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Tampere has been the cradle of industry and the capital of manufacturing in Finland. Through smart specialisation and renewing our manufacturing industry we will maintain our position among the most advanced regions in Europe.
Renewing the manufacturing industry is at the heart of our regional development. We will regain our position at the forefront of manufacturing regions by combining new technologies to our products and services. We will use new ways of doing things: e.g. innovation platforms, system trials, demonstrations and international co-creation. We would like to go beyond clusters and lead our manufacturing industry to post-cluster competition.
Our smart specialisation strategy focuses at creating talent and capability building and catalyzing of business ecosystems in four main fields: smart mobility, smart housing & infrastructure, industry renewal, advanced treatments and human spare parts, which rely on key enabling technologies, such as computing, signal processing, photonics, advanced manufacturing and biomedicine. New ways of innovation are developed and used to take our key industries to global market leaders.
We see interregional cooperation as an essential part of our regional development. A good cooperation example is the Tampere University of Technology led initiative BSR Manufacturing Belt, which seeks to strengthen the competitiveness of the manufacturing industry in the Baltic Sea Region countries by promoting macroregional smart specialisation and attracting more private investments in research and innovation.
Another good example of interregional partnerships is the Tampere-Skåne collaboration, which is based on the regions’ smart specialisation strategies. We share the ambition for value creating international collaboration, concentrating on cities’ demands and developing concrete demonstrations. We will cooperate in developing the innovation capabilities and ecosystems and certain industrial sectors (logistics, health, ICT and media).