The 2014 Eurocities conference, held in Munich from November 5-8, highlighted Tampere’s ITS Factory among the leading examples of public – private sector cooperation in European cities. Finishing third in the conference’s Coopreation theme, the ITS Factory was selected by a panel of five independent jury members representing the host city, academia, EU institutions, media, and the third sector.

The ITS Factory is an innovation, experimentation, and development environment operated in cooperation by the city of Tampere and companies from relevant sectors. ITS Factory offers the tools developers need to create new services, including reliable, standard transport data, and crucially, it offers Tampere’s traffic and road network as a testbed for new solutions. ITS Factory brings together a community of likeminded stakeholders, whose services are currently being used by around 2,000 people a week.

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Reframing City Districts (ReCiDi)

A research project conducted by the Universities of Turku and Tampere which aims to form a new conceptual framework which will help shape the collective identity and common vision necessary to realize the future low-carbon and sustainability targets.

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An action learning and research project conducted by Aalto University and the University of Tampere which aimed to form a better understanding of the architectural requirements for successful innovation projects.