Helsinki XR Center
Helsinki XR Center, the home of Extended Realities, is an incubator for talent, a cultural hub for co-creation and learning for all XR artists, entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, students and enthusiasts in the field of virtual and augmented reality.
Helsinki XR Center opened its doors in early 2019, and after that, we have had the honour to collaborate with over a hundred organizations, offer working space, equipment and mentoring to over 30 developer hub teams, have over 3000 visits to our premises, including HXRC Showroom, and produce dozens of XR events.
During the years, HXRC has become the largest innovation, development and startup center in the Nordics dedicated to virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) technologies.
Our mission is to continue the ambassador work in the field of Finnish XR.
Helsinki XR Center is located in Arabia, Helsinki, as a part of the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences’ Creative Campus.
The center is operated by Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. It works in close cooperation with Finnish Virtual Reality Association FIVR, and the center’s collaboration partners include Yle (Finnish Broadcasting Company), the City of Helsinki, and the Uusimaa Regional Council.
Helsinki XR Center is a participant member of the Metaverse Standards Forum community, board member of the XR4Europe network, and part of the FAIR – Finnish AI Region, which is one of the hubs of European Digital Innovation Hubs Network (EDIH).