Solutions to big and small problems

Long-term partnerships are often born out of collaborative projects that evolve into close professional relationships and extensive international projects.

The Tampere University community helps companies and public organisations resolve their problems, whether big or small. We offer you access to the expertise of our researchers, experts and students to develop your products, services and business activities. Our research and development services are available to all companies and organisations. We continuously develop our operational models and forms of collaboration to meet the needs of companies of all sizes.

Our university community represents a broad spectrum of sciences and covers the entire research, development and innovation (RDI) chain from multidisciplinary basic research to innovations and development activities. We have unique expertise in developing applications that benefit industry, business and the public sector. Our multidisciplinary research and development platforms combine world-class science and applied research with practical innovations. 

We carry out research and development projects together with companies, public organisations, the third sector and other higher education and research institutions. Collaborative projects are conducted to develop new broad-ranging solutions that meet the needs of society and businesses. Even small-scale projects can grow into major collaborative R&D projects, innovations, new jobs and successful business. Together we promote the utilisation of research findings and innovations and support new companies 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.

Multiple sources of funding are available for companies for developing their activities. Companies can also tap into these funding opportunities in collaboration with Tampere University or Tampere University of Applied Sciences. Some of the main sources of funding for our RDI activities are the EU funding programmes and Business Finland.

Solutions to a narrowly focused problem

Competitiveness through co-creation

Our university community and campuses host a broad range of co-creation platforms and networks in different fields. They offer diverse opportunities for involvement to large and small companies, research groups, students and other experts. These platforms and networks bring together people who are interested in similar development themes and open up opportunities for renewal not only to companies but also to industrial sectors.

Each platform employs a different operating model. What they have in common is a culture of experimentation, a multidisciplinary approach, and the sharing of knowledge and expertise.

Join our multidisciplinary collaboration to

  • promote industrial renewal
  • develop new business
  • strengthen the competitiveness of your company and the field in general
  • tap into the latest research knowledge and expertise
  • build contacts with the best experts
  • participate in and organise events
Co-creation platforms
Industry Ambassadors