Who we are

What we do

New growth for Oulu

BusinessOulu, an enterprise owned by the City of Oulu, is responsible for implementing the city's industry policies and providing companies with development services.

BusinessOulu’s purpose is to create an operating environment for businesses and entrepreneurship that promotes employment and the creation, operation, growth and competitiveness of companies. In addition to promoting the internationalisation of companies, BusinessOulu is in charge of the international business marketing of the city.

Vision, mission and customer promise

In 2017, Oulu will be an internationally competitive urban region for diverse forms of entrepreneurship and business operations that create new exports and jobs.

BusinessOulu is a partner and enabler of growth for Oulu-based companies.

We provide Oulu-based growth companies with comprehensive solutions that address identified customer needs as well as a competitive business environment complete with networks.

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Oulu – Capital of Northern Scandinavia – growth and development hotspot of Northern Europe.

BusinessOulu is in charge of implementing the City of Oulu's industry policies, and providing growth companies with the services they require, in addition to promoting export, import, investments, and employment. With the help of its international partner network, BusinessOulu acts as a partner to companies and helps them grow, particularly in the North, where it leads and participates in the operations of “Suomi-talot” (Finnish Business Hubs). BusinessOulu persistently develops tourism business, conferences, congresses and events.

Oulu’s innovation environment, ecosystems, and think tanks create innovations in a bold and productive manner. The aim is to rapidly develop business opportunities and significantly increase startup investments.