Pihla Meskanen at HundrED

Arkki International selected for the HundrED 2020 Global Collection

Arkki International has been selected for the HundrED 2020 Global Collection as one of the leading and most inspiring innovations in education. The innovations were selected based on 3 criteria: Innovativeness, Impact, and Scalability by HundrED research team and HundrED Academy consisting of more than 100 students, educators, and experts. HundrED Collection 2020 includes 100 inspiring innovations that are changing the face of K12 education today. 

The innovations selected in the third Global Collection have a collective impact of  75 million users and cover a wide range of themes. The HundrED 2020 Global Collection was announced at the Global innovation summit in Helsinki, the 6th of November 2019 with 500 education community members. Pihla Meskanen, Arkki International CEO, was selected to present at the stage together with other 12 innovators from around the world.

“We are so excited to be part of the worldwide community of educators who share the same dream and want to make the world a better place through education. The world is changing at high speed, and I would say our creativity is our only limit!” said Pihla Meskanen  during her talk. “Arkki focuses on creativity and innovation skills needed to succeed in life”

The event was opened by Finnish Minister of Education Ms. Li Anderssson. She stressed the importance of adapting education so that children learn skills to succeed in a future where  6 percent of the jobs will be lost to automation and professions we now know will drastically change.


During the ceremony, Saku Tuominen, Founder, and creative director at HundreED highlighted the need to explore creativity in education and close the gap between school and the world. He reminded the public that the purpose of education should be to help every child flourish, no matter what happens in life.

The city of Helsinki was selected as the first HundrED Forerunner with the Mayor of Helsinki,  Mr. Jan Vapaavuori and Ms. Ilona Taimela, a leading Education consultant of the city.

Arkki’s participation in Helsinki Education Week

Alongside the summit, Arkki participated at the Helsinki Education Week organizing visits and activities for international education specialists and professionals and students from Helsinki’s Public schools.

Helsinki Education Week provides a program for learners of all ages and for everyone who is interested in learning and developing education. 


Arkki recently awarded as well by UNICEF 

Recently Arkki’s project in Vietnam won the UNICEF CFCI2019 Inspire Award in the category “Meaningful Child Participation”. Children Innovate project was one of the 6 chosen initiatives out of 226 social innovation projects submitted worldwide. 300 children participated in an urban planning project carried out with Arkki Vietnam, in collaboration with Ho Chi Minh City Department of Planning and Architecture and Saigon Innovation Hub (part of HCMC Department of Science & Technology).

In addition, Arkki received The Design Deed of the Year in 2018, awarded annually to a Finnish enterprise where design plays a significant role. Pihla Meskanen, Arkki’s Co-founder and Arkki International CEO has as well been granted by the Finnish President with Knight 1 class of Order of the Lion of Finland, Asko Avonius Award and the art educator of the year in Finland. 


HundrED.org is a not-for-profit organization that discovers inspiring innovations in K12 education. HundrED’s goal is to help improve education and inspire a grassroots movement through encouraging pedagogically sound, ambitious innovations to spread across the world.

Hundred Collection 2020 HundrED selects  100 inspiring innovations that are changing the face of K12 education today.


For more information please contact:
Elena Pinero Martinez| Head of Marketing and Communications of Arkki International Ltd.
elena@arkki.net  / +358456460300 / Kalevankatu 31 a 14, 00100 Helsinki


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Video:  Arkki Children Innovate CFCI video