Xamk Proto Studio creates an environment for students to develop their own game ideas, digital products and services to published products.

The focus of Xamk Proto Studio’s activities is on services related to the development of students’ game ideas, digital products and services. Alongside the workshop model known at Xamk, Xamk Proto Studio wants to bring a sustainable solution to support students’ product / service / company concepts, in which company representatives and alumni also participate in development projects in the role of sparrer and mentor.

Actions:

Xamk Proto Studio supports students in developing and commercializing their own gaming/digital products. ProtoStudio actively searches for game ideas or ideas developed by students in digital services. Game Jam, Design Jam and Hackathon events can also be arranged to support the start-up phase of student projects.

Support the progress of students’ projects with development money. Often, the promotion of students’ ideas is caught up in small factors, such as marketing costs or the cost of publishing the game. Proto Studio acts as an instrument through which you can apply for support for the cost of games in the student release phase.

Bringing Proto Studio projects close to the business interface. To ensure the success of the project, the processes are strongly designed using virtual tools.

Results:

Creating a platform for developing student prototypes and finding new development blanks.

The publication / progress of students’ projects is also supported with development funding, which can be applied for to cover publication costs.

At Proto Studio, students receive support and guidance for the successful implementation of projects, and entrepreneurial skills and working life skills are developed. Carrying out development projects strengthens students’ own entrepreneurial skills and enables the identification of potential new business ideas and the referral of students to XAMK’s entrepreneurial community services.

During the year 2021, 10-15 will be implemented in Proto Studio, of which 2 – 5 will be directed forward, e.g. acceleration programs. All projects emphasize collaboration with sparrers & mentors.

More info

Jani Ruotsalainen

Project Manager

Digital Economy

jani.ruotsalainen@xamk.fi

Facts

Xamk Proto Studio

01.01.2021 - 31.12.2021

Implementers

Administrator: Kaakkois-Suomen ammattikorkeakoulu, Xamk

Fields of expertise: Digitaalinen talous

Budget

Total budget: 63 200 €

XAMK part of the total budget: 13 200 €

Financiers and main source of funding: Otsakorven säätiö