Tampere, Centre of Finnish Industry

Tampere is the second largest, attractive and growing metropolitan area in Finland. It aims to be an internationally known, attractive and smart city for companies and citizens to invest on. As of the moment, the city of Tampere plays a lead role both at a European level and at a national level. These include The Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC) initiative, and the Innovative Cities Programme (INKA). The projects formulated are based on developing smart cities solutions, renewable industry and future health care programmes. Moreover, it envisions the city to be carbon-neutral by 2030, 20 years earlier than it was initially planned.

To meet these ambitious goals, digital solutions, new business innovations and smart infrastructure will be incorporated to the lives of its citizens and to the city as a whole.

Tammerkosken rantaa


square km of land




of the three most rapidly developing regions in Finland


lakes and ponds in the city itself

All the actions in Tampere

Buildings will be refurbished using smart energy-efficient systems like heat recovery, building energy modelling and other advanced ICT schemes. In addition, combined heating and cooling energy systems will be introduced to reduce and recycle heat waste.

Aside from the electric vehicles and charging stations, which will be introduced to the local community, advanced ICT solutions like the Green Light Optimised Speed Advisory (GLOSA) will be established to advise the drivers the correct speed needed to pass through the traffic lights, which are all signaled in green. They will promote better mobility within the city while reducing the carbon emissions generated by fuel-based cars and traffic.