"Tartu has learned a lot from Tampere"
“It is not difficult at all to endorse our twin city Tampere as a candidate for the European Capital of Innovation Award. Tampere has achieved a lot and, most importantly, Tampere people do not only focus on making the city a better place to live, but they also share their experience and good practice with many other cities and countries. Tartu has learned a lot from Tampere and has thereby become a better and more innovative city."
- Urmas Klaas, Mayor of the City of Tartu, Estonia