EdTech company, join us and kick-start your development activities! We enable the development and testing of smart innovations in Helsinki’s primary schools, upper secondary schools, and other learning environments.

Helsinki’s Learning Environments as a Test Platform

Finland is known for its world-class education. We have highly competent teachers who have the best knowledge of the everyday practicalities of teaching. Helsinki assists innovative EdTech companies by providing the possibility to incorporate the teachers’ vast potential into companies’ product development processes. As a city, we facilitate the cooperation of companies and schools in a whole new way.

We offer companies operating models that provide an easy and hassle-free way to start testing activities. Experiments can be related to educational technologies, but we also facilitate other than purely technology-focused, innovative experimentation. Read more about our recent activities from the News section below.

What do the test platform activities offer to EdTech companies?

We warmly welcome companies of different sizes and in different stages of the development process to participate in the testbed activities. We particularly encourage companies that provide novelty value or valuable information for the development of teaching and learning to join. We also offer the opportunity to test the suitability of products or services in the education sector – even in cases where the company has not previously operated in the area of education. Upon completion of the tests, all companies receive a reference, which can be utilised as part of the company’s own marketing activities. Cooperation with the teachers of Helsinki also offers credibility for the product internationally.

To whom are the solutions developed for?

The target groups for the pilots vary from learners, teachers, other school staff, staff from other sites, custodians of students, and city specialists. 

Photo: Jussi Hellsten

Different tests according to company needs

We have developed different models for implementing testing activities. Many of our testbed activities are carried out as a part of the “Resourceful Sharing: Innovative and co-usable learning environments (JAVIST)” project, which is co-funded by the European Union. Click on the titles below to learn more about our different models. 

We warmly welcome companies to cooperate with us!


Want to hear more?

  • Marjo Kenttälä

  • Project Manager
    Resourceful Sharing: Innovative and co-usable learning environments
    City of Helsinki
    Business Helsinki, Innovation services