Oulu, the capital of Northern Scandinavia, is at the forefront of a region of intense growth in Northern Europe and just an hour’s flight from Helsinki.

Oulu is the fastest growing city in Northern Europe and the most significant center for business, education and culture in Northern Scandinavia. It is the youngest city in Europe, with an average age in the population of 37.4 years. Oulu is a perfect gateway for companies to get their share of the €197 billion investment estimated for Arctic Europe. Oulu offers a vibrant ecosystem for R&D, especially in ICT and wireless technology.

ICT - Building the wireless world with 5G

With 40 years’ experience in developing market-ready products, Oulu possesses an indisputably leading knowledge base in information and communication technologies and related operations. Every day 2.6 billion people use Oulu-based technology. The new 5G network technologies are currently being created in collaboration with companies, research institutions and city services.

Life Science - Living lab for life-changing innovations

Oulu offers a world-class ecosystem in the life science sector. Our expertise comes from co-operation between research, public operators and private companies. OuluHealth ecosystem is a significant cluster in Finland’s national healthcare sector forming a strong network between the private and public sector. New health and wellbeing innovations emerge on a regular basis.

Creative industry - Join the game

For gaming companies and investors alike, Oulu has become a true horn of plenty. Drawing on the city’s vast skills and exceptional resources, even the most innovative and ambitious players in this line of industry can set up their next growth sprint. The co-operation network and the quality of ideas and innovations is world-class!

Industry - Digitalization redefining industries

Oulu is a traditional industry city, known for its forest, metal, chemistry, wood and food products. To stay on top of the evolving industry – and customer – needs, the companies have established new ways of thinking and operating. Paying attention to environmental technologies and sustainable development has been one of their key strategies.

Logistics - The hub of Arctic Europe

Oulu’s ideal location makes it an efficient gateway to the entire Northern Scandinavia – an area that will set the stage for substantial development and growth within the next 10 years. Thanks to direct flights, a location by the sea, efficient railroad and highway networks, Oulu is extremely well connected to the world.

Time to turn words into action

The numbers speak for themselves: there is hardly any other city in the world with so many positive features to offer. Oulu has all special ingredients for successful business operations, in a package that can be tailored to fit every need and purpose.

Janne Ylitalo
Service Manager, Investments
+358 400 999 523

P.O.Box 22, 90015 Oulun kaupunki, Finland

Yrttipellontie 6, 90230 Oulu, Finland