EdTech Industry Side Track

Welcome to Oulu for a unique global event the Polar Bear Pitching 2017 EdTech side event!

Goal: To build networks and match-making opportunities between Finnish and international companies / startups, public education organizations, and investors interested in education industry innovation and market development.

Who should come: companies, investors, government agencies, and education institutions interested in developing business potential in the industry.


Feb 14

EdTech Industry Seminar Events

11.30 - 12.00 Registration and coffee

12:00 - 13.00 Keynotes: Marianne Huusko, Ambassador for Finnish Education Export; Marc Habbema, Dutch School Network

Location: Hotel Laseretti, Kasarmintie 13b, Oulu

13.15 - 15.00 Dark Bear EdTech pitching session in the ice hole

Location: Tuira Beach, Koskitie 58, 90500 Oulu

15.00 - 17.00 Formal EdTech match-making at Lasaretti between companies, investors and schools (formal sign-up starts on Feb6!)


Location: Hotel Laseretti, Kasarmintie 13b, Oulu

18.00 - 20.30 EdTech Industry networking party at Tietomaa sponsored by the Embassy of The Netherlands (free event - registration required)


Location: Tietomaa, Nahkatehtaankatu 6, Oulu


Feb 15

9.00 - 10.30 Speed test your EdTech product with Finnish elementary school students at the local Science Centre - Tietomaa! (a couple of spaces still available)

Location: Tietomaa, Nahkatehtaankatu 6, Oulu

11.00 - 12.30 Local visits to the University of Oulu, the Oulu University of Applied Sciences (only upon request)

Location: Pentti Kaiteran kata 1, Oulu & Kiviharjunlenkki 1B, Oulu

If you are interested in joining us, please register at the following link:


You can also contact us directly by emailing Blair Stevenson, blair.stevenson@oamk.fi