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ICT CLUSTER IN THE TAMPERE REGION. Did you know that…...all of the following innovations have seen daylight for the very first time in the Tampere Region?

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1 ICT CLUSTER IN THE TAMPERE REGION

2 Did you know that…...all of the following innovations have seen daylight for the very first time in the Tampere Region? NMT phone call Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) Bioabsorbable implant Electromechanical film Micro-chrystallized chitosan GSM phone call Walking forest machine First Communicator (Nokia 9000) Digital x-ray image Mobile phone camera (Nokia 7650) Automated mine loading Fog screen walkthrough display Automated container terminal Preservative-free prostaglandin eye-drop for glaucoma treatment New jawbone was grown from a patient’s fat cells using stem cell technology Biodegradable implant that releases antibiotics

3 ICT Cluster – World-class technologies and R&D LONG HISTORY IN APPLYING NEW INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES VERSATILE COMPANY BASE - Utilisation of ICT in various areas of business - Skilled people - Capability of renewal - Co-operation with innovation platforms UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES High quality research and education, labour with know-how MODERN INNOVATION PLATFORMS New Factory, Demola, Protomo, Konela, Suuntaamo NEW INNOVATION AND APPLICATION ENABLERS, OTHER CLUSTERS IN THE TAMPERE REGION

4 Top level ICT companies operating in the Tampere Region NOKIA NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS ROVIO ENTERTAINMENT TELIASONERA VINCIT IXONOS INTEL TIETO CGI ACCENTURE SOLTEQ QUALCOMM ATHEROS

5 How do we operate? The New Factory is an environment for open innovation where ideas can be processed into prototypes, pilot projects, products and services, new business and new jobs. Demola is an open innovation environment where university students from different fields develop products and services in teams together with companies and public-sector organizations. Protomo is a developing community for starting businesses where idea developers, seasoned professionals and young talents spar each other when creating new products and service development. Suuntaamo connects ordinary people in the development of new and innovative products and services and at the same time improve their own living environment.

6 Where do we get the know-how? The Tampere Region’s universities provide high-level education and they are active cooperation partners for the ICT industry. Supporting research, development and education: TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Software Engineering research Human-centred technology research Research on embedded multi-core computing platforms NPG – Networks and Protocols Research Group OPTEK – improving IT acquisition at Finnish grammar schools Printable Electronics Research Group Signal processing research groups VASIM – Vascular Imaging Group WISE – Wireless Identification and Sensing Systems Research Group UNIVERSITY OF TAMPERE TRIM – Tampere Research Center for Information and Media CIS – Research Center for Information and Systems TAUCHI – Tampere Unit for Computer Human Interaction VTT – TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND Communication platforms Context-aware services ICT for health and well-being Information and network security Knowledge-intensive services Embedded systems Media technologies Network technologies Software development TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES Bachelor’s degree programme in Information Technology International Master’s degree programme in Information Technology

7 The business environment In Tampere everything works World class research and university-industry collaboration High level of technology, system integration and industrial service business know-how with deep understanding of customer processes and needs Easy to reach– one-day business trip to all major locations Talented, experienced and loyal workforce provides good value for the money Growth center that keeps on growing At the top of the most attractive Finnish cities – year after year

8 Tampere is in the heart of Finland Tampere Region - Fastest growing region in Finland - Population places of business - 2nd largest airport in the country - 2/3 of Finns live with in 1,5h drive from Tampere Technology industry in the Tampere Region Turnover > M€ Employment > Companies> R&D investments > 750 M€

9 Functional Finland Gateway to Europe: Finland offers a central location in the expanding markets of Northern Europe and also provides an ideal business gateway to Russia. Safe and stable: Finland enjoys the highest possible AAA status with the global credit rating agencies Fitch Ratings, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s. Finland is famous for its transparency, straightforwardness and low levels of bureaucracy. Competent facilities: According to WEF’s Global Competitiveness Report , Finland has the best availability of scientists and engineers who are trained by one of the best educational systems in the world. Easy and Innovative: Finnish infrastructure excels in terms of physical transportation as well as telecommunications. Technology infrastructure is one of the best in Europe.

10 The most competitive country in the EU Finland’s global rankings: #1 Health and primary education #1 Higher education and training #1 Availability of scientists and engineers #1 Property rights and IPR protection #1 Availability of latest technologies #2 University-industry collaboration in R&D #2 Protection of minority shareholders’ interest #2 Innovation #2 Quality of education system #2 Quality of math and science education #2 Extent of staff training #2 Country capacity to retain talent #2 Tertiary education graduates in OECD #3 Company spending on R&D #3 Quality of overall infrastructure

11 Contact us and join the forerunners of the ICT sector! For information on how to combine innovation, research and know-how with other industries, request materials on the other top clusters of the Tampere Region: Intelligent Machines Life sciences Manufacturing Creative businesses Cleantech & Energy Nanotechnology


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