Tampere is the most attractive and one of the most rapidly growing regions in Finland. Yesterday Tampere was the birth-place of Finnish manufacturing industry. Today it is the hot spot of intelligent machines and digitalization. Tomorrow Tampere will be an ideal ecosystem of Internet of Things.

The World Economic Forum ranks Finland as the number one in university-industry collaboration in R&D activities. Tampere hosts the number one university in Finland in industry collaboration according to the Times Higher Education list.

There are over 36 000 university students in 3 universities in Tampere. These universities are bunding their strengths to build an internationally attractive university.

We have easy networking business environment, where companies, universities, research and the city work together. Size matters - with 380 000 inhabitants Tampere region is big enough and suitably smalla for agile collaboration, innovative investments and fruitful development projects.

Several smart city and digitalization initiatives are taking place in Tampere. City tram, smart lighting, open campuses and smart buildings in eco-effiecient residential areas are examples of several ongoing smart city projects.

Tampere grows smart and sustainably. Over 6 billion euros worth of investments are already enabled now for the coming years.

Tampere's vision is to be an internationally recognized sustainable smart city attractive for business and citizens.

Our mission is to drive a thriving and collaborative smart Tampere ecosystem to accelerate common growth and citizen's welfare. Tampere smart ecosystem is worth to visit, to invest in an to partner with.

Anna-Kaisa Ikonen
Mayor of Tampere