Oulu is one of the central clusters of the Finnish gaming industry.

One of Finland`s fastest growing start-ups is Fingersoft, an Oulu based mobile game developer and publisher.

Creative industries in Oulu range from architectural and service design to communication and adventure sectors.Roots of architectural design are strong in Oulu, architecture is also taught at the University of Oulu. Over the last decade, online, mobile and SaaS services have emerged as one of the focus areas.