Linking Finnish education expertise with international partners

We promote and support Finnish education exporters and match their offering with international customers. Our members represent the best of Finland from all aspects of education. We offer products, service and solutions to all levels of education from early childhood education and care to higher education and professional development.

Our members are first-class private companies, vocational institutions and higher education establishments. Their expertise covers educational and learning products – technologies, programs, applications, digital learning suites and software, educational content and materials; services such as teacher training, pedagogical and vocational programmes, and multi-functional solutions in the physical and digital learning environments.

Education Finland is funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture and coordinated by the Finnish National Agency for Education. The programme also works closely with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

What Education Finland offers its members

We provide market research, insights and information to create opportunities and to identify potential clients for our member companies. There’s strength in numbers, and we believe we can gain more influence together as groups of companies, as opposed to acting individually. The same applies to reducing export barriers. Profiting from Finland's global network, we are able to identify business leads and opportunities, evaluating the most promising markets for our member organizations, and the most favourable point in time to enter those markets. This minimizes the risks for members and partners.

We prepare Finnish companies for that all-important step to go international; vetting and refining business ideas before they are put to the real market test, honing and enhancing competences in pitching, and generally developing international business skills. We act as sparring partners and coaches for our member companies, fine-tuning their product offering.

Partnering – matching potential customers and member companies

We facilitate networking and cooperation, providing contacts with decision makers and influencers. This can be at the events we host, exhibiting under the Team Finland umbrella at major international fairs, or as part of delegations abroad, ideal for meeting the key individuals in client companies or markets.

We increase the visibility of our member companies by providing marketing and media channels and opportunities through our global network. Our aim is to increase the brand awareness of Finnish expertise and excellence in education.

We aim to build the brand of Finnishness and that of the Finnish education sector companies, invoking interest in Finnish capabilities, expertise and the Finnish education system also among foreign investors.

Background on Education Finland

Finland’s exceptional results in education made its educational concept and image famous worldwide. This gave rise to a global market opportunity in the field of education and learning, and it was identified as one of the Finnish government’s key export programs. In the latter half of 2015, Education Finland (originally named Future Learning Finland) was picked as a growth program supported by the government, with a clear objective and focus on creating opportunities and opening doors for the export of Finnish education services. It is managed by Finnish National Agency for Education and works within the Team Finland network