Experimental Tampere: Nothing ventured - nothing gained 13.1.2017


The Rectors' Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (Arene), together with the Finnish Government, is arranging a national tour to present and promote the richness of experimental culture in the Finnish universities of applied sciences.

Experimental Tampere Event, on Friday the 13th of January, is a forum, a place that will gather key development actors for Tampere Region and Tampere University sector: city representatives, business leaders, organizations, citizens and of course students and staff from the three universities of Tampere to network, think, work and plan together Smart Education in Tampere, Smart City. The event is invitation-only, and is located at TAMK main campus.

A Learning Café will enable the participants to brainstorm on diverse problematics important to both the development of Tampere Region and its higher education sector. This will operate as the dynamo for new innovations, creation of knowledge and competences, which are of great relevance to the Smart City and Smart Education of tomorrow.

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8.30 Welcome Coffee – Networking

8.50 Welcome words - President Markku Lahtinen, TAMK

9.00 Smart City Introduction - Teppo Rantanen, City of Tampere

9.20 - 10.40 Short introductions to Smart City themes

10.45 Coffee on the way to Learning Café

11.00 - 11.45 Learning Café: First round - Questions

11.45 - 12.30 Lunch break

12.30 Coffee on the way to Learning Café

12.45 - 14.15 Learning Café: Second round – Project proposals

14.15 Project proposals presentations

14.40 - 14.55 Students' jam: presentations of results

15.00 Reward to winning team

15.15 Final words and acknowledgments: Closure of the event


Newly confirmed participants include

    Kari Neilimo, vuorineuvos in Smart Industry

    Timo Väliharju-COSS in Smart Education

    Jarkko Haukijärvi-H&H Puhtaudenhallinta in Smart Buildings

    Petri Takala-Gofore in Smart Citizen

    Antti Leskinen-Tampere City in Smart Health

    Aline Kaihari founder of Finnish-French school in Smart Citizen

    Petri Moksén-Cramo Adapteo in Smart Buildings

    Timo Nevalainen-TAMK as a facilitator

    Heli Harrikari-TUT in Smart Education

    Petteri Tuomela-Me2We in Smart Education

    Jari Hyttinen-TUT in Smart Health

    Vilma-Lotta Lehtinen-UTA in Smart Citizen

    Aleksi Arpiainen-TT-Gaskets in Smart Industry

    Saila Piippo-Koskiklikkina in Smart Health

    Ilkka Haukijärvi-TAMK in Smart Education