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Welcome to Mussila: Embarking on an Inspiring Journey


Mussila, an innovative EdTech company founded in Iceland in 2015, stands firmly on a foundation of excellence and a profound commitment to education. Our co-founders, computer engineering and music virtuosos Hilmar Þór Birgisson and Margrét J. Sigurðardóttir, envisioned a world where digital solutions enrich learning experiences and provide unparalleled education to children globally, empowering them to build a brighter future.

Since the beginning of 2020, Mussila has been under the leadership of CEO Jon Gunnar Thordarson, a theatre director passionate about learning through play, and our dedicated CTO and gaming enthusiast Hilmar Thor Birgisson, Mussila has developed a suite of apps embracing our unique learn-through-play philosophy. Our groundbreaking creations include Mussila Music, Mussila WordPlay, Dadi Kareokee, and the Icelandic reading comprehension apps Orðagull and Orðalykill.

Our unwavering dedication and expertise have garnered numerous accolades forMussila. We were awarded the prestigious Bett Awards for Best Educational Resource for Parents and Home Learning in 2023, and Best International Digital Educational Resource in 2022. Additionally, Mussila has been recognized as one of the top eight teams advancing STEM educational solutions in the Nordic Baltic Area by Holon IQ and received the 2020 Nordic EdTech Awards.

Our evidence-based approach to crafting learning solutions is bolstered by close collaboration with education specialists, musicians, music therapists, linguists, and speech therapists. Our project board, comprising seasoned professionals from industries such as gaming, technology, and finance, provides oversight and strategic guidance. Notable board members include Sigurlína V. Ingvarsdóttir, Jóhann Þorvaldur Bergþórsson, Marie Claire Maxwell, Valgerður Halldórsdóttir, and Snæbjörn Sigurðsson. 

Working hand in hand, our project team and board members ensure our projects are completed on schedule, within budget, and adhere to the highest quality standards. Equipped with a diverse skill set and extensive experience, we are confident in our capacity to create a lasting impact in the world of language education. We invite you to join us on our exhilarating journey as we continue to revolutionize learning for children worldwide.