The conference will be held in the Kontinkangas campus of the University of Oulu. The venue is in the vicinity of the University Hospital of Oulu (OYS), only 3 km from the city centre.
With its 250 000 inhabitants, Oulu in northern Finland is the fastest growing region in the Nordics and the second largest health technology hub in Finland. Oulu has been selected as European Capital of Culture for 2026.
The strong and diverse hi-tech industrial base is supported by 18 500 experts in ICT, life science and cleantech business sectors. Oulu is a well-known leader in digitalisation and an international research and development centre, with 25 000 students at two universities. The city is setting an example by introducing innovative cooperation models, working towards innovations and creating new business opportunities. Oulu is also a recognised pioneer in development of 5G / 6G technologies.
However, it is not only technology that makes Oulu stand out. It is also tranquillity and closeness to nature that go hand in hand with urban life of one of the largest cities in Finland. The seaside setting and a river together with the nearby countryside provide perfect ground for recreation, relaxation and well-being. A stay in Oulu is a true northern experience. In the wintertime, you can enjoy activities including cross-country skiing, ice fishing and wondering on the frozen sea. In the summer, the midnight sun shining all through the night will provide you with a feeling you won't forget.
There are several daily one-hour-flights between Oulu and Helsinki as well as good connection flights to the rest of the world via the Helsinki airport. Oulu has also frequent train connections to major cities in Finland. The fastest journey to Helsinki by train takes about 5 hours 30 minutes. (www.vr.fi/en)
Read more information about Oulu: https://visitoulu.fi/en/