News & Stories>Tampere meets north rhine-westphalia 7-9.6.2016 Updated at: 31.05.2016

Tampere meets North Rhine-Westphalia 7-9.6.2016

The Tampere Region has an exceptionally good availability of talents and technology teams for R&D needs of German companies. Tredea team is heading to North Rhine-Westphalia to introduce German companies to Finnish customers, partners and technology providers.

Tampere based companies Leadin and TreLab with the Tampere Region Economic Development Agency Tredea are doing a road trip to Germany in North Rhine-Westphalia June 7th to 9th. They are meeting North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) based companies to highlight what Tampere has to offer e.g. in Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet sectors.

The goal of the trip is to introduce German companies to Finnish customers, partners and technology providers to help their business grow. They also introduce German companies to Tampere Region's leading research teams in the three universities and connect them with the start-up community in order to generate necessary new business models and revenue streams.

It‘s of common knowledge that Finland is ranking very highly in terms of education (Pisa) and industrial digitalization, but it’s now widely known that Tampere is the birthplace of Industrial IoT.

TAMPERE – A TALENT GOLD MINE

Tampere region has an exceptionally good availability of talents and technology teams for R&D needs of German companies. Recent changes at Microsoft Mobile and Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent) has released over 1000 highly experienced (with experience of 10-20 years) technology professionals in Tampere region. This “talent pool” is seeking flexible cooperation with NRW industry to address German expert shortage.

TAMPERE IN A NUTSHELL

In Tampere there is a unique culture of open innovation between companies, universities, research institutes and the city. Tampere acts as a living lab for companies which develop smart city technologies, products and service solutions enabled by the open data. The three universities in Tampere are internationally ranked amongst the highest for industry collaboration. Multidisciplinary university students solve companies' challenges through Demola, an award winning innovation platform.

German companies like Bosch Rexroth, Hydac, Contitech and Beckhoff are already in Tampere. Also Tampere based FIMECC (Finnish Metals and Engineering Competence Cluster) is the strategic partner to it’s OWL.

ABOUT TREDEA

Tampere Region Economic Development Agency Tredea promotes and facilitates international investments in Tampere, Finland. We assist international companies that are looking to find partners, set up research collaborations and to find top-level staff in the Tampere region. Whether you’re looking for expertise, support or various networks – we can help. All free of charge and with full confidentiality.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Oula Välipakka
Senior Manager, Business Development and Invest in
Tampere Region Economic Development Agency Tredea
tel. +358405522000
oula.valipakka@tredea.fi

Oliver Hussey
Senior Manager, Business Development and Invest in
Tampere Region Economic Development Agency Tredea
tel. +358406794142
oliver.hussey@tredea.fi