CBTec has been established by ex-Nokia and ex-Meego employees in February 2012. Primary focus area is mobility solutions.

Digita Lessons Finland
Digital Lessons have specialized in transmitting expertise by digital means.

Gemilo offers interactive learning tool suited for teaching, not only with computers but tablets and mobile phones as well.

Mediamaisteri is a specialist company for skills development and learning.

Wanha Satama
Wanha Satama implements and develops its own products targeted mainly at B2B audiences and functions as a venue for events of different organisers.Wanha Satama is part of The Finnish Fair Corporation.

City of Hämeenlinna
City of Hämeenlinna is a traditional and vibrant educational and cultural town at the junction of nationally important rail, road and waterway network.

LeGroup @ Media Lab: Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Learning Environments Research Group is involved in research, design, and development of New Media tools, as well as their use and application in the field of learning. The group has collaborated in, generated, and coordinated several research and development projects at national, Nordic, and European levels. Our approach to research and design of New Media and learning is theory-based but design oriented. Our outcomes are often software systems, software prototypes, applications, and scenarios. We will coordinate work on design theory and thinking in WP1: and also coordinate research on new learning and new learners in WP5.

Associate Professor Teemu Leinonen is a professor of New Media Design and Learning at the Media Lab Helsinki. His areas of interest and expertise include design for learning, computer supported collaborative learning, online cooperation, learning software design and educational planning. Teemu holds Doctor of Arts degree from the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

Researcher / Designer Jukka Purma holds an MA in Cognitive Science and currently working on his doctorate in Art and Design. He has worked in LeGroup in several projects, often as a software developer. His research interests include visualization and biolinguistics.

Researcher Tarmo Toikkanen holds a Masters degree in Psychology and is currently working on his doctorate in educational psychology. Tarmo has been the technical leader in several LeGroup projects and has wide experience in software development, evaluation of software applications, social network analysis and management of experts working teams in dispersed and distributed environments.

Designer / Researcher Anna Keune holds an MA in New Media and has been working at LeGroup since the beginning of 2011. Anna is interested in exploring how to design and use digital tools to engage children in developing personal design strategies and practicing active civic engagement.

TRIM (Tampere Research Center for Information and Media), University of Tampere

We do basic and strategic research on issues close to internet like eLearning and social media, Information retrieval, game research and information and media practices. Our research ranges from fundamental methods and technologies of IR to novel applications and their impact on people and society. We are multidisciplinary, with scientists from computer, behavioural and social sciences, as well as humanities, design and art. Our projects are conducted with private companies, universities and research institutions.

Research Director Jarmo Viteli (Ed.D) is the Research Director of TRIM since 2009 at the University of Tampere. Before that he was Director of Hypermedialab and Professor in Interactive Media at UTA. Viteli has been working in the field of digital media, eLearning and Social media since 1984, He is one of those forerunners from 80’s who introduced hypertext, hypermedia and social media to the larger audience of academic and business communities. He has also developed Information society, eLearning and Innovation programmes and projects for several Southern Africa Countries like South Africa, Botswana and Tanzania. He is the founder and director of Interactive Technology in Education – Conference (ITK) (annually since 1990) in Finland which is currently leading eLearning conference in Scandinavia.

Helsinki Insitute for Information Technology, Aalto University
HIIT – Helsinki Institute for Information Technology is a joint institute between University of Helsinki and Aalto University. In the Lead project the Aalto University side of the HIIT is joining the project. The Network Society (NS) program and more specifically Digital Content Communities (DCC) research group. Network society research group is a multidisciplinary research unit that has experts in computer engineering, digital media, law, social psychology, sociology, psychophysiology, business models, game design and cognitive science. In the Lead project the expertise of HIIT is utilized widely, with the main emphasis in the digital media, psychophysiology and social psychology.

Professor Marko Turpeinen is the Director of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) ICT Labs Helsinki. He is a Visiting Professor in Media Technology at The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). He is also the Principal Scientist at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT). He has a Doctor of Technology Degree in Computer Science from Helsinki University of Technology (TKK) and a Master of Science Degree in Media Arts and Sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has also extensive industrial experience from the media industry, as between 1996 and 2005 he worked in various executive positions at Alma Media Corporation, a Finnish media company.

Professor Niklas Ravaja is a professor of Social Psychology of ICT at the University of Helsinki, and he is also heading the Emotions and Social Interaction research group in HIIT. His research focuses on the interaction of humans with ICT, media, services, and games and on emotional and psychophysiological processes during this interaction. He has authored or co-authored over 100 scientific publications. He is Associate Editor of Journal of Media Psychology and a member of the editorial board of Media Psychology.

Project manager Kai Kuikkaniemi has been project manager in HIIT in several research projects (Emokeitai/Tekes, S3/Tekes, Extreme Design/Tekes, Reweb/Tekes, EFX/EIT, PLL/EIT and AAC/Aalto internal). He has master decree in Industrial Engineering and Management from and additional bachelor degreen from Motion Picture and Television production. His research is mainly constructive and reflective research on various multi-user digital media prototypes, most known Kupla multitouch interface (e.g. EIT main attraction in Cebit) and Presemo participation platform ( named spin-off).

Researcher Matti Nelimarkka (MSSc, student of science; University of Helsinki) has been working with ICT research and development, in domains of serious games, study and development of online and social media services and examining political participation in the online era. His current research interest include social experiences supported by online services, especially social network analysis and use of online service data in social sciences, and online participation methods, both in domain of politics and regular life.