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Intelligent Machines and Automation

Tampere region is known internationally for its intelligent mobile work machines and extensive ICT expertise. The role of intelligent machines and the automation ecosystem is to promote cooperation between the various stakeholders in the business network and to support the creation of new business opportunities. We are strengthening the region's position as a center of excellence for the renewing industry.

Cooperation strengthens the renewing industry in the Tampere region

Business Tampere brings stakeholders together, helps to increase everyone’s skills and increases the region’s attractiveness as a business location.

With us, new know-how and the renewal of network operations are supported by, among others:

  • Tampere University
  • Tampere University of Applied Sciencies
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Tampere Vocational College Tredu and  Tampere Adult Education Centre, TAKK
  • SMACC, Smart Machines and Manufacturing Competence Centre
  • FIMA, Forum for Intelligent Machines ry
  • DIMECC – Digital, Internet, Materials & Engineering Co-Creation
  • MEX Finland, The Manufacturing Excellence Finland

VIDEO: Tampere - Hub of intelligent machines and manufacturing

 There are over 220 companies in the intelligent machines and automation ecosystem in Tampere region. Watch the video and learn what Tampere has to offer as the center of excellence of the industry.

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Intelligent machines - the center of excellence in the region

Tampere region is a center of excellence for intelligent mobile machines. There are ten global market leaders in their region. All of these players have product development and innovation activities and almost all also manufacturing facilities in the region.

A long industrial history, strong ICT know-how, manufacturing expertise and network, combined with creative engineering work and active research community makes Tampere region one of the best places in the world to develop intelligent machines.

In total, there are more than 160 companies in the inteligent machines industry in the Tampere metropolitan area with a combined turnover of more than EUR 13,000 million and employing more than 50,000 people.



Strong manufacturing expertise

Tampere metropolitan area  is a center with strong manufacturing expertise. Automation, small series and metalworking are the region’s top areas of excellence. Quality is the strength of our players. A large number of companies of different sizes offer solutions for component, prototype and contract manufacturing.

We export development forward, and we’ll show you the way, whether it be material-side innovations, robotics and industry 4.0 solutions, opportunities, or machine vision applications in the production offered by 3D printing. With the help of extensive networks of actors, we also utilize international know-how.

Digitizing industry

Modern work machines and processes are increasingly utilizing solutions welling from automation, digitalization and artificial intelligence. The machines analyze their environment and communicate with it. Autonomy and the degree of automation are increasing. Energy efficiency requirements also promote digitalization.

The region’s strong ICT know-how and numerous leading companies in digitalization provide excellent conditions for exploiting and developing these opportunities.

Our field of operations covers companies from sensors to AI, IoT and data analytics expertise, proactive maintenance solutions and virtual reality opportunities. Machine vision solutions and imaging are one of the top areas of expertise in our region, in addition to safety.

Top experts to accelerate success

One in six Tampere residents is a student. The region attracts and produces top experts to accelerate the development and success of companies. The University of Tampere, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tampere Vocational College Tredu and  Tampere Adult Education Centre, TAKK guarantee the skilled professionals of the future and a broad research and development environment for companies to use.

Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT also works strongly with industry in the region, bringing along international research environments.


OEM's in the region

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