The Tampere Region Safety and Security Cluster addresses the security challenges of the digitalising society
The mission of the Tampere Region Safety and Security Cluster is to secure the digitalising society. The cluster is a low-threshold innovation network for cooperation between educational institutions, the research community, companies, public organisations and NGOs.
The security cluster works extensively in the areas of comprehensive security
National security and defense industry
The Tampere region has almost a century of history with the defence industry. For strategic and operational reasons, the largest companies in the field are located in the Tampere city region, along with significant Finnish Defence Forces and other public sector actors as well as research and education organisations in the field.Read more
Smart Secure Societies
Many nationally significant solutions promoting everyday safety have been developed in Tampere, such as Digia’s 112 Suomi mobile application, Insta DefSec’s Emergency Response Center information system ERICA, Solita’s Koronavilkku mobile application, and Digia’s identity card and passport system.Read more
Safe Intelligent Industry
The Tampere region is internationally renowned for smart mobile machinery and extensive ICT expertise. Ten global market leaders intelligent machinery operate in Tampere city region, all with product development and innovation activities in the region, and almost all of them also have manufacturing there. The technology industry has 3,000 places of business in the Tampere region.Read more
The Tampere city region knowledge hub includes 2,200 software companies. The business field in the city region covers competence needs from sensors to AI, IoT and data analytics, computer vision and imaging solutions, predictive maintenance solutions, virtual reality opportunities, cybersecurity and data security.Read more
Offerings of the safety and security cluster
Multidisciplinary safety research
The Tampere city region has internationally high-quality and multidisciplinary safety and security research. There are currently about 20 safety and security related research projects under way. In addition to academic and commercial research, the cluster serves as a door to a great deal of knowledge and expertise.Read more
Diverse educational opportunities
A growing business life needs skilled workers. In the Tampere region, safety and security-related education and training is offered by Tampere University, Police University College, Tampere Vocational College Tredu and Tampere Adult Education Centre TAKK.Read more
Door to the innovation network
The Tampere Region Safety and Security Cluster opens the door to diverse and low-threshold security cooperation. Joint projects take greater strides in the development of safety and security innovations. Member events offer up-to-date information and networking opportunities.Read more
The members of the cluster
The Tampere Region Safety and Security Cluster is managed through cooperation
The Tampere Region Safety and Security Cluster consists of different actors: companies, research institutes, NGOs and public organisations. The responsibility for coordinating the cluster’s activities is divided between several organisations by theme as follows.
Business Tampere is responsible for the overall management and coordination of the cluster regarding communications, marketing, business development and events.
Tampere University is responsible for coordinating research and competence development.
The Council of Tampere Region is responsible for coordinating the social network and influencing.
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Tampere Region Safety and Security cluster and its host organization Business Tampere operate in various networks
A network of Europe’s leading security clusters. Tampere Region Safety and Security cluster is a founding member of the network. https://www.ensure-collaborative.eu/
The network of European defense regions connects organizations and clusters in the defense sector, for example to promote the dual use of technology. Promotes information exchange and finding funding sources. https://endr.eu/
The Network of Smart Cities (O&ASC) connects cities worldwide to promote peer-to-peer learning and the spread of digital, data-driven solutions. Business Tampere is a founding member of the network and a member of the management team. https://oascities.org/
A common platform of European clusters that promotes worldwide cooperation. https://clustercollaboration.eu/