Diploma in Product Development for Global Education Services

The Diploma in Product Development for Global Education Services (PD-GES20) is a one-year program with hands-on training and tools for designing products and services for international customers. The implementation builds on workshops, mentoring, online sessions and material, including Team Finland knowledge expert interviews. The program has two tracks.

The Service Design track

Focuses on development of customer-oriented solutions for global markets. This track is the right choice for education export startups, and participants developing education services.


  • Proactive development
  • Acting as an innovator
  • Service design

The International Projects track

Focuses on the tendering process typical for development banks and other similar organizations, how to prepare and produce required documents, and write a successful proposal.


  • Proactive development
  • Acting as an innovator
  • Export project

The one-year program is implemented by Omnia Education Partnerships and arranged through Sakky apprenticeship agreement.

Both tracks include 8 days of on-site workshops in Espoo and 3 online training sessions. Each participant will actively apply acquired skills in development tasks related to ones work. The program requires four mentoring sessions with a workplace mentor. Education Finland will assist startups in finding a mentor.

Successful participants will receive the Specialist diploma in Product Development from Savo Consortium for Education (Sakky).

Program details

  • Duration: September 2020 – September 2021
  • Language: English and Finnish

Link to  website and application form (in Finnish)

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