Don't panic, it states with friendly letters on the cover of Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy in Douglas Adams' book Hitchhiker's guide toi the Galaxy. I could say the same for the companies in the Tampere Region as we put together a hitchhiker's guide to the business services. On the front page it states with friendly letters Welcome to Business Tampere!

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I was happy to see my name among the nominations for the Brightest Tampere - All Bright! Ambassador of the Year. I was delighted when they announced my name as the winner of the award. After living in Tampere for more than 3 years, it has become my second home while India remains my home country. I foresee Tampere as the Industrial Capital of Finland and a budding Start-Up hub of Europe.

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Hello everyone, my name is Lishan Wu and I am from Taishan City, Guangdong Province, China. The longer I stay in Tampere the more opportunities I see from Tampere. There are many clean-tech companies blooming in this region and I believe I can start my career here. Besides, I enjoy the life style in Tampere, living in a modern city surrounding with lakes and forests, which is also a reason why I decided to stay in Tampere.

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Many Finns returning to Finland after a long stay abroad experience a kind of a reverse culture shock upon their return. I know I have and I truly hope the other Finns bear over with our cultural criticism as long as our landing phases lasts. Eventually, the most of us seem to turn it into something constructive. This post is triggered by two things that have delightfully proven me wrong in some of the cultural criticism that I have expressed. They both concern my very own home town.

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