Business Directory

Tampere region is the second largest economic region in Finland. It has a population of more than 500,000, and there are more than 30.000 places of business in this region.

This business directory contains a representative set of businesses from the key clusters in the region. The clusters are:

  • Manufacturing industry
  • Intelligent machines
  • ICT
  • Life science
  • Creative business
  • Nanotechnology
  • Cleantech and energy

The business directory highlights companies that have competences relevant for business in these clusters.  More information about the clusters can be found also on our website.

Tampere Region’s startups

Tampere Business Region directory also provides visibility to the active tech startup community in Tampere region when Tampere Region’s startup companies can now be found in Tampere region business directory.  Two business directories have been merged under one comprehensive site.

This service enables national and international investors to have easy access to the innovation and startup business potential in the region.



Research Directory

Finland has the best availability of scientists and engineers in the world. Finland is also ranked as the best country in university-industry collaboration in R&D (WEF 2014-2015).

Tampere region offers good availability of competent experts. In the city of Tampere every 5th person is a university student. In total, there are about 38.000 university students in Tampere.

  • Tampere University of Technology is the second biggest technical university in Finland.
  • University of Tampere is the most popular multidisciplinary university in Finland (applicants 2013), and
  • Tampere University of Applied Sciences is the most popular university of applied sciences in Finland (applicants 2013).

Tampere university of Technology and University of Tampere have both strong collaboration with industry and academia worldwide. In addition to the universities, Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) operates in Tampere, and provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services.

The research directory highlights research groups capable and interested in industry collaboration.