Helsinki XR Center – the home of Extended Realities opened its doors in early 2019.
Located in Helsinki Arabia next to Metropolia University of Applied Sciences culture campus, HXRC is an incubator for talent, a cultural hub for co-creation and learning for all XR artists, entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, students and enthusiasts. HXRC aims to become the largest innovation, development and startup center in the Nordics dedicated to VR and AR technologies.
Facilities and actors
Facilities located on the 4th floor Hämeentie 135 A, include 1000 square meters of developer space and high-quality equipment from workstations to XR devices. You will also find great co-creation workspace, meeting rooms and the no. 1 XR showroom presenting the fruits of Finnish XR expertise to the world.
- FIVR hub
- Turbiini business incubator
- Metropolia Game Studio
- Metropolian RDI Services
- Design and implementation services Valovirta
What is XR?
- XR means Extended Reality, an umbrella term for technologies that create, augment and merge digital elements with physical space. They are also known as immersive technologies.
- XR consists of VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality) and MR (Mixed Reality).
tiina.vuorio [at] metropolia.fi
XR Curator, Startup ecosystem
santeri.suominen [at] metropolia.fi
Technology expert, R&D projects
santeri.saarinen [at] metropolia.fi
janina.rannikko [at] metropolia.fi
Startup expert, facilities
hannes.jesar [at] metropolia.fi
Producer, Events & Comms
sami.lehtinen [at] metropolia.fi
Social Media & Comms
meeri.lehto [at] metropolia.fi