City of Tampere
CITY OF TAMPERE
The City of Tampere is the third largest city in Finland and the largest inland centre in the Nordic countries. Tampere is one of the three most rapidly developing regions in Finland. It is a centre of leading-edge technology, research, education, culture, sports and business.
Tampere is among leading Nordic cities in different innovation evaluations and measurements. The city has a strong pool of ICT talent, a Bachelor-level drone education programme at the University of Applied Sciences, as well as several technology companies including experts on data fusion and situational awareness.
City of Tampere has long history and is actively developing ITS systems and services. Big infrastructure projects like new city tram and Central Deck and Arena is urban scale development on top of existing railway tracks in the heart of the city offer a great platform to develop and implement new innovations. The Goal is to add value to citizens everyday life, create new business opportunities to companies and to build sustainable city together with ITS Factory and Smart Tampere ecosystems. ITS Factory (www.itsfactory.fi) is an active business ecosystem that has operated in the region for a long time and has supported collaboration between different parties and the creation of new solutions. Smart Tampere is the strategic development programme of the City of Tampere for 2017–2021. These ecosystems consist of companies, universities, R&D organizations and public entities. Our goal is to make Tampere one of leading smart mobility cities and testing grounds in Europe.