Innovation and entrepreneurship activities

The University of Oulu is one of the most notable innovation universities in Finland. New inventions and business ideas are born from research and when studying. The University promotes entrepreneurship by orginizing its supportive trainings and events, and providing services to take forward the inventions and business ideas.


From research to business

Research in the University produces a wide range of outcomes: new information, biological materials, computer programs, databases, inventions and business ideas. They create a base for publications and collaborative projects, but also for the creation of new business.

Annually university employees make about 60 invention disclosures. 2-4 new research-based companies are created annually.

Co-creation and entrepreneurship

New routes for entrepreneurship have been opened up to students and researchers from the University of Oulu in recent years and are encouraged to entrepreneural thinking. We support a fruitful dialogue between students, researchers and companies as well as organize joint workshops and accelerators for developing ideas further.