June 20, 2016

Today we finally got to have a meeting with the bank in HK to open our business account, because banks in HK insist on meeting Directors in person, and have them sign in person, Pasi had to make the trip from Helsinki, long way to meet a bank !! We had to book the meet...

May 22, 2016

Spending time at the Vertical accelerator offices is a great way to see what is new and trending in the startup health care sector in Finland, in Vertical terms, health care means health and happiness ideas. There are a number of progressive companies with great ideas...

May 18, 2016

Giving overview of the general market place in China and SE Asia to some of the startup teams presently involved in the xEdu accelerator on the Helsinki university campus. Lots of great ideas and solutions being polished by the teams now almost at the end of their prog...

April 22, 2016

Hong Kong gets a lot of bad press about kids not following a creative path at any point in their education, for the most part this is true. But for the last 25 years "Creative Kids" has been providing the environment and the opportunity for kids to spark up their imagi...

March 17, 2016

As part of our drive in Polkuni to bring the best of Finnish education to Asia, I met resently with senior officials from Espoo city, Sampo Suiko (Deputy Mayor of Education and Cuntural Services), and Dr.Kristiina Erkkila, (Director of Development, Education and Cultur...

March 14, 2016

 We had a great insight the other day from Professor Kristiina Kumpulainen about the research findings and theory behind the Playful Learning Center created inside Helsinki University.

Colours and shapes are a key element to supporting the leaning that takes place, so t...

March 5, 2016

I have been privileded to meet with some of the top edutech start-ups here in Finalnd, through the team at xEdu, Finlands first edutech only accelerator, based at the university of Helsinki. The last few days have been great working with the teams inside the accelerato...

March 3, 2016

I was privaliged today to have a two hour lecture for Professor Esa Saarinen, the famous Finnish philosopher who is professor of applied philosophy at Aalto University and co-director of the Systems Intelligence Research Group. It was a great two hours with lots of ins...

March 2, 2016

Another interesting day, working with xEdu start-ups, this time inside a real school, working with all the start-up teams to look at all the aspect that are needed to build a great team. One key element is the ability to also co-create with the users of the product, so...

March 1, 2016

Visit to the Playful Learning Center inside Helisinki university, which is effectively a live Kindergarten inside the university campus. Great research done here on how children learn through play. Not only how they learn, but also where they learn, so the importance o...

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