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11.12.2018 Bacteria have been engineered to produce a sweetener
5.12.2018 MAKNEE won the first Slush Life Science Pitching Competition
10.11.2018 Valossa Labs: Top-11 artificial intelligence startups in Finland
1.11.2018 A catheter coated with antimicrobial peptides saves you from healtcare-associated infections
18.9.2018 KNL Networks: A sea change
13.9.2018 Chain Antimicrobials Oy raises over half a million Euros to performm pre-clinical trials
1.8.2018 Valossa: 25 outstanding deep tech scaleups nominated for the EIT Digital Challenge 2018
15.6.2018 Three new TUTLI projects to University of Oulu
15.6.2018 TUTLI Breakfast brought together researchers interested in commercialization of research results
30.5.2018 Bittium and Cerenion announce collaboration on bringing next-generation brain monitoring to intensive care
21.5.2018 New device could noninvasively detect osteoarthritis using sound and motion
23.4.2018 Attention to creativity and inventions
27.3.2018 Cerenion got 220,00 € funding from European Regional Developmental Fund
8.3.2018 How innovatiove is the University of Oulu?

Cerenion closes a 500,000 € seed investment round for developing brain monitoring technology

The research-based startup, Cerenion Oy, got a half million euros seed investment from Butterfly Ventures and Icebreaker.vc. It develops C-TrendTM brain monitoring technology for use in intensive care. Technology is based on standard EEG-measurement, advanced machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence.

16.1.2018 IndoorAtlas receives investment from Digital Ventures
11.1.2018 How inventive were we 2017?
3.1.2018 Valossa Labs: Announcement of partnership for offering rich metadata solutions for media industry
3.1.2018 Polar Bear Pitching - the coolest startup event with the warmest spirit 6th and 7th February 2018
28.12.2018 SFTec: The most interesting companies in the circular economy in Finland by Sitra

Chain Antimicrobials Oy got venture capital investment for developing plant-derived antimicrobial peptides

The research-based startup, Chain Antimicrobials Oy, got an investment from Butterfly Ventures. It develops antimicrobial-coated medical devices in order to prevent formation of healthcare-associated infections.


Alspotter uses computer vision to make coaches´ job easier

The outcome of MoreSport-TUTLI-project of University of Oulu


Cyber-safe radio waves challenge satellite connections

Hailing from the University of Oulu, KNL Networks aims to become a leading communications service provider for the maritime industry. The company came up with the idea of harnessing high-frequency radio waves for long-distance digital communications. The HF data network offers a safer and more affordable alternative to satellite communications.

1.11.2017 KNL Networks got a new chairman of the board
26.10.2017 Cerenion and Oulu University Hospital sign a framework agreement for continues clinical studies
18.10.2017 Cerenion receives Tekes funding for a business development project
1.10.2017 KNL Networks: Finnish know-how & arctic situational awareness
6.9.2017 Valossa got $2 million investment round from leading European media investors
5.9.2017 KNL Networks: Substituting traditional satelllite communications with the latest cognitive radio technology on board Klaveness vessels
1.9.2017 Sensmet wins entry to Nestholma Startup Program
22.8.2017 IndoorAtlas got investment from Yahoo! Japan
1.6.2017 Research based SFTec won the competition aiming to create new working places

Immune system for a refrigerator brought victory of an innovation competition to a student

The innovation competition, organised for the first time for students of biochemistry and molecular medicine, culminated in a double victory. The jury was charmed by an invention reducing microbes in a refrigerator and a tea drink with protein content.

10.4.2017 TimeGate receives funding from the European Union Structural Funds

KNL Networks receives the shipping2030 innovation award


Sapotech taking part in an EU funded project

SURCAST-project aims to develop online-monitoring systems and numerical models for defects identification in the steel casting process.


IndoorAtlas parners with Spottio for enhanced in-store experience

IndoorAtlas, startup of University of Oulu, the global leader in indoor positioning partners with Spottio, a pioneer in digitization of retail stores. 

14.2.2017 SfTec made collaboraton agreements with Global EcoSolutions Oy and DustComb Oy
26.1.2017 Luxmet in top 25 in Nordic Cleantech Open

Paras Biopharmaceuticals received Quality Choice Award

Paras Biopharmaceuticals has received the ESQR’s Quality Choice Prize 2016 from the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) for their hard work and achievements, in the presence of the international business community for its commitment to quality, excellence and continuous improvement.

27.10.2017 KNL Networks raises $10 million
  KNL Newtworks, a startup company of University of Oulu, developes a new wireless communications system which works also at most extreme and isolated locations in Earth.

Paras Biopharmaceuticals got a multi-million international investment

Paras Biopharmaceuticals Finland Oy, a startup company of University of Oulu, has developed technology for the production of an osteoporosis drug which will result into a very economical production of the medicine.

It has recently secured necessary investment from a UK based ASAP Growth Ltd who has extensive entrepreneurial experience in pharmaceuticals. This multi-million-euro investment is a key enabler in bringing further development of the product and the potential expansion of activities in Oulu.

The technologies of Paras Biopharmaceuticals are partly based on the research made at research group of Prof. Lloyd Ruddock at the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine.