to Sep 19


It's not just an event.
It's a movement.


September 18 & 19 2018

Helsinki | Finland


We are not making just another event. Actually we want to - besides an event - build a community where ideas mix & match.

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to Jan 4

Xcited - The most exciting EdTech event. Ever.

Xcited - The most exciting EdTech event. Ever. Official Slush side-event 

Join the main EdTech event of Slush 2018

Excited about the future of education and learning?

Join hundreds of EdTech-heads who share your passion! Professionals, entrepreneurs, investors and pioneers from all around the world meet at XcitED. Are you one of them?

4 December 2018, Vanha Ylioppilastalo, Helsinki

Read for more and buy tickets:

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Worlddidac Offer@MENA Innovation
to Jul 31

Worlddidac Offer@MENA Innovation

Within the main conference arena, over 60 dedicated meeting tables will be set up for ministries of ICT, education, higher education, finance, science & technology, universities, colleges and consortium for private schools from Middle East and North African countries.

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PINO Networking & wrap-up
12:30 PM12:30

PINO Networking & wrap-up

Welcome to meet the PINO Network members, hear news about our target markets and enjoy the coffee in a good company!

Time Tuesday 5.6.2018 12.30 - 15.30

Place : EDULAB, OAMK, Kotkantie campus



12.30 Refreshments and networking
13.00 China! News, updates and opportunities
United Arab Emirates! News, updates and opportunities
Kazakshtan! News, updates and opportunities
13:40 India, UAE, Africa and CH! Päivi Korhonen - Project Development Group Europe
14:00 China! Lauri Tammi - Mingle Advisors
14:20 PINO Network Autumn activities and events
14.40 Member enquiry

- More coffee and networking-

Let us know if you are coming: use the Facebook event link or send a sms to +358 50 310 40 82 / Suvi


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8:30 AM08:30

Oppimisen uusi aika alkaa Oulussa 18.5.2018

Aika: 18.5.2018 klo 8.30-11.00

Paikka: Voimala 1889, Kasarmintie 1, Oulu

Tarjoamme mahdollisuuden päästä kehittämään yrityksesi tuotteita, palveluja tai ratkaisuja aidoissa oppimisympäristöissä yhteiskehittämisen keinoin. Tilaisuudessa kerrotaan yritysten mahdollisuuksista tehdä kokeiluja ja demoja Oulun kaupungin kouluissa ja monitoimitaloissa sekä Oulun ammattikorkeakoulun Kotkantien kampuksella. Tarjolla myös asiantuntijapuheenvuoroja, jotka käsittelevät yritysten kokemuksia nopeista kokeiluista ja yhteiskehittämisestä sekä oppimisympäristöistä innovaatioalustana.

8.30 Aamukahvit
9–9.30 Oulun kaupungin ja Oulun ammattikorkeakoulun osahankkeiden esittäytyminen
9.30–9.50 ”Yhteiskehittäminen yrityksen näkökulmasta: kokemuksia koulussa toteutetusta nopeasta kokeilusta” Jani Vallirinne, Suomen Koodikoulu
9.55–10.15 ”Koulujen ja yritysten yhteinen Innovaatioalusta on kaikkien voitto – Miksi?” Niko Lindholm, Forum Virium
10.25 ”Yhteiskehittäminen TKI-hankkeissa”, Kirsi-Marja Lonkila, Demos Helsinki
11.00 Tilaisuuden päätös

Tilaisuuteen tulee ilmoittautua 11.5. mennessä. Ilmoittaudu tästä!

Lisätiedot: Anne Koskela, tai Johanna Pihlajamaa,

6Aika: Tulevaisuuden älykkäät oppimisympäristöt -hankkeen päätavoitteena on vahvistaa oppimiseen sekä erilaisiin älykkäisiin fyysisiin ja virtuaalisiin oppimisympäristöihin liittyviä palveluja, tuotteita ja teknologioita kehittävien ja tarjoavien yritysten liiketoimintamahdollisuuksia. Vuoden 2020 huhtikuun loppuun kestävä hanke on saanut rahoitusta Euroopan aluekehitysrahastosta ja on osa 6Aika-strategiaa.


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PINO Network March event - Product development clinic
12:00 PM12:00

PINO Network March event - Product development clinic

  • Oulu University, Tellus Arena, Stage (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On March PINO Network Business Clinic topic is Product development- from concept to markets

 On the workshop we will go through co-creation methods, tools and practices in the international context. Case studies: how to build co-operation model with clients and selling in the expert organization.

Workshop will be led by Dr. Marika Iivari, a Postdoctoral Researcher within Martti Ahtisaari Institute at Oulu Business School.  We will have speakers like Project Manager Pauliina Hyrkäs, from Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District and Professor Minna Pikkarainen, from Oulu University.

Tuesday 27.3. 12-16  Universtity of Oulu, Tellus Stage, Erkki Koisokanttilankatu 1
12.00 Networking coffee + Pino news
12:30-16.00 WORKSHOP

Free entry! 

Share the event and register if you like to on Facebook

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5:00 PM17:00


EduBears pre-event for Polar Bear Pitching


The biggest international startup event in Oulu, Polar Bear Pitching takes place in Feb 6-7. PINO Network has been invited to co-host the EduBears pre-event on the Feb 6th at the Science Center Tietomaa 17:00 – 19:00.

Companies and organizations from Educational field will be showcasing their innovative products for a versatile audience of teaching professionals, business people, investors and media.

Welcome to update your knowledge about what Oulu region offers for global Education! 


