FrostBit Software Lab operates under the Digital Solutions competence group together with the ICT engineering education at the Lapland UAS (Rovaniemi campus). The lab plays a pivotal role for the ICT engineering education as an R&D and learning environment where students can collaborate with the staff, study and have hands-on experience of ICT engineering.


The laboratory was established all the way back in 1999 as the first Finnish virtual reality programming laboratory, and it was funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The major R&D focus of FrostBit is on entertaining & educational games, simulations, extended reality, web & mobile computing and complex data systems.


We are leading and co-running different EU-funded projects, for instance, in forestry, mining industry, built environment, tourism, healthcare and mobility & transport. Besides projects funded by EU, we are also providing our R&D services to the local companies and businesses.

FrostBit is jointly collaborating with the degree programs at the Lapland UAS, Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Lapland and REDU vocational college. Lapland UAS has established partnerships with many companies and organizations and the lab is cooperating with digitalization with many regional, national and international partners.


Our diverse team consists of software engineers, visual artists specialized in 3D modelling, graphic design, UI and UX design, web developers, communication specialists and so many more.

We also have 5-10 students completing their internship, working in projects, gaining ECTS and completing graduate thesis. In addition, international students and exchange students are often part of our projects and working with us.

Heikki Konttaniemi

Manager, Digital Solutions

Pertti Rauhala

Coordinator, FrostBit Lab

Matias Hiltunen

Team Leader, FrostBit Web & Mobile

Toni Westerlund

Team Leader, FrostBit XR & Games

You can find project-specific contact information from the portfolio.