​Rovio Spins Off Learning Unit

Rovio revealed today that it would spin off its education business. This process included to its restructuring will include a preschool concept and digital learning tools.

The established company called Fun Academy has licensed the Angry Birds brand and will continue to operate existing Angry Birds Playgrounds in China, Singapore and the United States. The company tells on their website that they’re providing ‘an early childhood education program for three to six-year-olds based on the Fun Learning methods and values’.

Fun Academy works in cooperation with NASA, National Geographic, CERN and University of Helsinki.

The firm will be led by Sanna Lukander, formerly Rovio’s vice president of education.

As Rovio announced on October that they are laying off over 200 employees due to falling earnings – the company hasn’t yet released any official figures from last year.