Finland has been touted as a buzzing centre of cleantech activity for some years. The country with the happiest people in the world, with the best air quality, is naturally the country that will save the planet as well. With companies like Ecolan and Carbofex, two rising cleantech stars in Tampere Region, it might actually be possible.
Digita and Smart Tampere have started a LoRaWAN technology based IoT pilot in Tampere. During the pilot companies, research centers and the City of Tampere have an opportunity to test and develop new smart city solutions in the network. For example street lighting control and monitoring the indoor air quality of buildings can be experimented. The pilot is part of the series of agile experiments of Smart Tampere.
Collaboration to Growth: Two very different companies tested the Futurice Lean Service Creation methodology. Sales and Marketing Manager Tiina Pessi of Tampereen Aluetaksi and CEO Reima Viljanen of Kjelp will share their views along with Futurice’s Culture Advisory Lead Mirkka Länsisalo and Senior Service Designer Jaana Olsson.
Say goodbye to cumbersome activity trackers and bulky smartwatches! We will soon see a new generation of flexible films that mold to our body like a second skin to monitor our performance and vital signs.
The Smart Tampere program is boosting smart city development with agile experiments, where companies can test their services or products using the city as a test bed and a living lab. Around twenty experiment projects arose in 2018.
Tampere region has a solid history of conceiving and developing some of the best imaging technology. With world-renowned brands like Nokia and Huawei basing their R&D sites in Tampere, this trend is set to continue.