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We offer governments robust and measurably effective online education programs, designed and built to upskill entire nations.

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World-class education
Developed in partnership with leading Finnish academics and experts – and incorporating cutting-edge user-driven technology – our courses give citizens concrete tools to tackle the future of work.
Sophisticated data tracking
The built-in MinnaLearn dashboard provides governments with unparalleled access to anonymous learning data, making it possible to demonstrate educational impact across demographics and geographical areas.
Unrivaled partner network
MinnaLearn courses are now in use in more than 170 countries, and trusted by leading governmental bodies, all of whom share best practices through the MinnaLearn government network.

A Finnish educational movement

MinnaLearn began as a national experiment to train at least 1% of the Finnish population on the basics of AI. Our first free six-week open online course, Elements of AI, delivered on that promise and much more: it became a global phenomenon.

Governments around the world found the course to be particularly effective in reskilling populations, bridging the digital skill gap, and reinforcing continuous learning. 

With a million signups to date, the Elements of AI course is now on track to educate at least 1% of the entire global population on the basics of AI.

High-performing education for developed and developing countries

Out of the current jobs in OECD countries, 14% will be fully and 32% will be partially automated (46% in total). 375 million people globally (14% of the workforce) will have to switch jobs or acquire new skills by 2030.

 In Croatia, MinnaLearn courses have incited a never-before-seen AI boom. First implemented in support of the burgeoning startup scene, the uptake for the free Elements of AI course has been so high – and resulted in so many new enterprises – that the Croatian government has had to allocate a new record-high figure in support of new entrepreneurial and scientific AI projects. 

More than 0.6% of the Croatian population have now taken a MinnaLearn course. The nation has seen real-time growth in its economy, with new unicorns emerging from the startup field alongside other global success stories.

MinnaLearn in numbers

1 million
Total enrollments
Over one million people from over 160 countries have signed up for our courses, and we’ve consistently ranked among the top online courses in the world.
Share of women
We strive for gender equality. Around 40% of our students are women, a figure that is significantly higher than in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields on average.
Students over 45
More than 25% of our students are over the age of 45, a testament to our commitment to lifelong learning.

Examples of our offering

Digital Revolution

Removing digital skills cap for nations with basic knowledge on emerging technologies to all citizens and small and medium size businesses.

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Emerging Technologies

This course establishes a general understanding of what emerging technologies are and may be in the future, providing an overview of the impact, applications, and implications of emerging technologies as a whole.

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This course covers the fundamentals of cybersecurity with real-life examples and exercises aimed at building a simplified cybersecurity action plan for personal or professional use.

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Elements of AI

Educate your entire population on the basics of AI. Student will learn what AI is, what can (and can’t) be done with AI, and how to start creating AI methods. The course combines theory with practical exercises.

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Our impact

  • The idea has a simple, Nordic ring to it: Start by teaching 1 percent of the country's population, or about 55,000 people, the basic concepts at the root of artificial technology, and gradually build on the number over the next few years.

    Politico, Finland's grand AI experiment

  • I am very impressed by the focus on AI in Finland and the training 1% of Finland's population in AI – I wish it's a template which other countries can use.

    Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google

  • Finland for instance has shown the path – training – the population to get basic knowledge on how AI works and can be used. Appropriation by the greatest number is a key priority. I suggest the EU commission set the same goal for the European population.

    Emmanuel Macron, President of France

  • I encourage everyone to take this #elementsofAI course.

    Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland

  • Elements of AI is just one of Finland’s many pilot projects. This is something the Finns are really good at: carefully designing long-running, society-wide experiments with broad grassroots participation that test ideas for making society run better.

    OECD Observer magazine

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Envision a new, smarter future for your state. Get in touch

Ville Valtonen
New business, public sector
+358 50 323 7203