Investment Areas>Creative businesses Updated at: 16.11.2017


Tampere University of Applied Sciences at Mediapolis. Photo: Opa Latvala

Tampere is the city of theatre and culture. This, combined with our cutting-edge high technology and innovativeness, forms the base for flourishing creative businesses in the region.

The creative business ecosystem in the region:

Our top research and education organizations collaborate with culture and arts institutions like theatres, concert producers, museums and festivals. 

Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) offers degrees, for example, in digital sound and commercial music, scriptwriting and visual expression, film and television, media and arts, music, information technology, media production and International project management.

TAMK has it's media and arts education situated in Mediapolis which is an international media campus concentrating on content production and audio-visual information and communications technology. Production companies and students work side-by-side in an energetic atmosphere creating their own stories while utilising different media.

Creative business companies in the Tampere Region:

(For more comprehensive and detailed information about companies that operate in the field of creative business in the Tampere Region can be found in our company and research directory

Human motion, acting, sensor-based performance

  • 3D Motion capture, user experience, usability, user interfaces, human machine interaction, film, TV, theatre

Companies: Troll VFX, T7 The Centre for Practice as Research in Theatre, Tampereen Komediateatteri, Tampereen Palatsiteatteri

Storytelling, content creation

  • Marketing, audio-visual content production, company communications, educational materials, occupational health

Companies: Adsek, Aito Media, Mediabeat, Mediacompany Bermuda, Team Action Zone, RockAdillo Records & Production

Digital games development

  • Serious gaming, educational gaming contents and methods, entertainment content

Companies: Rovio Entertainment Ltd., TrapLight, Colossar Order, Beiz

Events production

  • Festivals, events, company branding, hotels and restaurants, retail

Companies: Aku’s Factory, Tammerfest Oy, Tampere-talo, Pirfest ry

Architecture, public locations and design

  • Exterior lighting design, city image and safety, machine building

Companies: Valoa Design, Ingman Design, Muodonmuutos, Arkkitehtikonttori Petri Pussinen Oy, Arkkitehtistudio M&Y