Game Hub Scandinavia

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Why Game Hub?

The gaming industry is currently experiencing impressive growth rates and this positive trend seems to be on-going. Scandinavia is one of the world leaders when it comes to innovative products within the field. In Game Hub Scandinavia, we wish to make the gaming industry a primary source of income for the Scandinavian countries: Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Our goal is to generate 100 new companies and 400 new jobs in the Scandinavian countries through incubation of new businesses, gamification and knowledge sharing.

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Swedish game ‘Passpartout’ lands on its feet in Asian markets

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Recent game releases: September edition

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Want to keep up with the companies in our four game incubators? Each month, we'll highlight some of the most recent game releases. In the September edition, you can check out the third chapter of [...]

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Highlights from Game Scope 2017

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FunKoN17 – nasjonal konferanse om utdanning og teknologi

November 22 @ 12:00 pm - November 23 @ 1:00 pm

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Incubation

Game Hub Denmark

Together, Viden Djurs and Dania Erhvervsakademi operate the Game Hub Denmark incubator, which is located in Grenaa, Denmark; a city that has become a centre of entrepreneurship and game development.

Game Hub Denmark is a newly founded brand that encompasses the pre-existing collaboration between Viden Djurs and Erhvervsakademi Dania and their focus on education, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Game Hub Denmark is an environment for graduates wanting to start their own company. The start-ups in Game Hub Denmark are graduates from either Viden Djurs Game College, Viden Djurs 3D College or Erhvervsakademi Dania’s Dania Games – or both institutions. Those who have no connection to either institution can obtain admission on approval by the mentors of the incubator.

Game Hub Denmark has helped more than 15 companies and 50 students and graduates get started since 2011.

The Game Incubator

The Game Incubator is operated by Gothia Innovation AB and positioned in Skövde, Sweden (since 2004) and Gothenburg (since 2015). The goal is to create global companies with local jobs. The Game Incubator is a national node and internationally recognized as a successful environment with proven methods and processes to start and develop game companies.

50+ companies have been helped by The Game Incubator. These include Coffee Stain Studios, Stunlock Studios and Pieces Interactive.

60+ games have been released by companies in The Game Incubator, ranging from the Goat Simulator to Magicka 2 and Dead Island: Epidemic.

Arsenalet Game Incubator

Arsenalet Game Incubation is a newly established project operated by The Animation Workshop/VIA University College and housed by the creative working space called Arsenalet in Viborg, Denmark.

Arsenalet Game Incubation runs in periods of nine months where each group or individual gets a chance to create the much-needed focus that can help kick-start his or her company.  It is open to everyone but the group or individual that applies must aim for the goal of generating their main income from the games industry.

Whether the project is a board game, digital game, outsourcing of animation and 3D assets or concept art is up for the applicant to decide.

Gamification Lab

One of the main activities of Game Hub Scandinavia is the mobile laboratory Gamification Lab. The laboratory will be operating throughout the regions of Denmark, Sweden and Norway as well as in collaborations across the countries borders.

Gamification is the art of implementing game elements into non-game contexts. With the Gamification Lab, the aim is to create a meeting point from which gamification collaborations can be established between game businesses and other industries.

Of relevant industries it is worth mentioning health, culture and refuse disposal. The Gamification Lab is a mobile laboratory to be used on-site at the location of involved businesses and is based in Aalborg, Denmark. By working on-site, the laboratory becomes a place where businesses, outside of the game industry, can meet and pair up with game developers.

Research

Facts and funding

Game Hub Scandinavia is funded by the EU regional development fund Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak under their priority area called “Employment.” Game Hub Scandinavia is a continuation of the knowledge gained in our previous successful project, similarly called Scandinavian Game Developers. The previous project won an EU RegioStar Award in 2015 for its innovative approach.

Running Period: 1 of August, 2015 to 31 of July, 2018
Budget: 3,939,282 €
Granted funds: 1,816,486 €
Norwegian funds: 634 034 NOK
Central Denmark Region funds: 5,500,000 DKK
Lead partner: Viden Djurs

Partners

Folkeuniversitetet Dania Erhvervsakademi Business Aalborg Viden Djurs
Gothia Innovation A/B Fleksibel Utdanning Norge The Animation Workshop University of Skövde

Get in touch

Lead Partner
Viden Djurs
Tove Ingerslev
+45 23 29 09 11
ti@videndjurs.dk

Communication Manager
The Animation Workshop
Nathalia Hentze Nielsen
+45 87 55 49 10
nahn@via.dk

The Game Incubator
Per-Arne Lundberg
+46 705 660 555
per-arne.lundberg@gsp.se

Game Hub Denmark: Game Incubation
Mikkel Fledelius Jensen
+45 26 81 51 33
mfj@eadania.dk

Arsenalet Game Incubator
Adonis Flokiou
+45 81 71 70 98
adonis@arsenalet.dk

Gamification Lab
Thomas Lykke Larsen
+45 20 95 06 64
thla@aalborg.dk

Research Lead
Per Backlund
+46 734 383 559
per.backlund@his.se

Norwegian Partner
Ebba Køber
+47 90 02 54 61
kober@fleksibelutdanning.no