University of Oulu, 2016

Arctic Business Corridor

Arctic Business Corridor, i.e. ABC, is a service by the University of Oulu and Oulu University of Applied Sciences that exploits the universities’ expertise and networks to support companies’ internationalization.

Companies’ growth and internationalization are prerequisites for a healthy economy. The Universities wants to be involved in supporting companies in this challenge and to offer students the opportunity to learn internationalization in practice.

Understanding the local business environment is paramount to a successful internationalization. ABC gathers an international student team to help companies in this challenge.

In a 10-weeks project the team investigates the case company’s market potential in the target country. The project is carried out in close cooperation with the company and facilitated by university experts. ABC currently operates in Norway, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, and Belgium.

ABC is a fresh way to do a company project and it offers students the opportunity to network and learn internationalization in practice.

For companies ABC offers valuable first-hand information about the target market to support its decision-making related to internationalization and direct contacts with actors in the region. In addition, companies network with entrepreneurial-minded students and possible future employees.

For more information, please contact:

Minna Törmälä, Oulun yliopisto, minna.tormala at, +358 50 350 5901

Terho Jylhälehto, Oulun seudun ammattikorkeakoulu, terho.jylhalehto at, +358 50 525 1319


Last updated: 5.7.2017