Founding partners

The decision to set up the Center for Internet Excellence (CIE) in Oulu was made by the founding partners in autumn 2008. CIE’s founding partners are the City of Oulu, Nokia, the University of Oulu, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the Oulu University of Applied Sciences and Technopolis. CIE celebrated its grand opening in August 2009.

The City of Oulu

The City of Oulu combines Northern hospitality, nature and culture with modern technology. We value education, research and innovation and welcome everyone to contribute to these dynamics.


Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries.

Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Oulu University of Applied Sciences offers versatile studies and projects to meet the needs of education, industry and business life today – interesting career tomorrow.


Technopolis combines modern premises with business and development services into one package to provide the optimal environment for high tech companies.

University of Oulu

The University of Oulu is an international scientific community known for high-quality research and education that provides experts for demanding tasks on both national and international level.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the biggest multitechnological contract research organisation in Northern Europe. VTT provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services.