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At Match XR 2020 you get to experience the current state of Finnish XR industry: the event is full of interesting speeches, panel discussions and presentations. For Finnish virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) companies Match XR gives a chance to shine and connect globally, and for international audiences it offers an unique opportunity to meet and experience the professionals of the Finnish XR field in a special way. Read more about the event from this article.

Helsinki XR Center is partnering up with VRDays Europe, a 3-day conference and exhibition on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality content, creativity and innovation. Read more about the nature of the partnership from this article.

We are excited to introduce to you our XR Hub team Anarky Labs! This team is solving the problem of the professional or commercial drone pilots having to look away from the robot in the sky into the small displays in their controllers which are crammed full of hard to read information, and they are doing this by using the latest augmented or mixed reality technology, ie. the Microsoft Hololens 2.

Next up on our mission of trying out different kinds of virtual reality collaboration tools was AltspaceVR, one of the most prominent current social VR platforms in the world for hanging out with friends and enjoying virtual events. But is it also suitable for work?

We realized that this situation is our chance to explore ways of working remotely, and we are now on a mission of trying out different kinds of virtual reality collaboration tools. First one in our exploration queue was Glue, a virtual collaboration platform created in Finland. Supporting Finnish companies is always a priority for Helsinki XR Center!

We will share the journey of how our Helsinki XR Center team, a group of eight persons with different technical backgrounds, will work together weekly in virtual reality using multiple platforms and extended reality equipment from home. Our team will give honest opinions and insights exploring different virtual conference rooms in cyberspace. Does it really work in VR or not? What did our XR experts and other team members think: can virtual meetings be just as good as face-to-face ones?

While the situation with COVID-19 is as it stands out, it’s useless to ask whether we need software for remote collaboration. For XR industry the time to evolve is now. And to do this, we need to come together as an industry, not as competitors.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, HXRC will cancel or postpone all events, visits and group meetings for the spring 2020. The health of our partners, guests, visitors, staff and team members is our highest priority.

The results of our second open call are now official: seven new teams will be moving to Helsinki XR Center during the spring, and continue the development of their interesting projects.

Helsinki XR Center (HXRC) 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. Now we have our second open call for XR developer teams!