Virtual and augmented reality are gaining momentum in arts, sciences and business. However, these technologies could be implemented even better in various businesses and operation models in both the public and private sectors. The goal of the Virtual Reality Hubs project is to strengthen the Finnish virtual and augmented reality business environment and bolster Finland’s position as global front-runners of immersive technology development.
In this project, Demos Helsinki collaborates with the Finnish Virtual Reality Association (FIVR) to create space for unique new business models, cooperation and partnerships between small and large businesses as well as boosts the overall quality and sustenance of the local VR and AR startup ecosystem.
Virtual Reality Hubs consists of several month-long mini-projects which unite micro and small VR/AR solution provider startups with medium and large client businesses. Every mini-project has its individual participants, goals and purposes, which are tailored according to the clients needs and wishes. The end result is a test case of immersive technology incorporated into a specific business need: A software prototype or content study for example. Find examples of the mini-projects below.
Virtual Reality Hubs is funded by European Social Fund (Euroopan Sosiaalirahasto), and facilitated and designed by FIVR and Demos Helsinki. It is part of the European Union Social Fund’s “Kestävää Kasvua ja työtä 2014–2020” -program.