Tampere Region is best known for its strong ICT and manufacturing clusters. These sectors provide other industries a solid foundation for continuous growth and development. Tampere Region has almost 50 years of history and cumulated competence in information and communication technology. For example, the smartphone was born in Tampere in 1996.
Every 5th Nokia USPTO patent originates from Tampere.
*Data is based on USPTO public data on Nokia (and Networks/NSN) patents between 1993 and 2012. Nokia/NSN had files 10121 patents which were public at the time of analysis.
Tampere has high amount of skilled workforce to offer in the field of ICT, thanks to our three universities, reputation as the best city in Finland and to the solid backround in technology development. In Tampere technology industries employ 34.000 people in almost 3000 companies. The ICT sector alone employs 16.000 people.