- City of Oulu has built an extensive network of twinning, foster and partner cities. In total, Oulu has a cooperation relationship with 16 cities on four continents.
- City of Oulu and several companies and research institutions have been working closely together with the biggest city in Silicon Valley, San Jose, since the beginning of 21st century.
- Oulu took part in Finland’s section at Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China.
- The newest opening in Japan is the cooperation agreement between Oulu and the City of Fujisawa. The cooperation focuses particularly on Living Lab activities.
- In Manaus, Brazil, BusinessOulu cooperates with main local operators, such as Suframa.
- For several years now, Oulu and the City of Sendai in Japan have worked closely together in the well-being and nanotechnology sectors.
- In the nearby northern regions, Oulu’s network includes Boden, Luleå and Umeå in Sweden, Alta in Norway and Arkhangelsk and Petrozavodsk in Russia.
- Oulu participates in the extensive cooperation in the Barents Region launched in 1993 through the regional committee of the Barents Regional Council.
- Oulu takes part in the cooperation network of Bothnian Arc, which includes seven municipalities from Sweden and five sub-regions and one province around the Bothnian Bay from Finland.
- Mai cooperates with Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative, www.grli.org
OIA collaboration parties
Arctic Business Corridor, http://www.businesskitchen.fi/services/business-x-universities/arctic-business-corridor/
Avanto Accelerator, http://www.avantoaccelerator.com/
BioCenter Finland, www.biocenter.fi
Business Kitchen, www.businesskitchen.fi
City of Oulu, www.ouka.fi
Congress Calendar, Oulu, www.businessoulu.com/en/meeting-organizers/congress-calendar.html
Estonian Healthtech Cluster, www.htcluster.eu
Game Spring Oulu, www.gamespringoulu.fi
Industry Summit, https://industrysummit.fi/
Midnight Pitch Fest, www.pitchfestoulu.com
Oulu Chamber of Commerce, www.oulu.chamber.fi/sivu/en
Oulu Game Lab, www.oamk.fi/oulugamelab
Oulu Mining School, www.oulumining.fi
Oulu School of Biomedical Engineering, www.bme.oulu.fi
Oulu Wellness Institute, www.owi.fi
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan yrittäjät, www.yrittajat.fi/pohjoispohjanmaanyrittajat
Polar Bear Pitching, http://www.polarbearpitching.com/
Tellus Innovation Arena, http://www.oulu.fi/tellusarena/
Thule Institute, www.oulu.fi/thuleinstitute
Venturing Research Challenge, http://www.venturingresearchchallenge.com/