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Event information


Match XR is an annual Slush pre-event focusing on extended reality (XR), Web3, gaming, and everything in between and beyond.


16 November 2022 — from 4 PM to 8 PM


Arabia Creative Campus,
Hämeentie 135 D,
00560 Helsinki,

Contact information:

Moona Paarto

Event Producer


Tiina Vuorio

Project Manager, Partnerships


Meeri Lehto

Marketing Producer, Social Media


What is Match XR?

Match XR is an annual Slush pre-event focusing on extended reality (XR), Web3, gaming and everything in between and beyond. The mission of the event is to create an overview of the current Nordic XR & emerging tech scene, uplift these companies, and, first and foremost, bring fresh start-ups, industry veterans, investors, students and other tech enthusiasts together.

This year Match XR is happening for the sixth time in a row – and based on the previous years, we are expecting up to 50 exhibitors in the Expo Area, and 800 attendees from around the world.

Match XR gives Nordic XR & emerging tech companies a chance to shine and connect globally, and for international audiences, it offers an unique opportunity to meet and experience the professionals of the Nordic XR field.

Match XR is dedicated to …

  • Companies & organizations interested in XR and emerging technologies
  • Companies and startups looking for partners & contacts globally
  • Nordic XR, Web3 and gaming companies & industry experts
  • Investors
  • Academics
  • Students
  • … and you!

Behind the event: Helsinki XR Center

Match XR is organized by Helsinki XR Center (HXRC).

Helsinki XR Center is an incubator for talent, a cultural hub for co-creation and learning for all artists, entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, students and enthusiasts in the field of virtual and augmented reality.

HXRC supports Finnish XR startups by for example offering office space and equipment, mentoring and access to the Finnish XR community, as well as organizes various XR events for networking purposes,
carries out different kinds of RDI (research, development & innovation) projects with universities and other organizations. HXRC also offers various services, such as XR Workshops for companies and organisations, special facility renting, venue services and business coaching for early stage startups in Helsinki Arabia district.

The center is located in the beautiful Arabia district, as a part of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences‘ culture campus. HXRC is operated by Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, and powered by the City of Helsinki and Business Finland.

People trying out virtual reality solutions at Helsinki XR Center's showroom.
A presentation going on at Match XR 2021 event held at Helsinki XR Center.