Seminar: Future-proofing cities – STARDUST solutions and next steps 

7 June 2023
Nokia Arena, Kansikatu 3, Space Paida living lab of play
What kind of future awaits cities? Come and hear what kind of actions have been taken for a more sustainable future in Tampere in the field of mobility, energy and buildings.

The seminar is free and open for anyone interested. It is organized by City of Tampere in co-operation with Tampere University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The event is part of the Tampere Smart City Expo & Conference and Horizon 2020 funded STARDUST project.

 Remember to register by 26 May:



11.30–11.35    Welcome, Maarit Vehviläinen and Anna Vilhula, Project manager, City of Tampere   

11.35–11.45    Opening remarks, Kari Kankaala, Environment and Development Director, City of Tampere  

11.45–12.45    Tampere’s STARDUST achievements and city’s future plans  

Actions and the future of sustainable mobility in Tampere, Juha-Pekka Häyrynen, Planning Manager, City of Tampere 

Tampere’s energy solutions and development work, Pinja Salhoja, Business Intelligence Expert, Tampere Utility Company 

EPBD and Green deal challenges growing cities, Terttu Vainio, Senior Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland  

12.45–13.45    Networking lunch break  

13.45–14.45    Panel discussion: From neighbourhood demonstrations to replicated solutions for carbon neutral and resilient cities and regions   

Beyond operational: towards circularity and a life-cycle approach in today’s energy discourse, Doctoral Researcher Mario Kolkwitz, Tampere University 

 Modarator: Isabel Pinto-Seppä, Lead, EU Strategic Policies and Networks, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland 

 Participants: Alex Tomasi, Trento Municipality; Jani Tartia, City of Espoo; Kaisa Mustajärvi, City of Tampere and Leire Iriarte, Pamplona Municipality

14.45–15.00    STARDUST lessons learned, Florencio Manteca, Project coordinator of STARDUST, Cener  

15.00                 End of the seminar  

15.00–16.00    Possibility to visit Tampere Smart City Expo area