Helsinki XR Center - the gateway to Finnish VR and AR

Women with turquoise shirt on an VR headset

Helsinki XR Center (HXRC) opens its doors early 2019 at Metropolia Culture Campus.

XR Center will be an incubator for talent, an inspiring cultural hub of co-creation and learning for artists, entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, students and enthusiasts. The aim is to create an XR hub, where students and other operators can come together with XR experts, collaborators, companies and visitors.

Helsinki XR Center is operated by Metropolia UAS together with Finnish Virtual Reality Association FIVR. The Center is powered by the City of Helsinki and Business Finland.

Facilities and actors

You will find us in Helsinki Arabia next to Metropolia University of Applied Sciences culture campus. Facilities located on the 4th floor 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.

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).