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Intelligent Machines cluster in the Tampere Region . Did you know that…. …The world’s largest port automation test area is situated in the biggest Nordic inland city? …The world’s leading mining and tunneling manufacturer comes from a city that has no mines or tunnels, except for cars?

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did you know that
Did you know that…

…The world’s largest port automation test area is situated in the biggest Nordic inland city?

…The world’s leading mining and tunneling manufacturer comes from a city that has no mines or tunnels, except for cars?

…Two deep sea submarines, MIR I and MIR II, were built and tested in a city located between two vast lakes with max depth of 40 meters?

…The world’s first smartphone, the Nokia Communicator, was born in 1996 in a city that neighbors a town called Nokia?

what is the intelligent machines cluster about
What is the Intelligent Machines cluster about?


Machines &





Top research and education, labor with know-how

New innovation and applicationenablers, ICT and mobile sector, Otherclusters

Service and systemproviders, addedvalue and subcontractors

Manufacturing and assemblies

Innovations and network

New Factory, Demola, Protomo, Konela, Suuntaamo:



National and international coordination of the cluster

intelligently working together
Intelligently working together


AGCO PowerAvant TecnoBrontoSkyliftCargotecFastemsGlastonJohn DeereMetso AutomationMetso Mining and ConstructionSandvik


Hydraulics and electronics: Dynaset, DA-Design, Parker Hannifin

Design and engineering:Enmac, Comatec, Idean Enterprises

Control and software:

Novatron, CrossControl, Wapice

Product development, testing and simulation:

Creanex, OptoFidelity, Atostek

Power and transmission:

Katsa, GardnerDenver, Msc Electronics

Manufacturing and assemblies:

Takoma, HT Laser, Peiron


globally recognized innovation platforms
Globally recognized innovation platforms

The New Factory is an environment for open innovation where ideas can be processed into prototypes, pilot projects, products and services, new business and new jobs.

Demola is an open innovation environment where university students from different fields develop products and services in teams together with companies and public-sector organizations.

Protomo is a developing community for starting businesses where idea developers, seasoned professionals and young talents spar each other when creating new products and service development.

Suuntaamo connects ordinary people in the development of new and innovative products and services and at the same time improve their own living environment.

Konela is a new center of innovation for mechanical engineering and energy technology. Konela is coordinated by the innovation company Hermia

visionary organisations and companies
Visionary organisations and companies

Hermia has a strong experience in operating between the industrial sector and R&D. Hermia is the most important Finnish innovation company in the ICT and mechanical engineering fields, bringing together players from numerous high-tech industries.

FIMECC (Finnish Metals and Engineering Competence Cluster) creates new international research networks, top science, application-driven research contents and business benefits.

FIMA (The Forum for Intelligent Machines) is a co-operation forum for more than 30 companies that operate in the research, development, and manufacturing of mobile work machines.

where do we get the know how
Where do we get the know-how?

The Tampere Region’s universities provide high-level education and they are active cooperation partners for industry. Supporting research, development and education:


Intelligent Hydraulics and Automation

Engineering Design Pervasive Computing Electronics and Communications Engineering

Signal Processing Production Engineering Optoelectronics Research Centre ORC


The School of Information Sciences


A specialization program of intelligent machines for students of technology


Virtual prototyping in the machine and vehicle industry

New intelligent and ecologic solutions for machines and vehicles

Life cycle management and service business technologies


Adult education: machinery and metal technology

Vocational qualifications: technology and transport sector study programs


Automotive field

Electricity and automation


the business environment
The business environment

In Tampere everything works

  • World class research and university-industry collaboration
  • High level of technology, system integration and industrial service business know-how with deep understanding of customer processes and needs
  • Easy to reach– one-day business trip to all major locations
  • Talented, experienced and loyal workforce provides good value for the money
  • Growth center that keeps on growing
  • At the top of the most attractive Finnish cities – year after year
tampere is in the heart of finland
Tampere is in the heart of Finland

Tampere Region

- Population 499 000- 31 000 places of business- 2nd largest airport in the country

- 2/3 of Finns live with in 1,5h drive from Tampere

- Technology industry in the Tampere Region:

  • Turnover 7 000 M€
  • Employment 34 000
  • Companies 1 000
  • R&D investments 750 M€
functional finland
Functional Finland

Gateway to Europe:Finland offers a central location in the expanding markets of Northern Europe and also provides an ideal business gateway to Russia.

Safe and stable: Finland enjoys the highest possible AAA status with the global credit rating agencies Fitch Ratings, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s. Finland is famous for its transparency, straightforwardness and low levels of bureaucracy.

Competent facilities:According to WEF’s Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011, Finland has the best availability of scientists and engineers who are trained by one of the best educational systems in the world.

Easy and Innovative:Finnish infrastructure excels in terms of physical transportation as well as telecommunications. Technology infrastructure is one of the best in Europe.

the most competitive country in the eu
The mostcompetitive country in the EU

Finland’s global rankings:

#1 Health and primary education

#1 Higher education and training

#1 Availability of scientists and engineers

#1 Property rights and IPR protection

#2 Protection of minority shareholders’ interest

#2 Innovation

#2 Quality of education system

#2 Quality of mathematics and science education

#2 Extent of staff training

#2 Capacity to retain talent

#1 Availability of latest technologies

#2 Tertiary education graduates in OECD

#3 Company spending on R&D

#3 Quality of overall infrastructure

contact us and join the intelligent m achines revolution
Contact us and join the Intelligent Machines revolution!

For information on how to combine innovation, research and know-how with other industries, request materials on the other top clusters of the Tampere Region:

  • ICT
  • Life sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Creative businesses
  • Cleantech & Energy
  • Nanotechnology