Invest in tampere

Tampere - Thriving through technology

Tampere is one of the fastest growing city regions in Finland offering excellent business and working opportunities. The population is estimated to grow by 20% by the year 2030. Still, the cost level is lower than in many other big economic areas. Tampere will invest over 3 billion euros for new city development in the coming years.

ICT, intelligent machines and manufacturing industries have an exceptionally wide and varied business base in Tampere region. Tampere region has an exceptionally high research and development expenditure, 7% of GDP.

36.000 university students and 34.000 technology industry professionals offer an excellent talent pool.


Tampere region has almost 50 years of history and cumulative competence in information and communication technology. The ICT sector alone employs over 15000 people and half of these are working in the mobile cluster where companies like Nokia, Intel and Microsoft play a significant role in the region.


Intelligent machines is one of the industries in the Tampere region which benefits from the strong ICT cluster. Tampere region is a home for 10 globally operating world market leaders in their own market segment. Companies like Kalmar, Sandvik and AGCO Power have seen the opportunities in the region.


The cleantech sector has emerged from a broad network of companies, and local companies work in close cooperation with universities. For green technology companies, the region and especially the Kolmenkulma Eco-Industrial park provide unique opportunities to test and develop new business models, technologies and services in a vibrant operating environment.


Tampere is a globally important location for R&D&I combining medicine, biology and technology. Kauppi Campus consists of the Institute of Biomedical Technology, School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, the biotechnology hub Finn-Medi and Tampere University Hospital. In the coming years, Kauppi Campus will have 10000 health professionals, 5000-10000 customers and 10000 students.


Tampere’s nanotechnology cluster is formed by three microclusters: advanced materials platform, aerosol technology and photonics clusters, all emerging from innovative research in Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and its active cooperation with the companies. Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at TUT is the leading nanophotonics research centre in Finland.


Oula Välipakka
Tampere Region Economic Development Agency Tredea
Senior Manager, Business Development and Invest in
+358 40 552 2000

Petri Nykänen
Tampere Region Economic Development Agency Tredea
Director, Business Development and Invest in
+358 40 806 2375

Oliver Hussey
Tampere Region Economic Development Agency Tredea
Senior Manager, Business Development and Invest in
+358 40 679 4142