"Tampere has impressed us"

“Tampere has impressed us with its innovative spirit in industry, education, research and local economic development. We are proud to support Tampere’s iCapital bid, and looking forward to contributing to Tampere’s iCapital activities, as Tampere’s twin city since 1961 and as the European Green Capital 2017.”

- Thomas Kufen, Mayor of the City of Essen, Germany