Introducing Demola Oulu

Demola Oulu is located in the heart of Oulu, at Business Kitchen, a start-up hub and a community that is operated by the universities. Demola Oulu was launched in 2012.

The seaside city of Oulu has roughly 200 000 residents. It is the fifth most populous city in the country and worldwide one of the northern largest cities. Oulu, one of the smartest cities in the world, is known for its innovative thinking. The atmosphere of the city is young, creative, and enterprising. Thus, the region has the most innovations per capita in Finland. The city is the birthplace of several wireless and bio technologies, has a vibrant startup base and is a respected city of science. In addition, it is one of Europe’s “living labs”, where residents experiment with new technologies. Companies and research and educational institutions of the region work closely together, which has developed Oulu into a hub for world-class research and product development. The development of new products is agile in the intersection of several different sectors, such as information and communications, nanotechnology, cleantech, life science, and creative industries.

Demola Oulu serves a wide research and educational community consisting of the universities of the region. University of Oulu has around 16 000 students and ten faculties. It is one of the biggest and the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. Likewise, Oulu University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Finland. It has six schools, which serve approximately 8 000 students. Both of the universities are in close cooperation with the public sector, research institutes, and corporate life. The joint research, development, and innovation activities have created an important innovation center in the Oulu region.


Demola Oulu

Kotkantie 1
90250 Oulu

Tellus Innovation Arena
Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan katu 1
90014 Oulu


Pekka Silvén

Head of Demola Oulu
+358 50 5909682

Matthew Barth

+358 40 0152216

Simo Kekäläinen

Demola Oulu Site Manager
+358 50 3077 067

Demola Alliance

Click below to learn more about the Demola Alliance and how we work on a Global level:

Please contact our Demola Global Team in any international matters, such as partnerships or opening new Demola sites.

Ville Kairamo

Demola Global
+358 40 566 7182

Tommi Järvinen

Demola Global
Vice President
+358 40 555 9877

Jarmo Tuominiemi

Demola Global
+358 40 823 5392

Janne Eskola

Demola Global
Director, Partnerships
+358 40 661 9940

Jere Wessman

Demola Global
Service Experience Lead
+358 40 631 4029

Bernard Garvey

Demola Global
Manager, operations
+358 40 823 5376

Joonas Kemppainen

Demola Global
Digitalization Wizard
+358 50 529 1845

Lucas Machado

Demola Global
Web Developer
+358 41 369 9536