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Welcome to develop your business in a sustainable way in a safe and networked environment !

The area has versatile educational possibilities, excellent R&D environments, internationally operating companies as well as competent and active business services.
These make Oulu South an excellent location for investment in business and product development.

OULU SOUTH REGION

The heart of Oulu South region is an industrialized, modern countryside that offers interesting opportunities to create sustainable business and new innovations. 

There is also a lot of investment in the development of the circular economy, a good example being the recycling of batteries and related business.

Connections open to the world
Oulu South offers a clean and safe living environment, where good services, short distances and excellent leisure opportunities bring quality to Everyday life. Digitalization brings the world closer here as well, and a person living in a rural area can work as part of a global work community. The pearls of tourism in the region are the beaches of Kalajoki and the old town of Raahe.

The location in the middle of Finland, on the coast of the Bothnian bay, makes Oulu South area a bridge between southern and northern Finland. The area has good rail and road connections in different directions. The airports are located about an hour’s drive away in Oulu and Kokkola, and sea traffic is served by the ports of Raahe and Kalajoki.

Facts about the Oulu South region
A total of 116,000 inhabitants

Largest cities: Raahe, Ylivieska, Kalajoki, Nivala

Education and research:
The University of Oulu Kerttu Saalasti Institute, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Centria University of Applied Sciences.

The Vocational Education Center JEDU, Education Center Brahe, Raahe Commerce School, The Summer University of Northern Ostrobothnia

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Discover investment opportunities

Investment opportunities for the future are offered by renewable energy projects, such as bioenergy, solar and wind power production, and in the future also the hydrogen economy.

Industry in the Oulu South region has long traditions and high expertise. There are strong players in the metal industry, the engineering and assembly industry, and the wood and construction product industry.

REAL ESTATE and areas

The meet point to investigate locations for new businesses

Companies

Explore opportunities to expend the business in partnership or development

Green Projects

Discover projects to meet your CO2 goals

Solar power

Investigate the areas and plots for green power

Tourism and leisure

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Business stories

Read more about the companies in the region

REAL ESTATE and areas

RUUKIN YRITYSPUISTO OY – plots and premises to develop new business and investments

Ruukin Yrityspuisto Oy provides plots and facilities for the needs of companies.

To whom is interested:

Investors, companies, partners, new business developers, solution providers

Matti Toppila
Managing Director
tel. +358 50 492 2666
matti.toppila@ryp.fi

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Raahe area is an opportunity to invest in Finland

Concentration of metal industry and clean energy

To whom is interested:

Investors, developers, solution providers

Harri Tuomikoski
Industrial Agent
City of Raahe
harri.tuomikoski@raahe.fi

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KÄRSÄMÄKI – Keeper of positive stories and opportunities to invest in green transition

Kärsämäki is an excellent environment for creating new business and investments. Its location along the highway creates demand for services for traffic and road users in particular.

To whom is interested:

Investors, Partners, Newcomers

Esa Jussila
Municipal Manager
Tel. +358 44 445 7000
esa.jussila@karsamaki.fi

 

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Companies

Battery recycling – New business from the utilization of battery materials

AkkuSer Oy processes battery waste into recyclable material – The growth of the industry opens up business opportunities for new operators

To whom is interested:

Battery recycling companies, investors

Tommi Karjalainen
Managing Director
Tel. +358 50 312 0593
tommi@akkuser.fi
Akkuser Oy

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Better growth with biochar

Woodgrow Oy helps the growth of trees and food crops. Biochar and the nutrients included in it raise the young seedling to good growth and biochar nutrient work in the ground for almost a decade, and the biochar never leaves the ground

To whom is interested:

Investors, dealers, partners

Jarmo Pudas
+358 50 3120 591
info@woodgrow.fi
woodgrow.fi/en

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Center of carbon negative medicines

An interesting investment target in the production of medical cannabis

To whom is interested:

Investors, partners

Juuso Nurmela
Tel. +358 50 5183169
juuso.nurmela@ccnm.fi
CCNM.fi

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Green Projects

Invest in Biogas plant

Producing biogas and downstream products in Nivala – profitable business from green gold!

To whom is interested:

Investors, Technology and solution suppliers, Companies

Kimmo Niskanen
Business service manager NIHAK
+358 400299 412
kimmo.niskanen@nihak.fi

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Hydrogen Investment opportunity

The region around the Gulf of Bothnia is an excellent target for investments in the hydrogen industry. Competitive wind power and innovative know-how enable clean hydrogen economy.

To whom is interested:

Investors, Solution providers, companies

Minna Näsman
BotH2nia Coordinator
Tel. +358 40 130 8232
minna.nasman@raahe.fi
BOTH2NIA

 

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Haapajärvi biorefinery investment – a great way to reach your CO2 goals

A solution for companies and investors to meet their CO2 targets: Bio-oil and biocarbon production from sawmill sidestreams and forest residues

To whom is interested:

Developers, Investors

Jouni Niskanen
Project Manager
tel. +358 44 0666 730
jouni.niskanen@nihak.fi

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Solar power

Investment opportunities and partnership for solar energy projects, up to 1200 MWp

A total of 1530 hectares (15.3 km2) of potential areas for the construction of solar power plants are available

To whom is interested:

Investors

Kimmo Niskanen
Business service manager NIHAK
Tel. +358 400 299 412
kimmo.niskanen@nihak.fi

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Tourism and leisure

Artist residences offer time and space for creativity

A space for relax after work or generate new ideas in Finland

To whom is interested:

Travelers, partners

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LUONNON SYLI

A genuine agritourism experience for travelers

To whom is interested:

Partners, service providers, companies

Virpi Ruotsalainen
Tel. +358 442 357 131
virpi@luonnonsyli.fi
luonnonsyli.fi/

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Business stories

Request a visit To Oulu South

We offer a wide range of services and an extensive network to help foreign companies establish and run their business in Oulu South region.
We are your first point of contact. We provide information, assess opportunities and connect you to relevant cases and companies.

Contact us for visit request

Ari Alakangas

Head of International Services

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