Finland’s second biggest city region Tampere Region is developing heavily and investing 6-10 Billion Euro by 2030 in order to build an internationally attractive Smart City.
In the process the quality of life of the citizen increases with digital solutions while the companies taking part in this development ecosystem gain a possibility to build better products for international markets.
Through city planning Tampere has been able to ensure public and private investments of 6-10 Billion for the upcoming years. Tampere has several projects in motion that aim for innovation, new business models and enhancing communities. They include better digital solutions for companies, city organizations and daily lives of the citizens. The City of Tampere offers more and more open data for anyone to use including traffic data, location data, tourism information, as well as, city budget and procurement information.
Tampere has launched the Smart Tampere economic policy to make sure the investments are used to build a smarter city and to secure economic growth. The city itself has multiple roles in this new way of city development. Instead, and in addition to, the traditional role of procuress the city can act as a testing ground, can bring the right parties to work together or, for example, enable new solutions through city planning. At the same time the city develops its own ways of working into more community driven, experimental and sustainable direction.
”All this will make Tampere even more attractive to international companies than it is now. Tampere has a strong history in cooperation between different organizations and companies and now we have a dynamic process that enhances active cooperation even more”, says the City of Tampere’s executive director of economic policy, competitiveness and innovation, Teppo Rantanen.