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Updated on 27.11.2019

From heavy to smart industry

For more than a hundred years, Tampere has been a location where machines have been built for various applications. Globalized companies have survived and changed.

Interactive technology in action at Tampere University of Technology research lab
Photo: Opa Latvala

The mobile technology and R&D in universities have helped evolving and new companies to be born in Finland. In an odd way, many cities have benefited from the decline fortunes because a large pool of talent has been freed up as a result.

The powerful industry cluster that evolved around mobile communications remains strong. Many former Nokia employees have founded their own small companies or been recruited by firms at the cutting-edge of technology, for example in the fields of mobile networks and game technology creating a new vivid startup scene in Tampere.

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