Kide Science has been recognized as the winner in the very first Education Finland Awards. The goal is to recognize the best Finnish education solution for international markets.
The criteria for the Education Finland Award included references from international business; the impact, innovativeness and scalability of the solution; the pedagogical quality and background of the solution as well as the technical quality, accessibility and support. The jury also paid attention to the business model and its ethical sustainability.
The jury statement is as follows:
"Kide Science is an inspiring solution that sparks the desire to learn and experiment. It provides insights and a joy of learning and appeals to a wide audience. The jury sees the solution massive potential to be an impressive, significant, and even world-changing solution."
The jurists consisted of Secretary of State Tuomo Puumala from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture as chair and as members Director General Minna Kelhä from the Finnish National Agency for Education, CEO Aija Bärlund from FIBAN, Board member Mika Ihamuotila from Marimekko, Director of International Affairs Lenita Toivakka from Chamber of Commerce as well as professor Jarmo Viteli from the University of Tampere.