Opportunities beyond the ordinary – Tampere Automotive Cluster and Kaira Clan connect businesses with automotive3.5.2022
The Tampere Automotive Cluster, facilitated by Business Tampere, partners actively with various stakeholders to create opportunities to its members. One such partner is the consulting company Kaira Clan, that scans companies and sectors with a wide range to find innovations for automotive industry. Have you thought of your solutions from a fresh angle?
The Tampere Region has top-grade expertise, companies and research on all key technologies needed to develop the future of automotive industry The fields of expertise in the region cover eg. digital cockpit, autonomous driving, ADAS, automotive software, connected car, data analytics and AI, embedded cyber security, imaging and camera technologies, electronics and sensors, charging systems, and more.
In the Tampere Region, the glue between the companies providing intelligent solutions and services to automotive OEMs and Tier1 providers, is the Tampere Automotive Cluster. It brings together more than 100 high-tech companies, academic and research institutes as one of the top automotive hubs in Finland. The mission of a regional cluster is to find new opportunities for business, R&D partnerships and investments.
Tampere Automotive Cluster was established in 2018 and has grown significantly ever since. The activities include regular meetups locally, networking opportunities with automotive operators and joint attendance in selected international automotive events. The regional economic development agency Business Tampere is coordinating the cluster activities.
- There’s a good drive in the cluster. The members have in common not only the industry domain, but also the will to find new collaboration and business opportunities together. Just recently we had an excellent introduction and matchmaking event with Kaira Clan and CEVT. We are excited to continue the good co-operation with Kaira Clan to provide new opportunities to our cluster members, says Ari Lylynoja, Senior Business Advisor and Tampere Automotive Cluster lead at Business Tampere.
Business opportunities above the ordinary
Kaira Clan is one of the many stakeholders Tampere Automotive Cluster is partnering with in order to generate value and find opportunities to its members. Kaira Clan is a group of innovation consultants specializing in the designing, operating, and management of innovation centers as well as technology scouting, POC validation, and innovation accelerator programs. Originally from Oulu, the company has recently moved its headquarters to Tampere.
Kaira Clan scouts businesses with new technologies and solutions for the automotive industry, currently businesses with innovations beyond the most obvious sectors are in their radar, health and well-being solutions as an example.
- Tampere Automotive Cluster has introduced us to some amazing companies in the Tampere Region, and we’re looking forward to future collaboration with them. In addition, we are currently scanning companies who might not see themselves in the automotive industry yet, but with the right, innovative mindset and collaboration they could find a place there, says Harri Paadar, Innovation Program Manager, Kaira Clan.
In September 2021, Kaira Clan announced a joint collaboration with CEVT (China Euro Vehicle Technology AB), and the company works as a CEVT’s representative in Finland. CEVT has been active in the Finnish startup ecosystem the past few years.
- As the facilitator of the CEVT’s Innovation Hub in Finland, our goal is to offer to the Finnish startups and innovation research companies a clear path to productise their solutions in the automotive industry, says Tero Blomqvist, CEO, Kaira Clan.
Upcoming Tampere Automotive Cluster events and joint activities
- VECS (Vehicle Electronics and Connected Services) event will take place on May 17 -18, 2022 in Gothenburg, Sweden
- Next Tampere Automotive cluster meeting will be arranged in June in Tampere, Finland
If you want be part of the Tampere Automotive Cluster or got interested in extending your business to automotive, contact Mr. Ari Lylynoja at Business Tampere.
Kaira Clan is a group of innovation consultants specializing in the designing, operating, and management of innovation centers as well as technology scouting, POC validation, and innovation accelerator programs. Originally from Oulu, the company has recently moved its headquarters to Tampere. www.kairaclan.com
CEVT (China Euro Vehicle Technology AB) is an innovation center for Chinese Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, developing mobility solutions for a different tomorrow. Modular development, advanced virtual engineering, and software development enable CEVT to deliver world-class technology to all Geely Group brands. The most well-known Geely brands in Europe include Volvo, Polestar, Lotus, and the London taxi. www.cevt.se
Business Tampere is the regional economic development agency of the Tampere region matches companies with growth opportunities and partnerships in the Tampere Region, Finland and globally.We at Business Tampere offer expertise in business service development, investments and internationalisation opportunities. www.businesstampere.com