Today Sanoma, EduCluster Finland and FCG Finnish Consulting Group, announced a strategic alliance to leverage growth of Finnish learning know-how internationally.
The emerging markets show huge growth potential for the learning industry. The private school sector is booming, and the demand for digital learning is increasing rapidly. The strategic alliance aims to leverage the collective power of Sanoma, FCG and EduCluster, and the strong reputation of the Finnish K-12 schooling system to support the development of learning in these countries. Together the parties can deliver teacher training, curriculum know-how, project consulting and learning content and learning technology even to most demanding customers.
Sanoma is one of the leading providers of digital and hybrid learning solutions, with a leading position in Finland and customers in more than 40 countries. FCG has nearly 30 years of experience in international consulting in the educational sector, and operates in more than 50 countries. And EduCluster represents a wide network of competence in education in basic education as well as in university and vocational education. EduCluster operates in more than 30 countries.
“This collaboration is designed to spread our joint learning expertise, leverage the strong reputation of Finland as an expert in the learning market, and fits in Sanoma’s strategy to grow in the emerging markets,” said Jacques Eijkens, CEO of Sanoma Learning.
Jan-Markus Holm, CEO of EduCluster: “Focus areas of the alliance are joint R&D and marketing, collecting the Finnish knowledge to cater to the needs of the customers, building a strong network of experts and making joint customers.”
“FCG has solid international expertise in education consulting and project management, strong networks and expertise in all fields and levels of education. This consortium further strengthens our role as a leading Finnish education consultant, emphasized Ari Kolehmainen,” CEO of FCG.
Eeva Kokki (eeva.kokkifcg.fi), Nov 14th 2013