Tampere-based Traplight has raised $2.7 million to create games for the Minecraft generation. Traplight is known as the developer of Big Bang Racing, a game that has been downloaded over three million times. The studio aims to use the money to scale up its team and develop new titles focused on player creativity and user generated content.

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Mediapolis Accelerator, also known as Mediapolis Kiihdyttämö, begins the first accelerator program designed specifically for startup companies in the media field. The Tampere based Mediapolis Accelerator is created to foster the work of startups so they could be successful quicker and attract investments.

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Everybody is talking about virtual reality but how real is it really today? MEDIAPOLIS LIVE will explore the contemporary state of VR due to practitioners from different industrial fields. We will hear and see stories with concrete examples from content creators, tech developers and business people. How much can we really exploit VR reality now? Who are the users of VR? What are the business opportunities? How should different sectors work together? What are lessons learnt for building the future of VR?

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Slush 2016

Tampere brings the hottest startups and most promising university spinoffs in the fields of health and IoT to Slush Nov 30th and Dec 1st.

Tampere Region Economic Development Agency Tredea, Invest in Finland in Tampere, Tampere University of Technology and University of Tampere bring seven health startups and two university…

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Finland’s second biggest city region Tampere Region is developing heavily and investing 6-10 Billion Euro by 2030 in order to build an internationally attractive Smart City. In the process the quality of life of the citizen increases with digital solutions while the companies taking part in this development ecosystem gain a possibility to build better products for the international markets.

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#Tampere4ICT campaign attracts foreing investment into Tampere region
#Tampere4ICT campaign attracts foreing investment into Tampere region

Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company wrote two days ago in an article (in Finnish) that Microsoft and Nokia's engineers are pulling international companies to Finland. The main attraction is the high level of experience and skills these people have gained over the years and the

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