Muuvit as an Innovation Showcase at WISH Qatar 2016

Behavioural change for a healthier population

The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) is a global community dedicated to developing an evidence base for healthcare policy. WISH captures and disseminates the best ideas and practices to help address the greatest healthcare challenges. WISH is a platform of the Qatar Foundation. 

Muuvit! had the priviledge to be among the WISH 2016 Innovation Showcases, representing some of the world’s most exciting innovations, ranging from practical devices and business models, to design-based solutions and community engagement. 

Search for simple ways to improve health outcomes

Two key themes of the WISH 2016 were behavioural insights and healthy populations. Themes led by Dr David Halpern of the Behavioural Insights Team and Sue Siegel of GE Ventures were searching for simple ways to improve health outcomes and respectively, designing strategies to improve population health.

As individual health behaviour is the key determinant of health in general, Muuvit´s replicable concept of health promotion and community engagement gained much interest among the world’s leading health experts and decision makers – from Oslo, to Mongolia to Maldives including such eminent figures as HRH Princess Ghida Al-Talal of Jordan.

HRH Princess Ghida Al-Talal of Jordan and Nada Alabed Almahdi from the International Development Department visiting Muuvit stand

HRH Princess Ghida Al-Talal of Jordan and Nada Alabed Almahdi from the International Development Department visiting Muuvit stand

Finland meets Mongolia! Dr. Pekka Puska, Mr. Tsogtbaatar Byambaa and Muuvit CEO Mika Merikanto

Finland meets Mongolia! Dr. Pekka Puska, Mr. Tsogtbaatar Byambaa and Muuvit CEO Mika Merikanto

Muuvit´s going EAST - Making healthy choices easy!

Dr Halpern´s report on behavioural insights focused on the pragmatic side of the solutions, that; unlike policy level processes; need to be Easy, Attractive, Social and Timely (EAST) to have an impact on population health. This being one of the key reasons, why Muuvit was selected as an Innovation Showcase in the first place.

 

Muuvit´s CEO and co-founder Mika Merikanto agrees with Dr Halperns summary and adds that: „Muuvit is about acquiring new participants for a healthy lifestyle. And about activating the target group in a young age. It is a long way to „EAST“, but we are on a good path and making progress!“.

Finally, the Summit urged politicians and executives to prfioritize health in their investments. Especially in health promotion and early intervention, before the health challenges such as obesity or diabetes even arise. Again in this respect, Muuvit is well positioned as a proven methodology for activating and engaging with children and their health!

Further information:

http://www.wish-qatar.org/

http://www.wish-qatar.org/app/media/download/2740

VfL Wolfsburg goes Muuvit!

Another year of Muuvit action with our long-term partner VfL Wolfsburg has officially started. New school year started with a special event at Gebrüder-Grimm-School at Gifthorn in Germany. 

Click the picture to see the event at Gebrüder-Grimm-School

Click the picture to see the event at Gebrüder-Grimm-School

Since the start of our cooperation more than 40'000 children from Vfl Wolfsburg's partner school have participated in the Muuvit Adventure. Lets Muuvit! 

Microsoft Education and Muuvit start cooperation

Education innovation through physical activity and technology

The goal of Microsoft and Muuvit is to create activating, participatory and engaging experiences for the classroom. This will help teachers to inspire students to get active and enjoy learning in a new inspiring way combining technology and real-life activities.

Cooperation will start with Skype in the classroom - integration onto the Muuvit platform. As a result, the Muuvit classes in Finland and in different countries can communicate with one another, to undertake virtual field trips or to interview experts and guest speakers in various fields.

"Muuvit´s underlying goal is to make the school day active and fun. Thanks to the cooperation with Microsoft Education we are able to combine physical activity and the joy of learning even in a more innovative way. With Microsoft and Skype in the classroom we start to build active bridges between our classes from the Arctic Circle to Copacabana. ": says Muuvit Health and Learning's Managing Director Mika Merikanto

Marianna Halonen of Microsoft Education continues that: " The cooperation with Muuvit is a great example of how technology can promote children's physical activity, learning and international networking.“ 

 

More information: 

Mika Merikanto, CEO Muuvit (mika.merikanto@muuvit.com)

Marianne Halonen, Microsoft (Marianna.Halonen@microsoft.com)

Finland House in Rio Olympics - Muuvit presenting Finnish excellence in education

Finland House is the first ever high-end Finnish hospitality house concept in the history of the Olympic Games. Finland House is situated in the central Rio and be open until 21 August, 2016. Finland House, showcasing education is the venue for exclusive business and sport-related events, ministerial and presidential visits, and the Finnish Olympic Team press conferences.

Muuvit showcasing Finnish excellence in education on the 18th August.

At the Finland House, Muuvit will be demonstrating its product to the visitors. The Muuvit platform combines physical activity and learning and serves as a tool for teachers to inspire kids to acquire active lifestyle and learn in an interdisciplinary way.

Follow the happenings in the Finland House here

 

Minister for education of Finland, Mrs. Sanni Grahn-Laasonen and Maxwill Braga of Muuvit Brazil at the Finland House in Rio de Janeiro.

Minister for education of Finland, Mrs. Sanni Grahn-Laasonen and Maxwill Braga of Muuvit Brazil at the Finland House in Rio de Janeiro.