia also offers several other facilities for rent, including conference rooms, teaching facilities, multiple studio spaces and other special facilities throughout Metropolia’s four campuses in the metropolitan area.

Contact: tilavuokraus(at)metropolia.fi

Workshops for companies and organizations

To discover XR possibilities

XR breakfast

Duration: 2 hours, Maximum participants at the moment is 10 

Content: A short introduction session of XR technologies including typical application areas. 

Major part of the time is spent in XR showroom, where all participants experience various different AR and VR solutions with differents headsets and devices. We can also organize a remote workshop in virtual reality or via other remote connections such as zoom or teams and get to know the basics.

Price: 950€ (VAT 0%) includes breakfast  

Contact: info(at)helsinkixrcenter.com

All day XR – workshop

Duration: 7 hours, maximum participants at the moment is 10 people 

Content: The full XR Day from 9 am to 4p with a workshop customized for your company or organization. This day includes a session where our tech experts introduce XR technologies and solutions opening up  possibilities for different industries via practical examples. After XR showroom session, we organize attendees into smaller groups and facilitate a co-creation workshop. We can also organize a remote workshop in virtual reality or via other remote connections such as zoom or teams. 

Price: 3900€ (VAT 0%) includes lunch and afternoon coffee

Contact: info(at)helsinkixrcenter.com

Half day XR – workshop

Duration: 4 hours, Maximum participants at the moment is 10 people

Content: Half XR Day from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm with a workshop customized for your company or organization. This half-day includes an introduction session of XR technologies with typical application areas.  After XR showroom session, we organize attendees into smaller groups and facilitate a mini co-creation workshop. We can also organize a remote workshop in virtual reality or via other remote connections such as zoom or teams.

Price: 1950€ (VAT 0%) includes breakfast or lunch

Contact: info(at)helsinkixrcenter.com

Services provided by XR Hub Teams

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A full day workshop aligns your team to move towards concrete decisions around your XR future in a collaborative setting. Fast track ideas into actionable first steps of your XR project.

XR Business Design Workshop


Experience | Understand | Design



Workshop takeaways:

  • Immerse in XR: Learn key concepts of XR.
  • Business Landscape: Review of XR markets and business models per industry.
  • Demystify XR process: Cost, team structure and time-line.
  • Conceptualise your needs: Facilitated concept creation with our XR canvases.
  • Roadmap and follow-up: Continue concept iteration with XR canvases and receive post-workshop guidance from our XR experts.

Radical Rabbit and Fabric have combined their understanding and experience of creating for XR with 20+ years of practice in design thinking, behavioral design, service and UX design in creating the workshop structure and canvases.

Contact us:

sami(at)radicalrabbit.fi

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You can email us directly at info(at)helsinkixrcenter.com with your requests.