HundrED Q & A

About HundrED

Where is HundrED based?

The headquarters of HundrED is in Helsinki but we are operating globally. Our network of Innovators and Ambassadors spreads to over 100 countries. 

What does HundrED’s work involve?

Our mission is to help improve education through impactful innovations. We identify impactful and scalable innovations and work hard to make them spread. Our main initiative is HundrED Global Collection, an annual collection of 100 inspiring innovations in K12 education. HundrED Spotlights are collections of 10 innovations that focus either on a location or theme. HundrED Forerunners identifies system level innovations. HundrED Plus helps educators to identify and implement innovations and HundrED Lab can create brand new ones . 

Is HundrED not for profit? 

HundrED.org is not for profit and always will be. If we introduce additional services in the future to support our community, we will inform about them. Transparency is one of our key values. 

Where does HundrED get its funding?

HundrED’s work is made possible with the help of funding from investors. Our investors do not influence our research or selections in any way.

Who owns HundrED?

HundrED is a small not for profit organization founded in Finland, by people with a passion for education innovation and driven by authentic change. 

Do you host/ attend events?

Yes! Our major event is the HundrED Innovation Summit in Helsinki every November. We are happy to give keynotes and organize workshops. Our community organizes local events under HundrED Glocal brand

About the innovations

Why innovations? 

HundrED believes the best way to achieve positive change in education is through impactful, scalable innovations that are implemented well. Sometimes when people hear ‘innovation’, they think of edtech – but this isn’t our focus. In fact, digital innovations represent only a small proportion of the inspirational innovations we select every year.

What kind of innovations are you looking for?

We search for education innovations across 5 broad categories: Skills (new ways to teach and learn relevant skills), Teachers (how to help teachers), Assessment (better ways to assess), Learning Environments (physical, social and digital), and Leadership (how to lead the change). These categories can be broken down to various subcategories, like creativity.  

How do you find the innovations?

We search for and discover innovations in various ways. Many of the innovations come to us as applications on HundrED Open. We also conduct our own research. We attend events around the world and are in constant dialogue with various experts and organizations, including Academy members and our network of HundrED Ambassadors.

How do you select innovations for HundrED collections?

We review innovations based on 2 criteria: Impact (established for at least one year with demonstrable evidence) and Scalability (adaptable for new environments with the commitment to scale). Our research team works alongside the HundrED Academy to select both the Global Collection and Spotlight innovations each year. The Academy consists of more than 100 students, educators, and experts.

How can I tell you about my innovation?

Anyone can share their innovations on HundrED Open, an open-resource platform. All completed submissions will be considered by our research team for the Global Collection. Take a look at the global innovations for examples of how to complete your submission. 

When is the deadline for submissions?

The deadline for the HundrED Global Collection is June 30th. Submissions to HundrED Open after this date will be considered for the following years’ collection.

Deadlines for submission to Spotlights vary, please check the Spotlight page for announcements.

How much does it cost to submit my innovation?

Our service is completely free to use.

Does HundrED provide funding for innovations?

HundrED is not currently in a position to provide funding opportunities.

I want to implement an innovation in my setting, what next?

Our recommendation is that you contact us and we are happy to help you. But if you feel brave, you’ll see implementation guidance at the bottom of each innovation page, as well as contact details. If you’ve implemented one of the innovations, our media team would love to hear your story, too!


Getting Involved

I love your mission! How can I get involved with your work?

Come and join our buzzing community of ambassadors from around the world, sharing insights together, trying out innovations and letting us know what's going on in their communities.  

What are the options for partnerships?

You can find more information about partnerships here.

How do I keep up to date with all the HundrED happenings? 

Sign up for our weekly newsletter, and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for news, inspiration and live webinars!

 Where can I get more information?

Feel free to contact us with questions regarding HundrED – click here.