Metaverse in action (MIA) programs meet IPR and standardization, Helsinki

Welcome to network with the ecosystem, kick-off, join the five Metaverse In Action (MIA) programs of the Finnish Metaverse Initiative, and learn about the role of IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) and standardization in immersive virtual worlds.

Time: 20 May 2024,  9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Place: Team Finland House, Porkkalankatu 1, Helsinki

Finnish Metaverse Ecosystem Main Event Spring 2024 – Metaverse In Action x IPRs and Standardization in Metaverse event will have keynote presentations by some of the top experts in the industry, such as Timmy Ghiurau, Innovation Lead from Volvo Cars and Michael Barngrover, Managing Director from XR4Europe and Antonio Juliá López-Barrantes, Technical Director – Immersive Technologies @ CTO Office from T-Systems International (Deutsche Telekom subsidiary).


9:00 Doors opening, morning coffee

9:30 Event begins

9:30 Welcome and agenda, the organizers

9:35 Introduction to intellectual property, Patentti- ja rekisterihallitus (Finnish Patent and Registration Office), Olli Ilmarinen, PRH & Jani Joenniemi, PRH/EUIPO

9:50 EU IPO: Metaverse in the EU

10:20 Significance of standardization and Nokia’s approach to IPRs and standardization in the context of Metaverse, Nokia, Ville-Veikko Mattila, Nokia

10:40 Digital Twin Standardization Jarkko Pellikka, Nokia; Jukka Alve, Sesko Ry

11:00 Company presentations on IPRs and standardization (TBD)

11:50 Lunch, demos and project proposals: Demonstrations and one-pagers on consortium project proposals exhibited outside of the auditorium

13:00 Business Finland’s Immersive Digital Life mission: Plans and coming activities, Sanni Siltanen, Immersive Digital Life mission lead

13:15 Keynotes:

  • Michael Barngrover, Managing Director, XR4Europe
  • Timmy Giurau, Innovation Lead, Virtual Experiences and XR at Innovation Arena, Volvo Cars
  • Antonio Juliá López-Barrantes, Technical Director – Immersive Technologies @ CTO Office, T-Systems International (Deutsche Telekom subsidiary)

14:15 MIA Program Overview, Jani Vallirinne

  • Action plans: Strategic priorities and next steps
  • Prominent new members?

14:30 Coffee break

15:00 MIA workshops: How to implement TOP3 high priority actions for each MIA

  • Each MIA has identified the priorities
  • Actions may include co-innovations, ecosystem development, European collaboration, sales and marketing, Invest In Finland activities etc.

15:45 MIA Workshop Wrap-up

16:00 Free mingling and refreshments

This event is sponsored by Nokia Oyj and the Finnish Patent and Registration Office.


Contact person

Jani Jokitalo
Account Manager, Business Finland

Source: Business Finland