Oulu boasts 36 startups in our sample database which represents about 5% of Finland’s sampled startups. Oulu is the 2nd best startup ecosystem in Finland.
In 2022, the startup scene of Oulu developed considerably and increased in the Global Ecosystem Index by 137 spots.
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Oulu is ranked within the top 200 startup ecosystems globally.
Oulu’s startups excel particularly in Health where it ranks 30 and in Hardware & IoT, and Energy & Environment. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 12 startups for Health.
In Western Europe, Oulu's Hardware & IoT is in top 143. Oulu has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Hardware & IoT startups that are represented on our map.
Energy & Environment is ranked 198th in the world. Our database contains 7 startups for this industry.
Within Oulu there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Health, Hardware & IoT, Energy & Environment. These three industries represent about 75% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Oulu.
Oulu is Finland's 2nd best startup ecosystem and is ranked 55th in Western Europe. With a population of 0.1M - 0.5M people, Oulu is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Haltian.
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