Oulu

The city of Oulu in Finland is regarded as the fastest growing urban centre in the northern part of Europe. Thanks to two universities, research and innovation agencies and knowledge-based businesses, the Oulu area is a globally acknowledged centre for high technology and expertise with a young and highly skilled population of over 250,000.

With 40 years’ experience in research and development in ICT and related operations, the city is a hotbed for innovation, particularly when it comes to wireless communications. Every day, more than 2.5 billion people utilise ICT technologies that have been developed in Oulu. Because of long-term ambitious university research and innovation in wireless and radio technology, as well as mobile technology by the Nokia Corporation, Oulu facilitates a unique concentration of highly skilled, high tech labour.

Oulu

Having adopted a proactive role in building a strong local ecosystem for connecting academia, entrepreneurs, civil servants and citizens to create new digital solutions for the future economy, the next step is to integrate these efforts with the global level research in disrupting technologies and the digital companies available in the local ecosystem.