Tampere Smart City Week is an event for all the people interested in smart city development. One of the week’s main events, the virtual TSCW conference held on 26-28 January, attracted over 1700 participants from 66 countries. The conference offered views, experiences, and best practices about smart city projects from over 200 speakers.
The first fully virtual Tampere Smart City Week conference covered themes from mobility to health care and security to sustainability. The importance of fluent and open co-operation between private sector, public sector and actors from various industries came up with every theme. As Mari Walls, the President of Tampere University, Jaakko Stenhäll, Deputy Mayor, and Teppo Rantanen, Executive Director of City of Tampere, highlighted in their discussion, today’s challenges such as climate change and green economy demand tight co-operation from a wide range of experts.
With almost quarter of a million citizens, Tampere city is small enough to be flexible and find effective ways to communicate, yet large and dynamic enough to produce data and scale services as well as expand, test, and collaborate with other Nordic smart cities who share the similar vision.
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The virtual TSCW conference 2021 brought together over 1700 participants and 200 speakers from 66 countries. In 2022, the conference will be held in brand new UROS LIVE arena, which will be ready by December 2021.
TSCW conference is organized by the City of Tampere together with Business Tampere, University of Tampere, Business Finland and VTT.
Photos: Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere.