From Västnyländska kultursamfundet: Pamela Andersson, Emi Ingo, Pia Johansson, Nathalie Sallegren, Annette Ström. From Föreningen Luckan: Elin Sundell, from VReal Ab Johannes Söderström.
The team proposes an expanded learning environment that combines virtual exploration together with a local guide, and activating creative workshops in a school environment.
From the University of Helsinki: Pirjo Aunio, Anu Laine, Terhi Vessonen. From Aalto University: Hannu Hyyppä, Juha Hyyppä, Marika Ahlavuo. From Åbo Akademi, Vasa: Heidi Hellstrand.
The team is developing 3D learning environments for enhancing everyday mathematical problem-solving skills of diverse learners in grades 4-6 to become more competent future problem solvers!
From Bensow Foundation: Maj Estlander. From Digitala samtal: Emelie Hindsberg-Lipponen, Mattias Hallström and Peter Matsson.
The proposal is a method for establishing collaboration in school for early detection and support for vulnerable children, in families with substance abuse or mental illness through multidimensional work to promote all children's equal opportunities for learning and development.
Kristina Ström, Kouvolan seudun ammattiopisto. Eva Åstrand, Åbo Akademi. Sanna Wenström, Oulun ammattikorkeakoulu.
The team is working towards a 5-step program for mutually empowering collaboration, dialogue and response, as well as an inspiring pedagogical model, which stands for innovation and cross-border cooperation.
From Novia University of Applied Sciences: Ann Backman, Maj-Helen Nyback. From Korsholm municipality: Ulrica Taylor, William Hiekkanen. From Child Welfare Association of Finland: Mikaela Lervik.
The mentoring programme "Child Ambassadors" includes supporting children at risk of loneliness and vulnerability. The program creates a system for training of mentors and with continuous evaluation of the programme.evaluation and training of mentors.
Bo-Håkan Söderholm, Muvon rf, Pamela Pihl, school supervisor. Mia Heinonen, author of teaching aids.
The Homework Room comprises personal and online homework help and study technology in collaboration with the municipality's social services, aimed at families in need of support with school work.
From FSSMF: Johanna Frimodig, Henrik Lillhannus. DUNK: Hanna Kronqvist. Project Coordinator: Mia Makaroff.
Choir in the school - school choir clubs offer guidance and financial support for choir leaders, a common repertoire, an exercise app for vocal learning and joint choir experiences with the long-term goal that all schools should have at least one choir. An earlier stage of the project has recieved financing from Svenska kulturfonden.
From Positive Solutions: Christine Suvanto, Anna Nordström, Tom Suvanto, Anne Liljestrand and Nina Wendelin. From Larso municipality: Matts Pettersson.
The team wants to introduce and implement a coaching approach in the school, were students, school staff and parents collaborate without borders for equality, well-being, inclusion and security by utilising the inner potential of everyone, with modern and flexible tools of professional coaching.
Datero rf: Sonja Haga-Erickson, Susanne Öst.
Vaasa University: Juho-Pekka Mäkipää, Christer Blomqvist.
Kukunori: Markus Raivio.
The team works towards a system which at an early stage helps families and the school to recognize hereditary reading and writing difficulties, and with a low threshold implements the digital compensatory tools that help the student in knowledge acquisition.
From University of Helsinki: Mirjam Kalland, Erika Löfström, Jan-Erik Mansikka and Lina Lindström.
The team wants to implement a new kind of participation pedagogy based on transformative hope for early childhood pedagogy, preschool and primary school. The system stresses the importance of supporting children's and teachers' reflective dialogues and a sense of hope for the future.
From Moilo: Suzan Aledin, Petra Holm. From Zaibatsu: Jussi Ultima, Herkko Pirskanen, Lari Kemiläinen. From Helsinki University: Anna Slotte.
The team is working on a didactic tool for the teacher to use in distance education to stimulate students activity and motivation, and the students sense of community. The tool also lets the teacher easily review the individual student and the joint activities of the whole class, and to give feedback on the progress.
Johanna Berlin, Linnea Lindgård, Johanna Pekkanen, Sofia Finnilä, KemalAhson and Ia Adlercreutz – all involved in different forms of pedagogy activities.
The team wants to use outdoor education and nature environments as an arena for strengthening the students physical, mental and psychosocial health, and to strengthen creativity, dialogue and perseverance through using – among other things – drama pedagogy.
12 teams admitted to the competition
Each admitted team receives 1000 EUR as a seed fund for the experimentation phase in the acceleration
During the semifinals 6 teams are picked to proceed to the final
The winning team gets 100 000 EUR to further develop and implement the solution
SFV will evaluate the impact of the winning concept at a later stage
(The application has ended)
The SFV Start! is open for everyone to apply. Participation in the challenge is done as a team, which must have at least three members or parties. There is no maximum team size. Team members can be organizations or natural persons.
Preparation & Submission
by June 23, noon EEST
Sept 1 to Oct 13
Dec 2, Jan 28
The submission time ended on June 23, 2021 noon (12:00) EEST. The jury will select and notify the 12 participating teams. These teams will be publicly announced by the end of August 2021.
The journey of the finalists begins on September 1st 2021, when the teams will meet and get to know the SFV association. After that teams will be supported in developing, testing and experimenting their ideas during a bootcamp held September 15-16 and a workshop arranged on October 13, 2021. This support will help develop the teams’ ideas and move them toward a real, implementable solution.
During the semifinals held on December 2nd 2021, 6 teams are chosen to continue in the competition. They will be further supported with developing their solutions in a workshop on January 11 2022. The competition final is held on January 28 2022. There, the teams will present the finalized solutions to the jury. The jury retrieves and the winners are announced on February 17 2022 at the closing ceremony.
This is when the winners’ work really begins: they will use the prize money to implement and scale their solutions.