Member Profile

Tampere Region

Presentation of the Region

Renewing the manufacturing industry is at the heart of Tampere Region’s development. We aim to keep our position at the forefront of manufacturing regions by combining new technologies to our products and services. We use new ways of doing things in our innovation ecosystems: e.g. innovation platforms, system trials, demonstrations and international co-creation.

Our smart specialisation strategy focuses on creating talent, building capability and catalysing business and innovation ecosystems in fields like manufacturing industry, health and bio sector, circular economy and smart cities. These are also the spearheads of the smart specialisation strategy of Tampere Region. Our actors rely on key enabling technologies, such as computing, signal processing, photonics, AI, advanced manufacturing and biomedicine. Continuous innovation ensures our industry aims at global markets not just now but also in the future.

We see interregional cooperation as an essential part of our regional development. Our university community together with companies looks to Europe and beyond.

Tampere Region grows steadily and it has the second largest population among the Finnish regions (518 703 inhabitants in July 2020). Tampere Region is home to almost 1 in 10 Finns.

The Council of Tampere Region is the regional authority representing region’s 23 municipalities. The Council works in close cooperation with various stakeholders like businesses, universities and public sector actors. The Regional

RIS3 Priorities

Tampere Region is in the process of updating its smart specialisation strategy in 2021. The priorities are:

- Digital manufacturing
- Well-being and health services and systems
- Smart city solutions
- Circular economy

Political Representatives
Roope Lehto

President of the Board, The Regional Council of Tampere Region

Regional Contact Persons
Esa Halme

Region Mayor, The Regional Council of Tampere Region

Päivi Myllykangas

Director, Regional Development, The Regional Council of Tampere Region

Heini Wallander

Senior Business Advisor, Intelligent machines and automation, Business Tampere

Brussels Contact Persons
Hannele Räikkönen

Director, Tampere Region EU Office

Petra Kortelainen

Senior Advisor, European Affairs, Tampere Region EU Office

Regional Address

The Council of Tampere Region
Kelloportinkatu 1 B, P.O. Box 1002
33101 Tampere

Brussels Office Address

19-21 rue du Luxembourg
1000 Brussels

Our Pilots

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ESM and Bioeconomy Pilots successful in TAF-applications

Technical Assistance Facility (TAF), launched by the European Commission as a tool to support Smart Specialisation Platforms (S3P) -Industry investment projects has been open for a second assessmen

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ESM Pilot closes 2019 reflecting on its role in the new programming period

The ESM Pilot annual meeting took place in Brussles on 13th December.

Vanguard’s 3DP pilot: New demo-case for lifelong learning in additive manufacturing receives funding through Horizon 2020 EIT Raw

The project for lifelong learning in additive manufacturing (LILIAM) is a project within the Vanguard Initiative’s demo-case on Tooling, Machinery and Complex Shapes. LILIA

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Vanguard Initiative meets the European Parliament to foster Industrial Policies in Europe

On Wednesday 8 October 2014, representatives of the Vanguard Initiative’s Regions met several MEPs for a fruitful discussion on industrial policy.

New Era of Urban Safety & Security? SURE!

Over the course of more than three years, the SURE - Smart Urban Security and Event Resilience project team has gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience on urban and

Future Mobile Work Machine

Future Mobile Work Machine