Why Tampere>Facts & figures Updated at: 18.04.2016

FACTS & FIGURES

Photo: Jonne Renvall

Tampere is the most attractive and among the fastest growing regions in Finland. Around two-thirds of Finland’s economic activity is concentrated within a two-hour drive from Tampere. In Finnish popularity polls, Tampere shines out as the most attractive city!

Population & growth:

  • Tampere Region has a population of 505,000 which makes it second largest region in Finland just after Helsinki capital region.
  • Population of Tampere is estimated to grow with 90,000 inhabitants by 2030.

  • City of Tampere will invest over 6 billion euro in the development of the city by 2030.

Business environment:

  • 31,000 places of business.
  • Tampere Region has the largest concentration of mobile machinery in Europe.
  • Tampere is the 6th largest urban area and the largest inland city in the Nordic Countries.

  • For companies the key reasons to operate in Tampere Region are good availability of employees, central location and the close connections to universities.

Research & development:

  • Tampere is known for education, research and technology.
  • There are three highly esteemed international universities.
  • Up to 15% of Finland's national R&D budget is spent in the Tampere Region.
  • Finland is #1 in the world for IPR according to The World Economic Forum (WEF), Global Competitiveness Report 2014–2015.

  • According to WEF Finland is #1 in university-industry collaboration and Tampere is by far #1 in Finland.

Education: 

  • Every 5th person in Tampere is a student.
  • There are 36,000 university students and more than 34,000 vocational college or adult students.
  •  Every 6th student in Tampere University of Technology is international.
  • Tampere has been voted for the most student-friendly city in Finland.

Location:

  • The local Tampere-Pirkkala airport is the second busiest international airport in Finland.

  • Helsinki is only 1,5 hour drive away.

  • The large Finnish ports on the Gulf of Botnia are even closer.

  • Tampere is a logistical gateway to the East, with St. Petersburg just 400 kilometers away