Rethinking Education with AI – Helsinki Meets Japan

Helsinki and Japan continue Designing Better Life together! 

Quality healthcare and education lie at the heart of a happy life. The effects of these fields on a person are immediate – potentially life-changing – so they deserve to be designed with care. 

Health and learning are things greatly appreciated by both Japan and Finland. The two countries also excel at ICT and R&D, two skills needed for finding modern solutions. For these reasons, the City of Helsinki invites Japanese companies and investors to join the city’s flourishing ecosystems and begin the exploration of new life-improving solutions together. 

Through these events, the City is presenting Finnish ecosystems, innovative solutions perfect for Japanese markets, and valuable business opportunities in Helsinki to Japanese companies. Join to learn the latest information, the benefits of doing business in Finland, and inspiring stories from various companies. Many Japanese companies and investors have already found trusted partners and valuable business in Helsinki – will you be joining them soon?

Rethinking Education with AI

7 December, 2021
17.00–18.30 (Japanese time), 10.00-11.30 EET

Finland has built a reputation as an education powerhouse and has a proven track-record as the home of world-class education. Our educational system is based on high-quality comprehensive education that is inclusive and universal.

To improve education and learning worldwide, we are keen to share our know-how. In this inspiring event, we will present some of our leading, research-based education technology companies utilizing AI in their solutions.

Our philosophy is simple: the nature of a child is to want to know new things, to be inquisitive, curious about the world around them, and to experiment with what they learn. Highly competent, dedicated and motivated teachers nurture natural curiosity and place it at the heart of education planning and curricula. The teachers are experts both in their subject areas and pedagogy, the art of teaching.

Finland is also adapting innovative new technologies in teaching and learning. Personalization of education and the changing roles of teachers and learners require smart and research-based solutions to be used in schools.

We believe this leads to an inspiring, yet efficient and productive, learning environment where students have real independence, an active role in what and how they learn, and genuinely hold a key to unlocking their own potential.


Opening remarks

Juhana Vartiainen, Mayor of Helsinki

Education in Finland as seen from Japan

Dr. Aya Watanabe, Associate Professor, Tsuda University, College of Liberal Arts, Department of International and Cultural Studies

Empowering language learning with robots

Curious Technologies – Johanna Hemminki, Founder and CEO

Future-proofing Education with Sustainable AI: Case Universities of Applied Sciences

HeadAI – Anu Passi-Rauste, Head of Growth

Where digital learning goes wrong and how to change it

Claned – Mariam Shodeinde, Chief Growth Officer

Making future AI makers

Code School Finland – Sirkku Tahvanainen, Head of Education and AI Education Specialist

Helsinki EdTech Ecosystem

Sonja Malin, Senior Business Advisor, Helsinki Partners & Miikka Neuvonen, Business Advisor, NewCo Helsinki

Closing words

Marja-Leena Rinkineva, Director of Economic Development, City of Helsinki

Organizers: Helsinki Education Hub, City of Helsinki, Health Incubator Helsinki & Health Capital Helsinki

Co-organizers: Business Finland

Partners: Embassy of Finland Tokyo, Finnish Institute in Japan, Fukuoka D.C.

More information and registrations.