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.