How to participate.

Secure your place in the week’s top events. The events for the citizens and local operators will be held on the spot. The conference will be entirely virtual, broadcasted from Tampere.
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Smart city development pursues a safe, healthy, convenient and sustainable urban life that is good for all of us.

Learn, participate and develop

In January 2021, Tampere Smart City Week brings developers and urban residents together to promote solutions of smart city development. The upcoming event will present jointly developed solutions and enable participation in urban development for everyone. The week includes programme for urban decision-makers, planners and developers as well as opportunities for companies. The event week also presents plenty of information for residents and versatile opportunities for professionals.

– Find your preferred method of learning about smart city development.

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How much is it and how do I sign up?

The events are primarily free, but some may require signing up in advance. The event description tells you if you need to sign up and whether there’s an entrance fee. Signing up is generally mandatory for professional events.

In addition, some events have a limited number of places, so we recommend signing up as soon as possible. Sign-up links will open closer to the event date.

Further information and instructions for signing up are available in the event schedule.

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Safety during the pandemic

Your health and safety at the forefront

There are still many uncertainties related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Finland. Together with the Tampere Smart City Week partners, we have prepared ourselves for the changes caused by the pandemic, and we will keep monitoring the situation closely.

Everyone’s health and safety is always our top priority. We follow the authorities’ guidelines and recommended procedures to stop the spreading of the virus. For example, we instruct visitors to maintain good hand, coughing and sneezing hygiene as well as to keep a safe distance from others. We do our best to ensure that you can enjoy the events in a safe manner. Some of the events are organised virtually.

Please note! If you suspect you have been infected or you have mild symptoms, please stay at home, follow the authorities’ guidelines and, if necessary, seek treatment.

Event locations.

Be where the action is! The Tampere Smart City Week events are held in the following locations. You can find the location of each event in the programme calendar. Virtual participation is also possible.
Sokos Torni Tampere
Hotel Torni

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni at the heart of Tampere reaches an astonishing 88 metres, so it’s easy to spot from the surrounding area. Paja congress centre operates in the hotel’s historical locomotive depots, creating a unique setting for the conference.

Tampere Hall

Tampere Hall, the largest culture and congress centre in the Nordic countries, offers a versatile and exciting setting for the event week. In addition, Tampere Hall is easy to reach as it is within walking distance from the railway and bus stations, right next to the beautiful Sorsapuisto Park.


Arrival & Accommodation.


How to get there

Tampere is easy to reach from anywhere in Finland. It is conveniently located, whether you are travelling by car, bus or train. Read more about the various transport options by clicking the service providers’ links.

Arriving by car
If you are coming by car, please note that there are various urban development and traffic projects happening simultaneously in and around central Tampere. The City of Tampere has information about recommended routes and parking arrangements. There are also free park-and-ride systems next to public transport connections.

Trains and buses
There are convenient train and bus connections to Tampere from everywhere in Finland. In addition, both stations are located just a short walk from the city centre. Routes, schedules and ticket prices are available on the service providers’ websites.

Public transport and taxis
It is easy to get from A to B by taking public transport in the Tampere region. The city’s public transport route network is very comprehensive. Schedules and routes for the bus are available in a mobile app, for example, the Nysse tulee! app shows buses in real time on a map. In addition to public transport, numerous taxi companies serve you in all your transport needs.


Enjoy your stay

Tampere has many alternatives for comfortable accommodation. You can stay at the top of the city or in a cottage surrounded by peaceful nature. Many hotels are situated right in the city centre, just a short walk from the event locations. Select the most suitable accommodation from a wide selection of hotels, hostels, apartments and camping. Check out the various alternatives and sleep well!

Useful links

Visit Tampere
Sokos Hotel Torni

Accommodation discount coming up for conference guests!