Silo AI continues its growth with the opening of an office in Tampere

The largest private AI lab in the Nordics takes the next step on its growth path and extends to Finland’s third-largest city, Tampere! With several clients and employees in the region, Silo AI strengthens its presence in the area that’s also home to many leading industrial companies. 

Thanks to its university and strong ICT and industrial sectors, Tampere offers great potential for innovation with novel technologies, such as computer vision and machine learning, as well as a superb pool of top-notch AI talent. With plans to expand to a team of 15–20 people this year, Silo AI’s current Tampere team of almost 10 experts includes among others Lead AI Solutions Strategist Kai Knuutila, a long-term digitalization and technology professional, Lead AI Solutions Strategist Mika Aho, PhD, an experienced enabler for data & AI strategy and digital transformation and AI Scientist Katariina Mahkonen, PhD, who has extensive experience in industrial ML and especially in analyzing time series data.

Silo AI’s Executive Chairman Tero Ojanperä , former Chairman of Tampere University of Technology, has been an active member in Tampere AI ecosystem since its beginning.

“It’s been a pleasure to see Tampere grow into one of the most important nodes for senior expertise both in industry and academia. We’re looking forward to further expanding the value AI creates in the region,” Ojanperä comments

“Tampere is an interesting location due to its strong industrial focus. The region is well aligned with the industry segments we're focusing on, including Industry 4.0, smart cities and smart vehicles” says Peter Sarlin, CEO of Silo AI.

Teppo Rantanen, Executive Director, Growth, innovation and competitiveness, Smart City leader, City of Tampere, says:

“It’s great to add Silo AI’s world-class AI expertise to our already vibrant business environment. Having a key player in the Finnish AI scene in Tampere is important for both the competitiveness of the region, but of the global companies operating from Tampere.”

Kuva: Marko Kallio / Visit Tampere.

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Get in touch with our main point of contact for the Tampere region, Kai Knuutila via email at or via LinkedIn.

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Silo AI is the largest private AI lab in the Nordics – a trusted AI partner that brings competitive advantage to product R&D. We build AI-driven solutions and products to enable autonomous vehicles, industry 4.0, and smart devices, networks and cities. Silo AI provides its customers unique access to world-class AI expertise, as well as the Silo OS infrastructure to speed up AI development and deployment. Established in 2017, Silo AI is on its path to becoming the European flagship AI company, with offices currently in Helsinki, Turku, Oulu, Stockholm, London and Palo Alto.



Kai Knuutila, Lead AI Solutions Strategist, Silo AI
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