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Finland in XR: the Finnish metaverse strategy, MatchXR, Slush, and more!

The Ghost Howls

My trip to Finland is coming to an end, and I’m leaving this country with a bit of sadness because I had a very good week here. The identified values on top of which Finland would like to build the metaverse.

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Let’s meet at MatchXR in Helsinki!

The Ghost Howls

I’m pretty excited to tell you that I’m flying to Helsinki, Finland to attend MatchXR! The only thing that puzzles me about this awesome opportunity is that I think that there is some kind of sadism in organizing an event in Finland at the end of November. I mean, worse than Finland, I guess there is only the North Pole.

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Finland's Prime Minister Very Sorry for Going Clubbing Until 4am After Covid-19 Exposure

GizModo VR

The prime minister of Finland has apologized for missing a text notification instructing her to isolate after a potential coronavirus exposure and instead went clubbing until 4:00 a.m., the BBC reported on Wednesday. Read more.

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Cooperation of Deep Tech SMEs and Global Giants Drive Opportunities in the Metaverse


In Finland, the opportunities for cooperation between deep tech SMEs and large corporations have been proactively created by both the XR companies themselves and by private and public accelerators. Finland at the Forefront of the Metaverse. LaValle, who was also an early founder and head scientist of Oculus VR.

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New Partnerships and Products From Waveguide Manufacturer Dispelix


The company’s headquarters are in Finland where Photonics Finland recently named Dispelix “Company of the Year.”. Finland has a very strong optics university. … That’s where a lot of strength in the optics industry in Finland comes from,” said Harju. “To

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Varjo Cuts Price of High-end Aero PC VR Headset by 50%

Road to VR

Varjo, the Finland-based creator of high-end XR headsets, announced their businesses and prosumer-focused SteamVR headset Aero is now permanently 50% off its original $2,000 price tag.

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Meta Quest 2 & Quest Pro VR Headsets Get Price Cuts


Beginning March 5th, 2023, the 256GB Quest 2 will be available for $429.99 (previously $499.99) in the US, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the UK.