Ecosys­tems and clus­ters

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A net­worked com­pa­ny gains syn­er­gy ben­e­fits, expo­sure, and oper­a­tive boost from joint ven­tures.

Part­ners always make inno­va­tion eas­i­er, and going inter­na­tion­al becomes more fea­si­ble togeth­er than work­ing by your­self. A func­tion­al net­work also attracts new com­pa­nies to join. You are wel­come to devel­op your busi­ness with us!

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Fore­run­ners in dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion and ICT

Oulu has more than 50 years of expe­ri­ence in devel­op­ing wire­less tech­nolo­gies, mak­ing the region’s pio­neer­ship in the field indis­putable. Mobile tech­nolo­gies devel­oped in Oulu are being used by almost 3 bil­lion peo­ple around the world dai­ly. The much talked about 5G tech­nol­o­gy has large­ly been devel­oped in Oulu, and vision­ar­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oulu are already hard at work cre­at­ing 6G, the next gen­er­a­tion of wire­less com­mu­ni­ca­tions.

In recent years, the tech­nol­o­gy ecosys­tem in Oulu has become a hub of dozens of glob­al prod­uct devel­op­ment units. Com­bin­ing excel­lence in dif­fer­ent fields with wire­less exper­tise results in smart ICT solu­tions with which to pro­duce high­ly devel­oped, per­son­alised, and con­nectable ser­vices for var­i­ous indus­tries, such as health care.

Pio­neers of health tech­nol­o­gy

The Oulu region is the sec­ond biggest hub of health tech­nol­o­gy in Fin­land. Local com­pa­nies of the health and well-being indus­try, research insti­tu­tions, and the pub­lic sec­tor col­lab­o­rate in a net­work called OuluHealth. Its goal is to cre­ate new busi­ness oppor­tu­ni­ties, to speed up the growth of com­pa­nies, and nat­u­ral­ly to offer ever bet­ter solu­tions to devel­op health care and well-being ser­vices on a glob­al scale.

Our spe­cial com­pet­i­tive edge lies in the seam­less con­flu­ence of health tech­nol­o­gy, bio­sciences, med­i­cine, and engi­neer­ing. The OuluHealth ecosys­tem oper­ates in the inter­na­tion­al front­line of dig­i­tal health care by pro­mot­ing health and well-being ser­vices by means of infor­ma­tion engi­neer­ing. As an exem­plary result, the world’s smartest hos­pi­tal will be com­plet­ed in Oulu in 2030.

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Mak­ers of future auto­mo­tive indus­try

Oulu Auto­mo­tive Clus­ter is one of the most rapid­ly grow­ing busi­ness clus­ters in Fin­land. It is an open ecosys­tem for com­pa­nies and research insti­tu­tions which col­lab­o­rate to devel­op auto­mo­tive elec­tri­fi­ca­tion, autonomous trans­port, and new busi­ness mod­els for mobil­i­ty. The clus­ter assists SMEs in reach­ing cus­tomers and part­ners with­in the auto­mo­tive indus­try.

Inno­va­tion activ­i­ties and growth com­pa­nies are fuelled by ICT exper­tise, high-class edu­ca­tion, and a unique mod­el of co-cre­ation. Oulu has paved the way for glob­al devel­op­ment of 5G net­work tech­nol­o­gy and is cur­rent­ly a fore­run­ner in 6G research. Oulu is also the home of print­ed elec­tron­ics which rev­o­lu­tionis­es the way in which vehi­cles are designed, devel­oped, and man­u­fac­tured.

The most edu­ca­ble city in cir­cu­lar econ­o­my

The City of Oulu has com­mit­ted to pro­mot­ing cir­cu­lar econ­o­my togeth­er with its stake­hold­ers. A roadmap for cir­cu­lar econ­o­my has been cre­at­ed to facil­i­tate this work. Cir­cu­lar econ­o­my solu­tions call for a new mind­set and new kinds of val­ue chains. They call for learn­ing that requires research, devel­op­ment, exper­i­men­ta­tion, suc­cess­es, and some­times also fail­ures. We wish to be the most edu­ca­ble city in cir­cu­lar econ­o­my while also pro­mot­ing the devel­op­ment of our stake­hold­ers.

A cir­cu­lar econ­o­my clus­ter has been estab­lished to boost this coop­er­a­tion. The clus­ter is an open ecosys­tem for com­pa­nies, help­ing them to attain new part­ners and cus­tomers, shar­ing infor­ma­tion and exper­tise, and organ­is­ing tri­als and events to advance cir­cu­lar econ­o­my inno­va­tions and busi­ness. The clus­ter also func­tions as an inter­face to the pub­lic sec­tor and inter­na­tion­al clus­ters, thus increas­ing the expo­sure of com­pa­nies.

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