Business and industry - Tampere University of Technology

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Tampere University of Technology (TUT) collaborates with approximately 1,000 companies each year. We have more than 200 partner universities around the world. As our University enjoys a reputation as a forerunner in university-industry collaboration, we continuously develop new forms of cooperation.

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University-business collaboration goes from strength to strength

A recent study demonstrates that Tampere University of Technology (TUT) lives up to its impressive reputation for being at the forefront of industry-relevant research and development. The commitment to develop and pursue new collaborations with industry and business permeates the entire academic community in Tampere, more so than in many other cities.

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Spin-offs and TUT related companies

When the University transfers research-related immaterial property to a Company under a contract, a spin-off has born. The University has provided remarkable support to these kind of companies and many of them still operate at the campus premises. There are also several companies whose roots are in TUT research or the founders have been our researchers or students. The companies functions or products are somehow based on research results or the know-how from research.

Business is a concrete way to get research results in a good use and increase the value, impact and societal effect of universities research. Check out, which companies have their roots at the University!

Business at the heart of the University

"Tampere is a city with plenty of highly educated and professional workforce available from suitable research areas," says Mikko Terho, Huawei’s CTO for R&D in Finland.
The global IT and communications technology heavyweight Huawei established a new research and product development unit in Kampusareena a year ago. Dozens of employees develop camera solutions and imaging and audio algorithms for various consumer electronics products. This autumn, Ponsse and Epec established a product development unit for designing the software and automation of mobile work machines.The R&D unit, also located in Kampusareena, will have approximately 20 employees by the end of next year. "With the Tampere product development unit we are seeking to ensure the continued availability of a skilled workforce,” says Ponsse’s director of technology and R&D Juha Inberg.

If your company values an on-campus location, and access to the University's research expertise and international specialists, you are welcome you to join us! Read more

Co-creating a better built environment

Is your company operating or interested in the real estate and construction industries? Are you eager to renew the built environment and develop new business?
Tap into the latest research and expertise and build contacts with top experts at Corelab (Construction and Real Estate LABoratory)! This multidisciplinary co-creation platform fosters a culture of experimentation and constitutes a strong hub for expertise in the built environment. Get access to the latest research, events, and join multidisciplinary and research-based co-creation projects. Events and networks are free of charge, but you'll find also levels of paid opportunities to collaborate in research and education. Read more

Professional development at Tampere University of Technology

The Centre for Professional Development at Tampere University of Technology helps individuals and organizations meet their professional goals and expand their knowledge of business and technology. Our offices are located in Tampere (Edutech) and Pori (Edupoint).

Professional development at Tampere University of Technology

Start-ups, interested in CERN technologies?

New business incubation center helps start-ups tap into CERN’s expertise. The Finnish Business Incubation Center of CERN Technologies (FBC) promotes the utilization of research output and new technologies originating from Finland in collaboration with CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The call for partner companies is now open.

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Building a smarter future for the manufacturing industry

SMACC is a competence centre for smart machines and manufacturing formed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Tampere University of Technology. SMACC offers high-end services in the field of smart machines and manufacturing. Our key assets are rapid solutions, cutting-edge research expertise and extensive partnership networks. Our services are intended for companies aspiring to:

  • identify their own trumps and development targets in the digital operating environment
  • speed up their product and production development
  • test the functionality of their solutions with top experts in the field
  • improve their overall productivity.


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Finding answers to questions that do not exist yet

Competitive industries and businesses are the prerequisites for maintaining high employment rates and financial stability. The renewal of project portfolios and the improvement of efficiency and productivity while protecting the environment are the cornerstones of competitive business activities. Taking the lead in the development of materials, automation and industrial processes enables sustainable industrial growth. Read more about our research and partner with us!