Tuesday Feb 6th
17:00 - 19:00
Science Centre Tietomaa
Nahkatehtaankatu 6


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PINO January workshop on UN Procurement
8:30 AM08:30

PINO January workshop on UN Procurement

PINO January workshop on UN Procurement – about 300 Billion $ market awaits

Education export is one of the fields United Nations focuses on. Annually, they procure services and products that help to improve learning environments globally with more than 280 billion dollar budget. To get information about their tenders and projects, companies need to register at their procurement portal. 

In the January meeting we’ll have from Business Finland Terhi Kiviranta Rasmussen, Global Opportunity Leader - Program Manager UN Business, Business development & Internationalization, to walk us through the registration process and very importantly she will give us a very detailed presentation on the overall topic: practices, benefits, hints & overall guidance. Moreover, she’ll share success stories of the Finnish companies already doing business with UN and will help interested companies to register at the UN procurement portal.

You can register to this event via Facebook:

Thursday, Jan 25th
8:30 Networking coffee
9:00 PINO news & updates
9:30 Terhi Kiviranta Rasmussen, Business Finland – UN Procurements
10:30 UN Procurement web registration workshop
12.00 Ending of workshop


OAMK LABs/Orange room
Kotkantie 1
Kaukovainio, Oulu


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Polar Bear Pitching
2:30 PM14:30

Polar Bear Pitching

PINO Network goes to Polar Bear Pitching in February!

The biggest international startup event in Oulu, Polar Bear Pitching takes place in Feb 6-7.
On Feb 7th at the Polar Bear Pitching day event PINO Network will co-host Edu Track at Areena Oulu.

We invited one keynote speaker to the event: Kevin Custer from Arc Capital Development. He will be talking about entry into the US market and opportunities for bridging the health and edtech industries in areas such as support for people with disabilities. We also asked the founder of SLUSH China Lauri Tammi to facilitate the Edu Workshop at the event and the theme will be entering the China Edu markets.

Wednesday Feb 7th
9:00 - 17:00
Areena Oulu 
Tyrnäväntie 16
Limingantulli, Oulu


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PINO Network November event
1:00 PM13:00

PINO Network November event

PINO Network November event – Welcome to meet the Representatives of the Education Finland Growth Programme

Please registrate before Nov 10th HERE

Education Finland (EF) programme is organized by Finnish National Agency for Education. The growth programme offers companies, education and training providers and others involved in education export information about new business opportunities, develops know-how in education export, and promotes Finnish education and training abroad. The programme also develops new support solutions together with other operators in education export. The Finnish National Agency for Education is responsible for the implementation of the Education Finland growth programme. The programme receives funding from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the Ministry of Education and Culture. The programme has been opened for membership applications from autumn 2017.

The EF membership provides e.g. visibility at international markets, market information and leads, buyer/ investor meetings, events and fairs, matchmaking and seminars and education.

There is the possiblity to discuss with Education Finland,  program director Lauri Tuomi and program coordinator Hanne Laasonen. Welcome also to hear the latest PINO Network updates from China. Moreover, if you have project ideas or project proposals to suggest for United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), now is the right time to proceed and we’ll help with this.

We’ll also have questionnaire for developing the PINO Network roadmap – join and make the most of our network for you!

12.45 Coffee and networking
13.00 Opening of the event
13.05 PINO Network update:
         -Roadmap Co-Creation for PINO Network
         -UN Procurement, Case UNIDO
         -China tour update
13.30 Education Finland / Lauri Tuomi and Hanne Laasonen
15.00 F2F Meetings with Education Finland: a 15 min
          PINO Network Team: Roadmap Co-Creation
16.30 End of event

Coffee and refreshments are offered at the event!

Registration to the November Event

Place of the event: University of Oulu, Tellus Innovation Arena, Pentti Kaiteran katu 1.  Linnanmaan kartta

Name *
I'd like to have 15 min. meeting with Education Finland *
I'd like to have 15 min. meeting with PINO Network *
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PINO Network September event
12:00 AM00:00

PINO Network September event

Do you have a service or a product that should be taken to the international education markets?

PINO Network is a growing and multisectoral network operating in the Oulu Region and Northern Ostrobothnia.

There is a widely identified need for services and products in the field education export. The PINO Network supports Northern education export with e.g. practical clinics and boosting company cooperation. The goal is to reach the global markets with notably increased sales.


12.00 Coffee and networking

12.15 PINO Network Update

    • PINO Network Membership - How to make Your products and services visible?
    • How and where PINO Network is promoted?
    • PINO Network’s Communication tools
    • Learning to Fly: discussion about training themes
    • Sharjah / UAE Follow-up
    • Education Finland invited to Oulu
    • Other current topics

12.50 Educational and Technical Visits, Attractive Oulu Region / Ms. Johanna Salmela,  BusinessOulu

13.10 CASE: Education Export to Japan - lessons learned / Ms. Fiona Haiko

13.40 Education Export Possibilities to Chennai, India / Mr. Chidambaram

13.55Education Export Possibilities and Learnings from Thailand / Mr. Dan Rubinstein

14.10 Coffee & Networking

14.20-15.30 Quick-Meetings (10 min) with Mr. Chidambaram (India) and Mr. Rubinstein (Thailand) - meeting requests only on location


Workshop & Helpdesk: How to include Your company and offering to the PINO Website?

Please find all the materials from the September event here

BusinessOulu Yrttipellontie 6, 90230 Oulu
Meeting room Salvia

RSVP by Monday, Sept 25th 10:00:
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