3.10. klo 8.3016.00
Maikkulan kartano, Maikkulanrinne 21, 90240 Oulu

The Finnish Metaverse Initiative is thrilled to present Metaverse 0.2: Powered by AI. Join us for a day filled with innovation, inspiration, and networking.

Leading (Veturi) companies, together with SMEs from Finland, will take the stage to share their ambitious visions for the future, digitalization and the Metaverse. From immersive virtual worlds to augmented reality applications, we will demonstrate how AI is driving the next wave of digital transformation.

Prepare to be amazed by cutting-edge demos from Finnish and international innovators. Whether it’s lifelike avatars, interactive digital twin of an excavator, or the latest advances in eXtended Reality, you’ll witness the forefront of Metaverse technology.

In this event, you get to meet industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and the brightest minds in the Metaverse ecosystem. Exchange ideas, forge partnerships, and explore collaboration opportunities.

Metaverse 0.2 isn’t just about ideas; it’s about action. We’re committed to foster export opportunities for you. This event could be the catalyst for your next global venture.

Event Details:

Venue: Maikkulan kartano
Date: October 3rd
Organized by: BusinessOulu, University of Oulu, VTT, OAMK, and Business Finland.


8:30 Doors open

9:00 Jani Vallirinne opens the event

9:30 Keynote I Steven LaValle

10:00 Veturi programs

12:00 Lunch (Self-funded) and demos

13:00 Finnish companies pitch

14:00 Keynote II


Steven LaValle

Steven M. LaValle is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, in Particular Robotics and Virtual Reality, at the University of Oulu, Finland. Since 2001, he has been a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois. He has also held positions at Stanford University and Iowa State University. His research interests include robotics, virtual reality, sensor fusion, planning algorithms, computational geometry, and control theory. In research, he is mostly known for his introduction of the Rapidly exploring Random Tree (RRT) algorithm, which is widely used in robotics and other engineering fields. He also authored the books Planning Algorithms, Sensing and Filtering, and Virtual Reality. He currently leads the ERC AdG project, “Foundations of Perception Engineering”.

With regard to industry, he was an early founder and chief scientist of Oculus VR, acquired by Facebook for $3 billion in 2014, where he developed patented tracking technology for consumer virtual reality and led a team of perceptual psychologists to provide principled approaches to virtual reality system calibration, health and safety, and the design of comfortable user experiences. From 2016 to 2017, he was a Vice President and Chief Scientist of VR/AR/MR at Huawei Technologies, where he was a leader in mobile product development on a global scale. He has served as an angel investor or adviser to many successful technology startups over the past decade.

The registration is now OPEN!

Advance registration is required for the event. The event is free for everyone.