what is it all about?

Sustainable, Intelligent and Smart City; how is it possible?

In January 2020, second time held Tampere Smart City Week answered this question. Undetectable change is taking place around citizens, but in reality it is the result of versatile research and development that evolving technology makes it possible. The smoothness of everyday life in growing cities is the vital for sustainable urban development.

Tampere Smart City Week was designed and realised in cooperation with local actors. The week of events presented how Tampere have solved the challenges of Smart City development and what opportunities it creates as seen from different industries.

Sat 25 Jan, Tampere Hall

Tiedon Valoa Science Event

Technology is a great asset when designing the smart cities of future, but the core idea is to offer better and more sustainable living for residents and businesses. Citizen participation was strongly emphasised in the Light of Knowledge (Tiedon valoa) event that opened the Tampere Smart City Week. 

Mon-Tues 27-28 Jan, TAMK

Nordic Drone Event 2020

The drone experts met at the Nordic Drone Event 2020 in Tampere to discuss the future of their field of work. Cities expect drones to maybe help them fulfill their sustainability objectives. Also, new solutions are needed for airspace management before drone operations can expand.

Mon 27 Jan, Monitoimitalo 13

TrEsports event

The E-sports day gave an opportunity for all ages to explore the theme. A model for E-sports has been created in Tampere, offering young people an easy way to participate and progress. A smart city also supports the emergence of new ecosystems, such as Tampere Game Hub.

Tue-Thu 28-30 Jan, Finnkino Plevna & Vooninki Hall

Smart City Mindtrek 2020

New ideas, solutions and visions were shared in the Smart City Mindtrek 2020 International Conference & Business Expo. There were participants from 29 countries, many of them from the Nordics and Europe, but also for example from Brazil, the US, Israel and Thailand.

Wed 29 Jan, Visiokatu 4 (VTT office)

Replication event

Participants from across Europe studied at the workshop how low-emission housing, district heating and public transport have been developed in Helsinki, Kerava, Oulu, Tampere and Vaasa. The business cases, legal issues and market barriers were also linked to the case examples.

Fri 31 Jan, Tampere Hall

Tampere Business Forum 2020

Tampere Region is known for its strong industrial history, and it was highlighted in the Tampere Business Forum, the last event of the Tampere Smart City Week. The Forum also took a look at the future, bringing forward ideas to keep the operating environment attractive for business.


Main Partners

Katri Schulze


Tampere Smart City Week

Business Tampere

— +358 40 076 5552

— katri.schulze@businesstampere.com