Smart Oulu Region

Focus areas of the Oulu Region´s smart specialisation:

  • ICT and software sector, including integration with businesses in different fields
  • Basic industry´s value chains: metal industries, refinement of timber raw material
  • Clean technologies, including energy
  • Healthcare and wellness technology

The choices made in Oulu Region´s smart specialisation have taken into account the structure of the region´s enterprises and industry, areas of special expertise, research infrastructure, international position, national innovation policy and the region´s strengths and possibilities.

The goal is that the region´s stakeholders will utilize international networks of cooperation and European initiatives in promoting smart specialisation in Oulu Region. The focus areas of the Oulu Region´s smart specialization is also supported in regional decision-making by structural funds according to the goals of the structural fund programme. The chosen focus areas are integrally included in the stakeholder´s own operating strategies.

For more information, please contact:
Development manager Ms. Päivi Keisanen
tel. +358 50 431 0605, Email: paivi.keisanen(at)

Manager for Research and Development Mr. Mikko Väisänen
tel. +358 50 336 6524, Email: mikko.vaisanen(at)