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Nokia joins Smart Tampere initiative

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The initiative brings smart city services to one of Finland’s largest municipalities that will help foster economic development

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Smart Tampere is a city-wide policy which aims to create a living lab
Smart Tampere is a city-wide policy which aims to create a living lab

Nokia has signed up to the Smart Tampere scheme that seeks to improve the daily lives of citizens in Tampere, Finland. The project will bring smart city services to one of Finland’s largest municipalities that will help foster economic development.

 

Smart Tampere will explore how digital technologies can be implemented in areas such as smart mobility, e-health, lighting and energy. Through city planning city, authorities have been able to secure public and private backing of Euro6-10bn to turn Tampere into a smarter city by 2030.

 

The city-wide economic policy is intended to create a living lab in which technology solutions can be explored, tested and ultimately deployed to improve the lives of citizens and make the city more attractive to businesses and visitors.

 

Nokia said it plans to use its expertise in key technologies in areas such as 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) that are widely expected to play a critical role in the development of smart cities.

 

Nokia’s participation in this initiative is its second such effort in Europe following a project announced last year with Bristol Is Open in the UK.

 

“The people of Tampere are making a substantial commitment to putting our city at the forefront of smart city development,” said Tero Blomqvist, Smart Tampere programme director.

 

“Working with Nokia is a natural fit, as a company that has played such an important role in the development of the modern economy here in Tampere and in the country at large.”

 

“The learnings we are able to glean from this collaboration will benefit Tampere’s citizens, companies and visitors, and can also be carried forward into similar collaborations with other cities around the world,” added Tommi Uitto, Finland country head, Nokia.

 

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