The University of Oulu is one of the most notable innovation universities in Finland. Over 60 invention announcements and 60 companies born out of research projects every year testify to that. In its research and education activities the University promotes entrepreneurship and creation of research-based business.
The University has good contacts with its operational environment, and a large partner network. The University of Oulu participates actively in the Oulu Innovation Alliance, which is a strategic consortium of regional research, development and innovation.