Finnish Virtual Reality Association
Purpose and mission
The purpose of the Finnish Virtual Reality Association (FIVR) is to advance virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) development and related activities in Finland. The association is for professionals and hobbyists of virtual reality. Our aim is to make Finland the best place in Europe to develop VR and AR.
Together with the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE), Eläke Varma, Turku GameHub Hive and Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation, we have created the FIVR Hub hackerspaces for VR and AR projects. The FIVR Hubs offer free shared space equipped with powerful PCs, HTC Vives, Oculus Rifts, green screen room and motion capture suit. We are acquiring more hardware as it becomes available.
Virtual reality is gaining momentum on all sectors and the co-operation project between Demos Helsinki and FIVR has been made to boost this movement. The European Union funded project combines small startups with larger corporations to develop VR prototype projects.
Survey of Finnish VR/AR Scene
In late november 2017 we will be announcing the Tekes funded survey of the Finnish VR/AR scene. Statistics, companies and all the players involved in the scene. This far we have been in contact with 96 different companies in Finland working on this sector. The research will be available in PDF and print.
Join the association
Joining the FIVR association is free of charge. We will keep you up to date on the platform development and tell when there are meetups and large scale events that we help to organize. You also gain access to the Finnish developer’s slack channel. Applying for the membership is required for the FIVR hub application.Membership form
Apply for a hub
The hubs offer a free work space and equipment for work groups and companies in their early phase of development who work in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality or Mixed Reality projects. Using the space and its equipment does not cost anything, bind the team in anyway and all the work and rights to it stay within the developing team.Apply for hub space