Oulu has a solid foundation for becoming a smart city; it is an education and trade city with 50 years of know-how in radio technology. We have a multidisciplinary university doing extensive research and product development, and, for centuries already, our city has had its place in international trade by exporting tar, paper, and technology solutions. The products of our northern, real-life living lab have not only made locals’ day-to-day lives smoother but also gifted the world with smart solutions. The advantage is, in addition to our world-class know-how, of course, our unique agility—such as the seamless collaboration between education, research, business, and the public sector.
We have ridden many waves of industrialisation. Our city’s role in the recent history of the mobile industry is proof of our ability to develop as a community—ability that calls for creativity, courage, and a common will. That is what lies at the heart of an Ouluan. Juxtaposition strengthens Oulu; urban culture draws strength from nature and our close-knit community is more international than ever before
Smart City Oulu -collection offers a view of the smart city activities in Oulu. For the companies it offers a visibility to Oulu based development environments and potential development partners.