Society for the History of Technology has chosen the Finnish Museum of Games, located in the Museum Centre Vapriikki in Tampere, to receive the 2018 Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits. The award was announced on October 13th at the Society’s Annual Meeting in St. Louis. This is the first
Influenza vaccinations to start at City of Tampere health centres on 15 October 2018. Vaccination appointments at the city’s health centres can be reserved from the City of Tampere website at www.tampere.fi/influenssarokotukset (only in Finnishs) or the health services counselling number 03 10023 da
The Smart City Cookbook provides an introductory guide with a set of examples that cities and other smart city program leaders can utilize when planning and managing their smart city activities. Examples in the book are from the Smart Tampere program by the City of Tampere in Finland.
The Baltic Institute of Finland is the new coordinator of the Policy Area Innovation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
King Gustav III of Sweden signed the foundation document of the City of Tampere on 1 October 1779. To commemorate this occasion, Tampere holds a yearly celebration on the first day of October and the closest weekend to that date. Tampere turns 239 this year. Tampere Day is celebrated from Saturday,
The exhibition opening on the top floor of the Sara Hildén Art Museum on September 22 is the first solo show in Finland by the painter Anj Smith (b. 1978), who lives and works in London.
The 37th annual Tampere Jazz Happening festival will be organized between 1st and 4th November, 2018. Altogether 25 ensembles and orchestras will perform during this year’s festival in 10 concert events.
The Smart Tampere programme by the City of Tampere will be reformed after 20 months of running. It will focus more on sustainability and even more effort is put into business co-operation. In the future, the programme will consist of three parts: digitalisation programme that aims for digitalising t
Womex World Music Expo 2019 will take place in Tampere. The 25th edition of the most important conference and showcase festival for global music will be held 23-27 October, 2019.
The Deck and Arena project’s Visit Center will open in the old locomotive depot next to the Hotel Torni.
The City of Tampere is testing mobile interpretation, that is, a video-based interpreting service available through smartphones, at the Hervanta and Tesoma health centres as well as at the Kisapuisto, Helapuisto, Pääskynen, Pelipuisto, Pallopuisto and Maijalanpuisto day care centres.
Tampere welcomes 2,000 first graders this autumn. The school year will begin at Tampere’s comprehensive schools on Thursday, 9 August 2018.
The long wait is over and the Tampere outdoor swimming pool was opened on Wednesday, 1 August. On the morning of the opening day, Deputy Mayor Anna-Kaisa Heinämäki cut the ribbon and announced the pool as officially open to the public.
Drink Tap Water, this is what the championships organisers requested in Tampere. Young athletes responded to their request and have been frequently filling their bottles from water taps.
Black signs and information displays guide pedestrians from the Tampere railway station and Central Square to the Ratina Stadium. New signs are part of pedestrian guidance concept created for the Tampere city centre. The aim is to increase walking and biking by developing guidance in different ways.
The Tampere Events App will be launched at the IAAF World U20 Championships. The app offers its users plenty of information about the event, routes and services. In the future, the app is hopefully used widely in all kinds of events in Tampere.
The official opening ceremony of the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 will take place at the Olympic Square in Ratina on Monday, 9 July 2018 at 18.30. The event is free and open to the public. The championships will be opened spectacularly when flag bearers carry 158 flags of the participat
The IAAF World U20 Championships, organised in Tampere, Finland in July 2018, will serve local tap water for drinking. Tampere Water turns 120 years old this year and offers each IAAF World U20 participant an empty water bottle that they can fill directly from the tap during the games. To reduce pla
The health centre service provider for the regions of the city centre and Hervanta of the City of Tampere will change as of 1 August 2018. The new service provider will be Mehiläinen Terveyspalvelut Oy. The change will be visible to customers, for instance, in a change of location: as of August, the
In July, Tampere becomes the venue of an exceptionally international event when athletes from 174 different countries come together to participate in the IAAF World U20 Championships. When measured by the number of participating countries, the championships in Tampere are even more international tha
Tampere and Mänttä Vilppula together apply to become the European Capital of Culture 2026, which is the next time a Finnish city can become a Capital of Culture. With the help of the initiative, the cities want to become even more charismatic cities of experiences. Tampere is the main applicant city
The Enlighten Tampere innovation challenge culminated in the beginning of June when the teams presented and pitched their solutions for judges at demo fairs in Kampusareena. The teams had worked intensively for the last one and a half days, and had also planned their solutions earlier on their own,
Even though the summer is quietening down the city streets and changing the opening hours of services, Tampere will provide a multitude of services to its residents in the summer months as well. Using the summer calendar, you can check which social and health services centres will be open and look u
The City of Tampere’s recently completed artificial intelligence pilot will help to predict pupils’ need for special support in the future. The objective is to use automatic analysis of teachers’ notes and pupil information to better allocate school support resources.