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27.9.2017 News

Uusia yhteyksiä Kaijonharjuun – EUROPAN 14 kilpailuehdotuksien näyttely Telluksessa 27.9.-17.10.2017

Nuorille arkkitehtuurin ja kaupunkisuunnittelun ammattilaisille suunnattu Europan 14 –kilpailuun saatiin 17 kilpailuehdotusta Ouluun.

29.8.2017 News

Oulu University's Mentoring Programme 2017-2018 is looking for mentors and students to become mentees!

Oulu University's Mentoring Programme is now looking for mentors and excited mentees for the season 2017-2018! 

The mentoring programme aims to support the student (mentee) with his/her study and career related decisions and career planning. Students have a mentor from the working life, with whom they discuss career-related topics. Many times the mentors have graduated from the same field as their mentee but this is not compulsory. The mentor can be from any field and doesn’t have to be graduated from the University of Oulu.

Mentoring is based on private meetings between the student(s) and the mentor. The student is responsible for planning and preparing the meetings. Mentoring pairs discuss topics they find important, such as the mentor's career choices and career development, required skills and Finnish working life. The programme facilitates networking among students, mentors and the university.

For more info and schedule, see or contact Karoliina Kekki, firstname.lastname (at) or Niina Marostenmäki, firstname.lastname (at) 

Mentoring programme 2017-2018 application for mentors here. The application period for students opens on 4.9.2017 and lasts until 21.9.2017 here.

29.8.2017 News

Tellus Innovation Arena organizes Nordic Business Forum 2017 live stream on Stage!

Tellus Innovation Arena organizes a live stream event on Stage, where you can follow Nordic Business Forum 2017 as if you were seated in the event in first row! Nordic Business Forum is a annual business conference and this year you can hear keynotes from speakers like Boyan Slat, Will Smith and many more. The event is totally free of charge and open for everyone, no need for beforehand registration. You can join to follow the whole program or just stop by between lectures or work - your choice! 

More of the live stream and more info about Nordic Business Forum

8.5.2017 News

Avanto Accelerator organizes Demoday on May 11th

Oulu’s newest entrepreneurs from the Avanto Accelerator program are getting ready to take their first steps publicly.

Avanto Accelerator is a program run in the Business Kitchen, the universities Entrepreneurship Hub. In the six week program individual people and teams grow to improve their networks and turn their ideas into promising new ventures. The participants are offered workshops, mentoring, and coworking space together with Oulu’s entrepreneurial community. These activities empower entrepreneurs and the formation of numerous new companies.

Motivation, attitude and skills, combined with drive and passion is all that matter in thriving the Avanto Accelerator program. In our fourth batch thirteen teams were on board. This time Avanto participants really have been through a lot, even pitching from the ice-hole! We can proudly say that there are incredibly brave entrepreneurs brewing in Oulu! The teams have worked hard, gotten feedback and validated their ideas. On Demo Day on May 11th at 4pm you can hear most of our teams pitching, so mark the date in your calendars! The winner of the Avanto Accelerator autumn 2017 will also be awarded then. Here is a quick overview what our teams are up to:

  •          NEPGO - a digital solution connecting entrepreneurial hubs in developing countries                                                                                                          
  •          BREATHERY - innovative superfood snacks                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  •          SOMECOMP - bringing open data and data processing solutions to companies                                                                                                                                                                                      
  •          LOOMINATING DESIGNS - LED-lighting solutions for cosplayers and other visual artists.                                                                                                                                                                                   
  •          REINDEER REPUBLIC - classy Scandinavian women’s clothing brand                                                                                                                       
  •          STAY ‘N PLAY - mobile simulator for paramedics and students to improve learning                                                                                                                        
  •          BRICKIT - building blocks to build any figure you want from small pieces.                                                                                                                              
  •          LUXO - luxury water brand                                                                                                                       
  •          FISHERMAN - healthy ready-to eat fish snacks available in every store                                                                                                                                
  •          TRAVEL BUDDY - sensors working with your phone to provide information about the world around you.                                                                                                                                   
  •          UNIKISSA - jewelry design company utilizing wood and compelling stories.                                                                                                                                          
  •          KALIKKA - log style indoor building designs for modern offices                                                                                                        
  •          MAKE ORDER - Automated ordering application for restaurants to ease the stress of ordering drinks and food.

The teams have been coached by experts from both the University of Oulu and University of Applied Sciences. A common accelerator program for two universities is a rarity in Finland, but in Oulu the Avanto Accelerator has been brewing new companies for two years already.

Event location

Tellus Stage

Event address

Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan katu 1, 90570 Oulu, Finland

5.5.2017 News

Update on Tellus space changes

Part of the computers and desks from Tellus Park had been moved to the second floor of Pegasus Library and available for use now.

24.4.2017 News

Tellus quiet working area shifts to Pegasus Library

We have received feedback that Tellus  Park, quiet working area, is not the optimal location for silent working due to the noise from cafe and group working areas.

16.3.2017 News

Tellus celebrates different cultures and co-operation on 3.4.!

On the 3rd of April, the International Avenue is organizing a day festival at Tellus Innovation Arena starting at 12:00.

16.3.2017 News

Kale! vierailulla Tellus Caféssa!

Kalevan pikkuveli Kale! kävi vierailulla Telluksen Cafessa toissa viikolla.

15.3.2017 News

YK on naisen paras ystävä!- näyttely Telluksessa 13.3.-16.3.2017

"Suomalaisnaisten määrätietoinen työ YK:ssa naisten oikeuksien edistämiseksi on vailla vertaansa.

14.12.2016 News

Entrepreneurship students organised an art exhibition "Awareness"

During the dark months of November and December the Entrepreneurship students have worked in multidisciplinary teams and experienced the different stages of artistic process.

14.12.2016 News

Venturing Research Challenge (VRC), 30.1.-3.2. 2017

VRC aims to reduce the gap by providing a pathway for commercializing research by bringing together researchers and entrepreneurial minds in a fast-track business bootcamp.

7.12.2016 News

Business Kitchen to Tellus in Jan 2017

2017 will kick off a new phase in the Business Kitchen community as it takes over the campuses of University of Oulu and Oulu University of Applied Science!

7.12.2016 News

Polar Bear Pitching Feb 14-15th 2017

Polar Bear Pitching is a unique way to discover the frontiers of innovation and learn about cutting edge technologies. It provides an unforgettable journey below the surface and offers up-close and personal views on passionate, brave, and persevering game changers of the future

18.10.2016 News

Helsinki Challenge: 375,000 euros for science-based solutions that impact society

 No one will solve the challenges of the future alone.

22.9.2016 News

Tellus Volunteering Programme is live. Apply now!

Tellus Volunteering Programme is live now!

25.1.2016 News

For real - humor in business?! Find out on Feb 19th

Some people do ice hole pitching, others create new innovative business using humor.

20.1.2016 News

TellUs is the place to buzz

The brand new Tellus Innovation Arena was visited by hundreds of people during its Grand Opening on Tuesday.

12.1.2016 News

TellUs Innovation Arena Open Doors Day 19th January 9-16

TellUs Innovation Arena is an open innovation space located at the heart of Linnanmaa Campus area.

21.12.2015 News

TellUs Innovation Arena opens 19th January

The new TellUs Innovation Arena, a center for learning and collaboration, will be opened on 19th January at the heart of Linnanmaa campus where the old Tellus science library was located.