Our research and development focus on digitalising wellbeing services and solving of challenges related to population ageing in cooperation with companies and public organisations of the field.

Focus areas

We offer multidisciplinary expertise and RDI cooperation in the following focus areas:

Digitalisation and games

Digitalisation possibilities are used in health promotion, development of care and service concepts, as well as in self-care and measuring. Citizens' own role will be emphasised in future. Games offer means for learning, rehabilitation and self-care. Digitalisation offers new internationalisation and business possibilities. TAMK offers strong game expertise, health and business expertise, and customer understanding in its RDI.

Ageing and home services

Our aim is active and healthy ageing. The focus areas are development of home care, use of technology, and wellbeing effects of culture, nature, nutrition and physical exercise. New customer groups, such as third-age people and people with a memory loss disease, create new service needs and business possibilities for companies. TAMK's multidisciplinary expertise offers innovative solutions to current themes, such as life-cycle housing and wellbeing and senior construction.

Customer orientation, sense of community and social inclusion

We develop the quality of services and participants' expertise in a customer-oriented, communal and inclusive manner. We use TAMK's multidisciplinary expertise in development of operations. We use for example applied research of culture, social and health care, ICT, technology and business administration. International cooperation offers us reference data and project partners.

Occupational wellbeing and promotion of productivity

Promotion of productivity is one of the top initiatives in the government platform. Occupational wellbeing and organisational productivity increase when employees are encouraged to use their skills and influence possibilities are created through participatory management. Extending of careers and age management are also current themes.

Top projects

Active Ageing in Tampere Region / Active Ageing in Europe

TAMK developed competence and new operations models for preventive work with the aged together with senior and elderly care organisations. Education and working life met in genuine environments, living labs. The project was also extended to Europe. Active ageing practices and service models were searched in the EU partner countries to be introduced in the Tampere Region.

Wellbeing Living Lab

The project created a living lab operations model for testing and introducing wellbeing technologies. New service and technology innovations for elderly people were developed at the same time to support independent living at home. The project was implemented in cooperation with customers, enterprises, municipalities and the third sector.

Safe Living at Home and Interactive Service Connection

The project aimed at enabling independent living of elderly people in rural areas as long as possible. We developed a wellbeing and service concept which improves the life quality of elderly people living alone and helps them to cope at home. We built a broadband application through which elderly people could keep in touch and received guidance, counselling, peer support, recreational activities and cultural experiences.

Guys in Tesoma – Improvement of unemployed men's working and functioning capacity in Tampere Region

The project develops employment services particularly for men in danger of social exclusion in the Tampere Region. The multiprofessional cooperation develops and tests new low-threshold service models which promote the working capacity, functioning ability, social inclusion and employment of long-term unemployed men. Read more at Project Search.

Project search

See all projects of the focus area at Project Search.


Tarja Heinonen
Development Manager
R&D and Innovation
+358 50 568 5354