About | Demola Oulu

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.

Contact

Demola Oulu

BUSINESS KITCHEN KOTKANTIE
OULU UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
Kotkantie 1
90250 Oulu

BUSINESS KITCHEN TELLUS
UNIVERSITY OF OULU
Tellus Innovation Arena
Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan katu 1
90014 Oulu

oulu.demola.net

People

Pekka Silvén

Head of Demola Oulu
pekka.silven@demola.net
+358 50 5909682

Matthew Barth

Facilitator
matthew.barth@demola.net
+358 40 0152216

Simo Kekäläinen

Demola Oulu Site Manager
simo.kekalainen@demola.net
+358 50 3077 067

Demola Alliance

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

www.demola.net

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

Ville Kairamo

Demola Global
CEO

ville@demola.net
+358 40 566 7182

Tommi Järvinen

Demola Global
Vice President

tommi@demola.net
+358 40 555 9877

Jarmo Tuominiemi

Demola Global
VP

jarmo@demola.net
+358 40 823 5392

Oula Välipakka

Demola Global
Director, Business Development

oula@demola.net
+358 40 552 2000

Janne Eskola

Demola Global
Director, Partnerships

janne@demola.net
+358 40 661 9940

Jere Wessman

Demola Global
Service Experience Lead

jere@demola.net
+358 40 631 4029

Bernard Garvey

Demola Global
Manager, operations

bernard@demola.net
+358 40 823 5376

Joonas Kemppainen

Demola Global
Digitalization Wizard

joonas@demola.net
+358 50 529 1845

Lucas Machado

Demola Global
Web Developer

lucas@demola.net
+358 41 369 9536