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Experience the Finnish XR in VR Pavilion Finland inside virtual reality

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Welcome to experience the Finnish XR in VR Pavilion Finland

Match XR 2020 is an experimental immersive technology conference and get-together happening in virtual reality on 25th of November in AltspaceVR.

At Match XR 2020 you will have have an opportunity not only to hear about, but to experience the current state of Finnish XR industry. The event is full of interesting speeches, panel discussions and presentations.

Between the performances guests have time to experience the new venue – VR Pavilion Finland. With the portals of AltspaceVR, you get to visit unique virtual worlds created by our partners.


Good Morning from Helsinki - live Zoom broadcast:

  • 09:00 am – Opening words – Jan Vapaavuori, Mayor of Helsinki
  • 09:15 am – Panel discussion – Industry experts discuss the Finnish AR/VR scene, startup ecosystem and the impact of 5G development.
    • Urho Konttori (Varjo)
    • Olli Sinerma (Business Finland)
    • Jussi Havu (Glue Collaboration)
    • Laura Olin (Zoan)
    • Facilitator: Christina Forsgård (Netprofile)

Presentations by innovative Finnish XR companies, artists and scientists – hear what they have created and chat with them face-to-face after presentations in AltspaceVR, or observe the show through our Youtube stream.

  • 10:00 am – XR Perceptual Research – Jukka Häkkinen, University of Helsinki
  • 10:30 am – How to Utilize XR in Communication Situations – Jaakko Mattila, Stereoscape
  • 11:00 am – Lyfta: Impactful Immersive Storytelling in Education – Meri Miettinen & Sami Jahnukainen, Lyfta Oy
  • 11:30 am – Why I’m Excited About XR – Petri Rajahalme, Nordic XR Startups
  • 12:00 pm – Next Generation Learning – How to Tackle COVID-19 – Mika Luimula, Turku University of Applied Sciences
  • 12:30 pm – VRifier Co-created – Aleksis Karme, Teatime Research Ltd.
  • 01:00 pm – Photorealistic Mixed Reality – Urho Konttori, Varjo
  • 01:30 pm – Narrative and Storytelling – Content with Live Actors – Oleg Nikolaenko, AXiiO VR Studio
  • 02:00 pm – Virtual Acoustics in 6-Degrees-of-Freedom – Sebastian Schlecht, Aalto University
  • 02:30 pm – MR as a Disruptor in Drones Industry – Hannu Lesonen, Anarky Labs
  • 03:00 pm – Opera Beyond – Immersive Technology in Performing Arts – Annastina Haapasaari, Finnish National Opera and Ballet
  • 03:30 pm – Avatar Embodiment & Full Body Tracking – Tuukka Takala, Waseda University
  • 04:00 pm – Scale Up Innovation with Yle – Jari Lahti, Yle – Broadcasting Company
  • 04:30 pm – Entering the Holodeck – Emmi Jouslehto, Arilyn
  • 05:00 pm – How to Deploy Augmented Reality Interfaces in the Industry – Peter Antoniac, Augumenta
  • 05:30 pm – Making Volumetric Holograms Accessible for Everyone – Victor Pardinho, Sense of Space

Experience VR Pavilion Finland main event area, partner worlds and meet & greet our partners, speakers and event guests.

See detailed program here:


  1. First register via Eventbrite
  2. After registering choose how you want to attend the event:

Detailed instructions on our website:


We would love to hear your thoughts before, during and after the Match XR 2020 event. Follow us on

@MatchXR2020 and remember to use the official hashtags:

#MatchXR2020 and #VRpavilionFinland


Match XR 2020 is created in close partnership with representatives of the Finnish XR industry. At Match XR 2020 you can enjoy our dear partners’ XR insights in presentations, hear what they have created and chat with them face-to-face afterwards. Many of our partners have also created their very own virtual worlds, which are open for visitors during the event.

  • 360Mediatalo
  • Aalto University
  • Anarky Labs
  • Animaatiokilta
  • Arilyn
  • Augumenta
  • AXiiO Oy
  • CTRL Reality
  • Finnish Design Academy
  • Finnish National Opera and Ballet
  • Glue Collaboration
  • Lyfta Oy
  • MeKiwi
  • Nordic XR Startups
  • Pohjoisen Keski-Suomen Ammattiopisto
  • Sense of Space
  • Stereoscape Oy
  • Teatime Research Ltd.
  • Turku University of Applied Sciences
  • Varjo
  • Virtual Dawn
  • XRCube
  • XR Design Degree (Metropolia UAS)
  • Yle

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