Oppiva Invest

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.

Social impact

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.

On July 3, 2024, a new Board of Directors has been appointed for Oppiva Invest, consisting of Petri Peltonen (chair), Kai Heinonen, Miki Lehtomäki, and Henri Grundsten.

We will answer with pleasure!

Titta Mantila


Tel. 040 706 7700

Contact us for information and coaching on financing and developing your business. I am happy to tell you about OI’s financing services and general company matters.

Pekka Salmi

Senior Advisor

Tel. 050 560 6018

I am eager to hear about your solution – I provide coaching and assistance in business development, corporate transactions and financing. Contact me also for questions related to seeking financing.

Sanja Mursu

Sanja Mursu

Corporate Relations Manager

Tel. 040 515 9978

I’m happy to help with any matters related to vocational education and training. I share information about vocational education and training and assist companies in networking with both the business community and other VET providers.

Reetta Paloheimo

Reetta Paloheimo

Development Manager, market analyses

Tel. 045 114 9657

Contact us when you want information about vocational education and training, the development of teachers’ day-to-day work and the potential of technology in vocational education and training.