The goal of the project is to develop an innovative game industry centre in Kymenlaakso and Southern Savonia, which binds the South-Eastern Finland Universitys and the stakeholders’ game industry knowledge from Kotka, Kouvola and Mikkeli.
Through the Xamk Game Studios facilities, which will be formed on the three campuses, the goal is to develop national and international expertise in the gaming industry by colliding the gaming students with local entrepreneurs and other service sector organizations. The core of Xamk Game Studios’ operations is closely linked to the following degree programs: Game Design Kouvola, Game Programming Kotka and Information Technology Mikkeli. In addition, the project measures will also integrate students from other fields such as service design, social work, community pedagogy, logistics and marine technology, business and well-being into multidisciplinary student teams. By colliding the students from various fields of the University with RDI experts and entrepreneurs, new and innovative business and research activities will be created in the region which will open up new jobs, new businesses and new companies in the area. The aim is to make Kymenlaakso a national and international brand in the gaming industry through innovation incubators, which will attract game industry experts into the region.
Work packages for the Xamk Game Studios project in brief
- Xamk Game Studios Co-innovation Workspaces – space and hardware solutions that strengthen interoperability
- Conception of game education and gamification RDI as Xamk Game Studios -concept
- Experimental development and commercialization of Xamk Game Studios products and services in a corporate interface
- Strengthening international educational and RDI partnerships for gamification
Work package 5 implements the project’s measures for Southern Savonia. The measures of the work package will be combined with work packages 1-4 so that the corresponding measures of Southern Savonia will be implemented in measures 5.1 to 5.4 of work package 5.
The project also includes an investment section.