Co-creation

We provide EdTech companies with great opportunities for co-creating solutions with the best teachers and learners in the world.

  • Testbed Helsinki for innovation competitions and co-creation various stages of product development
  • Premium showcase space for test driving novel EdTech solutions
  • Academic collaboration with leading universities on education and learning technologies

Co-creation of education technology solutions

Co-creation provides companies with the opportunity to develop their products and services with the end-users. For EdTech solutions, co-creation allows for products and services be refined to better respond to the needs of the education sector and the everyday operation of educational institutions. It also enables cities to procure higher quality and pedagogically more effective learning environment solutions in the future.

Teachers and learners play a key role in this type of co-creation. Having a front-row seat, they are best equipped to see what is possible with new technologies and can influence how products in the sector are developed. Teachers gain expertise in educational technologies, product development and collaboration with companies. They can also provide inspiring learning projects for their learners. Co-creation also offers learners a unique opportunity to participate in companies’ product development processes and thus familiarise themselves with the everyday operations of companies.

Companies’ understanding of the school environment increases their product development expertise with co-development. A successful experiment also provides a valuable user reference. We encourage and support companies to collaborate with research actors for bringing over promising research results into a company’s product development.

Thanks to our agile model, co-creation of EdTech solutions can be carried out at various phases of product development, including ideation of new solutions. Helsinki Education Hub offers the following possibilities.

Testbed Helsinki

Co-creation and testing activities are conducted in Helsinki schools and other learning environments as a part of Testbed Helsinki operations, including innovation competitions. For more information, please visit their website or contact Anna Rantapero-Laine, anna.rantapero-laine@hel.fi and Marjo Kenttälä, marjo.kenttala@hel.fi

Premium showcase space

Test-driving of novel EdTech solutions can be carried out at the Helsinki Education Hub. We have a modern, multi-functional showcase space for this purpose. We regularly present the latest collections of novel EdTech solutions under various themes at the Helsinki Education Hub. For more information, please contact: Ulla Hemminki-Reijonen, ulla.hemminki-reijonen@hel.fi

Academic collaboration

We actively collaborate with leading universities in Finland and across the globe in the field of EdTech on research projects, technology pilots, thesis works, student projects, and various events and activities. We support universities’ collaborations with EdTech companies and the City of Helsinki´s schools. In addition, we promote the growth and development of education export activities together with actors in the field.

For more information, please contact: Anna Rantapero-Laine, anna.rantapero-laine@hel.fi