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Finnish EdTech companies start first ever pilots in schools of Hong Kong

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Finnish EdTech companies start first ever pilots in schools of Hong Kong

xEdu acceleration program alumni companies are starting pilots with 24 schools in Hong Kong at the beginning of April with the support of HKEdCity platform. This is the first time ever that edtech products coming from the Nordics are trialled in schools of Hong Kong.

All of the companies Bomberbot, Mightifier and Seppo are from the first batch of xEdu startup accelerator. Their products focus on developing the students’ 21st century skills, namely problem-solving, innovation and creativity, social skills, teamwork, health and wellness and ICT skills. The same skills are in the heart of the new Finnish curriculum, introduced last fall.  

“What sets these products apart from any ordinary edtech solution, is the fact that there is a strong pedagogical background in all of them. The products have been granted the Kokoa Standard, which means they have undergone a rigorous evaluation by Finnish pedagogical experts and proven to promote the 21st century skills”, comments Stuart Patton, Chairman of the Hong Kong FinnCham Education Committee, and co-founder of Polkuni HK representing the best Finnish Edu-products.

In December 2016, xEdu, Polkuni HK and Hong Kong Education City signed a memorandum of understanding which opens up the possibility for the startups to pilot Finnish solutions in Hong Kong schools.


The pilots will go on for one year, and the impact is being assessed throughout the project.

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Seppo wins the GESS Education Award in Dubai

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Seppo wins the GESS Education Award in Dubai

xEdu Spring '16 program alumni Seppo, a learning game platform, wins the GESS Education Award in Dubai. The prestigious awards are annually handed to companies that have created innovative products in the educational field.

Seppo is tool that allows teachers to create a learning game in any physical environment, for example school yard, museum, city centre or shopping mall. It means getting students on their feet and moving while making learning a fun and motivating experience. Seppo was awarded the best Health and Fitness promoting innovation.

–I am very proud of the award, our whole team has worked extremely hard for it! There is currently a huge buzz in the EdTech field in Finland and Finnish startups have come up with some truly unique solutions to enhance traditional learning through technology, says Riku Alkio, the CEO of Seppo.

We are also happy that our partners from Kokoa Agency and Finnish EdTech team Claned Group also made it to the finals in their respective categories. 

It is noteworthy that graduates of xEdu Fall '16 program: EMMA.Math and Qridi also were representing Finnish EdTech scene and showcasing their products at the GESS event.

Picture credit: Twitter @Claned_

Picture credit: Twitter @Claned_

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