Do you know how culture and art can be used to produce and increase the value of companies?

Cooperation with culture and creative industries creates new opportunities to develop your company’s business, products, and services. It is also a good way to reach new customers. With the help of cooperation, it is easier to create innovations for all areas of business: ecological, economic, and social sustainable development – without forgetting the well-being and productivity of the staff.

At the CULTUR€ – Matching with Busine$$ event, you get to know other parties looking for cooperation, and you get help from experts to finance the cooperation. In addition, you get to see how other companies have utilized cultural services to find and increase added value.

Time: 30 May 2024, 18:00-20:30 
Place: BusinessAsema & Startup Station, Hallituskatu 36, Oulu


8:00 – 18:05 Kick-off performance (Software Development, Soft Robotics, Dance, Circus)

18:05 – 8:20 Welcome, Oulu2026, examples from around the world

18:20 – 18:30 Collaboration pitching

18:30 – 18:35 Cooperation ‘warming up’

18:35 – 19:00 Free mingling, introductions, and clinics

19:00 – 19:10 Collaboration pitching

19:10 – 19:40 Panel discussion

19:40 – 20:30 Free mingling + Chill Out Lounge


During the event, you can pitch to find partners. You can present your own product, service or even a new form of cooperation based on your skills. You have 2 minutes to present your proposal. Remember to book a pitch in advance during registration and briefly describe your topic.


Two types of clinics are offered at the event: individual consultancy and clinics aimed at groups, the goal of which is to support the development of collaborative projects. Book a suitable clinic when registering. Please only choose the clinics you plan to attend, so that there is room for everyone.

  • Creative network project clinic (individual clinic) Sofia-Charlotta Kakko (Creative network project, Taike)
  • Creative solution – How do I present my idea in a business financing application? (group clinic) Katariina Imporanta
  • Inventors’ Clinic (group and individual consultation) Jukka Berg

This event is more than just a gathering; it’s a step towards building a global community that values and celebrates cultural diversity. It’s an invitation to be part of a larger conversation, to contribute to a tapestry that is as rich and varied as the people who weave it.

Enjoy a cozy chillout lounge to maximize your networking opportunities. There will be snacks and drinks, live background music, and art installations. The event will be hosted by the driving force of Radio Kaleva Sini Salmirinne.

Contact Person
Tanja Råman, Taikabox