Finnish startups are attending the GESS education event in Dubai. Finland is the leading country in basic education and now Finnish startups are aiming at revolutionizing learning around the world. Their products are designed to bring gamification and fun into learning while using latest technologies and pedagogical research. Five companies are displaying their products in Dubai at the GESS event March 14-16th 2017. GESS is the largest educational event in the Middle East bringing together over 15 000 visitors and some 550 companies.
Four Finnish companies have also made it to the final round of the GESS Education Awards. The prestigious awards are annually handed to companies and organizations that have created innovative products in the educational field. Winners will be announced on the last day of the event, Wednesday this week.
–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.io, a Finnish education gamification company.
Event goers will also get to experience gamified learning first hand as Seppo.io turns the GESS area into a mobile game board. Event attendees will use their mobile devices to solve tasks and puzzles Best players have the chance to win a luxury holiday in Lapland, northern Finland and the companies’ products.
Seppo.io has been paving the way for others as it signed a contract with GEMS in Dubai last November. GEMS Education is the largest global private school company with 90 schools with 300,000 students in 14 countries. The Gulfpoint, an organization operating in Arabic and English, is helping Finnish companies enter the Middle Eastern market.
Finnish startups at the GESS Dubai event: