Olli Rantala is currently the Project Manager for TechArt. He is the Head of Planning for the City of Oulu and he has been developing city attractiveness since 2008. Olli Rantala is dipl. engineer and BBA. Before his career in the City of Oulu he has been working as HP (Hewlett Packard) Business Manager, Market Supervisor for Stora Enso, and as the Executive Director for Oulu Music video Festival and Air Guitar Word Championships.
TechArt Project in a nutshel:
The purpose of TechArt is to build and pilot an ecosystem which combines both technology and art and culture. Oulu has been a forerunner in high-tech research, product development and the startup field of the industry. However, technologies created and developed in Oulu are seen less frequently, e.g. in Oulu. in the cityscape and public spaces with content created in art and culture. The TechArt project strengthens the region’s importance in product development that combines technology and culture. During TechArt both the technology companies and stakeholders together with the artist will create new content which will make the innovations more visible in the city. TechArt is part of Oulu2026, European Capital of Culture 2026.