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From idea to innovation

Together we promote the utilisation of research findings and innovations and support new companies and businesses during the early start-up phase. This allows us to accelerate the sustainable renewal of broader society, industry and business at the regional and international levels.

Utilisation of research results

Research generates new methods, knowledge and technologies that are brought to market to be utilised by consumers, companies and other stakeholders. This maximises the positive impact that research makes on society. We keep you up-to-date with the intellectual property – such as licenses, inventions and patents – created within our university community.

A significant number of the inventions conceived within our community are transferred to companies or our partners to be protected and further exploited. Innovations give companies an edge over their competitors in the global market. We are always on the lookout for new partner companies and business professionals to join our new projects. 

New business, partners and sparring expertise

Our university community supports business growth in many ways. New business is born, for example, from:

  • commissioned research and licensing
  • knowledge and technology transfer to spin-offs and existing companies
  • students’ own ideas 

Our university community offers a variety of coaching, mentoring and sparring services. We offer you access to our expertise throughout the process of refining, protecting and commercialising your ideas. Start-ups born within our university community can also be excellent partners for your company.

Innovation services for companies

We help small and medium-sized companies to innovate. Together we can assess the potential and further development of your ideas and innovations and identify funding opportunities. We also offer solutions and expertise for developing the activities, technologies, products and services of different-sized companies. 

Contact us:

IPR and commercialisation projects of the Tampere university community:
Innovation Services, inventions [at]

Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial services:
Y-kampus, y-kampus [at] (y-kampus[at]tuni[dot]fi),

Assessment of the ideas and innovations of companies:
TAMK Innovation Services for companies, markku.oikarainen [at]