State-owned special-purpose company Oppiva Invest Oy was established in spring 2019, with operations starting in 2020.
Developing learning and learning environments
Vocational competence and continuous learning are crucial for Finland’s success. Constantly evolving working life, vocational education and training, and learning environments require bold innovations, companies with strong growth, and open collaboration.
Oppiva Invest acts as a complementary financier for companies whose solutions renew vocational education and training, support learners and teachers, address the competence needs of working life, or introduce new tools for the leadership and development of educational institutions today.
Oppiva Invest operates with capital invested in it by the state, and the company is governed by the Finnish National Agency for Education.
OI offers capital loans that Finnish innovative growth companies may apply for. As a state-owned special-assignment company, we expect the companies we finance to have a societal impact. The criteria guiding the granting of financing ensure the impact on vocational competence and learning.
Companies that have received financing are presented in the portfolio once they have accepted the financing offer and a contractual relationship between the company and OI has been established.
Board of Directors of Oppiva Invest
Oppiva Invest’s Board of Directors (from the left): Timo Lankinen, Harri Lauslahti (chair), Riikka-Maria Yli-Suomu, Mirjam Sarkki and Petri Takala.