Main funder

Funder's project number: A77032

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 4 900,00

Funding program

Project timetable

Project start date: 01/05/2021

Project end date: 30/04/2023


This investment project is related to KEXRI - The Central Finland XR Innovation Ecosystem.
KEXRI - Central Finland XR Innovation Ecosystem joins local business, R&D, and education organisations to seek sustainable solutions and create business opportunities and education innovations. The XR innovation ecosystem will be co-created during the project on both physical and virtual dimensions. The results of the project are as follows:
XR network of expertise to share knowledge, construct joint expertise, co-innovate, facilitate collaboration and make encounters happen.
Virtual environment for the Innovation ecosystem; a platform for the centre of expertise and an operating environment for business, development and education.
Development and training to support activities in XR environments; and availability of XR-related services through virtual reality (education and research services, employment and entrepreneurial services, XR hubs).
Information and knowledge on XR, its applications and competence needs of companies and other actors in the area, to create a vision guiding the development and use of XR technologies in the future.
New policies, models and competences to improve the performance of local XR-experts (XR reality service design and facilitation, training concepts and models of learning, XR events, XR Guidebook for organisations.
Benefits for the regional actors include improved performance and new business opportunities; and stronger collaboration for business, education and third sector. New domain of expertise will be created in the province and the new sector will create employment and entrepreneurial opportunities, the virtual operating environment allows for a global customer base. The partnerships between research, education and innovation actors will improve the accumulation of knowledge and capabilities and, thus, the increase of research and innovation capacity. Through its networks, the network of expertise may become an internationally significant, pioneering innovation ecosystem. It will contribute, in line with sustainable development, to continuity in the emergence of new innovations; identifying training needs and responding to them. Finally, operations in the XR environment will reduce the impact of travel. The declining need for mobility also results in a halt to site-dependent activities and the polarisation of regions.

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