Tampere Region Safety and Security Cluster
Pirkanmaan turvallisuusklusteri

Finland: West Finland
Petri Nykänen
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About us

Tampere region represents a diverse set of competences provided by different actors

  • There are more than 250 organisations related to safety and security in the region.
  • Organizations with national level responsibilities such as Police University College, National Technical Research Centre VTT, Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency Tukes and Finnish Defence Forces.
  • Universities cater for needs of diverse set of industries and sectors providing good availability of competent workforce and opportunities for R&D collaboration.

Tampere Region Safety and Security Cluster has been in operation since 2011 - it provides easy access to local ecosystem.

 We can help you with

  • Finding business or research partners in the region.
  • Finding collaboration opportunities for international projects in the region, including academia, authorities, companies, and for example city as a testbed/platform.
  • Support for Foreign Direct Investment (through our host organisation Business Tampere)
  • Support for seeking regional and national funding (through our host organisation Business Tampere)

 While the Safety and Security know-how comprises of many sectors, there are specific themes where Tampere region is particularly strong in:

  • Safety and security research, development and education, spanning multitude of sectors
  • Cyber security, spanning multitude of sectors
  • Industrial safety and security
  • Defence, safety and security of society
  • Built environment, safety and security of communities.

The overall goal of the cluster is to contribute to safe and secure region and world.

  • Strengthen the Region as nationally and internationally recognised concentration of Safety and Security knowledge actively operating in national and international networks.
  • Support enterprises in the Region to become even more important suppliers of safety and security solutions in Finland and abroad.

Specifically the cluster comprises an innovation ecosystem with the target of

  1. Advancing sustainable development and safety and security of mankind.
  2. Identifying in the operating environment key regional challenges and key competences to formulate development projects.
  3. Supporting research and business collaboration between cluster members.
  4. Distributing information on competences and know-how of the member organisations to enable creation of innovative safety and security solutions and improvements to safety and security.
  5. Developing the cluster to a nationally and internationally recognised concentration of safety and security knowledge.
  6. Helping forward cluster members to achieve their aspirations and help the development of the know-how of the cluster members.

Understanding that the scope of the cluster spans various sectors and requires specific competences to take forward each of the goals, the operational tasks of the cluster have been divided between three organisations

Established - 28 October 2011
Staff in the management team - 1-5

Cluster composition

  • 38
    Cluster Members
  • 7
  • 8
    Large Companies
  • 4
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 6
    Number of civil society members
  • 13
    Other Ecosystem Actors
  • Tampere Region Safety and Security Cluster has operated 10 years with strong involvement by companies, voluntary organisations, research institutes and authorities, and it has received a Finnish Security Award for its work to foster collaboration.
  • Annual Safety and Security Research Symposium (held in September 2021) brings together researchers and businesses with main plenary session and a number of thematic sessions.
  • Tampere Region Safety and Security Cluster is among the founding members  of Ensure Collaborative, a network of Europe's leading security and safety clusters.
Legal form of the cluster organisation
No Legal Form
Languages spoken
English Finnish
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website

Management team

Petri Nykänen
Petri Nykänen
Cluster Manager
Risto Honkonen
Marko Mäkinen
Marko Mäkinen
Mikko Koponen
Mikko Koponen

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Manufacturing:C28 Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. - Information and communication:J62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities - Professional, scientific and technical activities:M74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment:C2540 Manufacture of weapons and ammunition - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.:C2812 Manufacture of fluid power equipment - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.:C2813 Manufacture of other pumps and compressors - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.:C2815 Manufacture of bearings, gears, gearing and driving elements - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.:C2822 Manufacture of lifting and handling equipment - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.:C2825 Manufacture of non-domestic cooling and ventilation equipment - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.:C2830 Manufacture of agricultural and forestry machinery - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.:C2849 Manufacture of other machine tools - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.:C2892 Manufacture of machinery for mining, quarrying and construction - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.:C2895 Manufacture of machinery for paper and paperboard production - Manufacture of other transport equipment:C3040 Manufacture of military fighting vehicles - Repair and installation of machinery and equipment:C3315 Repair and maintenance of ships and boats - Repair and installation of machinery and equipment:C3316 Repair and maintenance of aircraft and spacecraft - Repair and installation of machinery and equipment:C3320 Installation of industrial machinery and equipment
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Aerospace & Defence
Technology fields
A\: Human necessities:Life-saving; fire-fighting - B\: Performing operations; transporting:Physical or chemical processes or apparatus in general - F\: Mechanical engineering; lighting; heating; weapons; blasting:Machines or engines in general; engine plants in general; steam engines - G\: Physics:Information and communication technology [ICT] specially adapted for specific application fields - H\: Electricity:Electric communication technique
S3 EU priority areas
Aeronautics & space:Aeronautics - Aeronautics & space:Safety & security - Aeronautics & space:Transport & logistics - Digital transformation:Artificial intelligence, cognitive systems, augmented and virtual reality, visualisation, simulation, gamification & interaction technologies - Digital transformation:Digitising Industry (Industry 4.0, smart and additive manufacturing) - Digital transformation:ICT trust, cyber security & network security - Digital transformation:Intelligent inter-modal & sustainable urban areas (e.g. smart cities) - Digital transformation:Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks) - Digital transformation:Location based technologies (e.g. GPS, GIS, in-house localization) - Digital transformation:Robotics, autonomous and cyber physical systems (e.g. vehicles, embedded systems) - KETs:Advanced manufacturing systems - Public health & security:Dual use - Public health & security:Public safety & pandemics


Support services provided

Internationalisation Support (access to third countries markets)
Advisory Services
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking
Support of Research, Development and Innovation

Support training services for cluster managers/policy makers

Support of knowledge sharing - Connecting to other organisations in the regional ecosystem

Examples of training materials

In addition to thematic/information webinars and networking events, the cluster has some events that are only available to the members:

  • Management group meetings (January, April, September)
  • Annual Members' meeting (February)

The cluster distributes a newsletter and provides a safety and security network for members and beyond on regional digital platform (

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    Connection to cluster organisation(s)

    Profile name Location
    Pôle SCS


    SAFE Cluster




    DIMECC Ltd.


    The Hague Security Delta
    Ensure Collaborative

    Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

    Profile name Location Network type
    EnSure Collaborative

    Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

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