Tampere University LogoTampere University is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. Almost all internationally recognised fields of study are represented at our university.

Tampere University is created in January 2019 by the merger of the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology, which are joining forces to create a new foundation-based university.

At the new University, technology and social sciences come together in a unique way. Our research groups and projects conduct multidisciplinary research across institutional boundaries.

The research undertaken at our Centres of Excellence (CoE) ranges from game culture studies to tumour genetics.

Website: https://www.tuni.fi

Pilot4devPILOT4DEV is an independent initiative that connects stakeholders involved in the areas of Climate, Peace/Stability, Governance, Cities, Civic and women’s rights, the Environment, and more generally the implementation of SDGs in different countries.

It gathers enthusiastic people and pioneering initiatives. It equally builds upon previous and current projects on resilience, cities, governance and gender equality.

The objectives of the organization are:

  • To promote stability, governance, fight against climate change and SDGs for multi-level action
  • To combine research and action
  • To propose a diversity of narratives
  • To strengthen existing actions
  • To connect multi-level stakeholders for knowledge exchange
  • To work on advocacy and decision-making.

Pilot4dev is a not for profit organization and works mainly with grants. The organization cooperates with public and private organizations which pursue the same objectives.

Our activities combine the ones of the NGO and a Think Tank: projects, advocacy, events, analysis, information sharing, communication and publications.

Our values are Independence, Sustainability and Positive impact.

Our organization is composed of an Advisory Council, and a steering Board of active members consulted for the management of the organization.

Website: https://www.pilot4dev.com

Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development

IMED is a training, consulting and research organization with a strong focus on entrepreneurship and private sector development. We have over 10 years’ experience working with multiple partners to support capacity building of youth, women and mainstream business associations through training, consulting and coaching in governance, leadership and management; evidence generation, preparation of advocacy strategies, policy briefs and collaboration in advocacy and dialogue.   

The research has included (a) History of business membership organizations in Tanzania; (b) Mapping and assessment of the public-private dialogue framework in Tanzania and (c) Research for advocacy on (i) youth start-up support, (ii) diary regulations (iii) weight and measures, (iv) food processing regulations, (v) participation of small holders in local budget cycle (vi) cross border trade, (vii) construction permits, (viii) inclusive business formalization (ix) tourism (x) innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem

The research output has informed key national policies and strategies including the Tanzania Inclusive Entrepreneurship Strategy, National Microfinance Policy, Blueprint on Regulatory Reforms to Improve the Business Environment, National Entrepreneurship Training Framework. As well, some of the research has been published in various books and international journals, including Business Management Review, Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, International Journal of Public Sector Management, Journal of African Business, African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, Forum for Development Studies and Enterprise Map of Tanzania.

Website: http://imedtz.org

COWICOWI is a leading consulting group that creates value for customers, people and society through our unique 360° approach. Based on our world-class competencies within engineering, economics and environmental science, we tackle challenges from many vantage points to create coherent solutions for our customer.

With offices all over the world, we combine global presence with local knowledge to take on projects anywhere in the world – no matter how large or small. At any given moment, we are involved in more than 14,000 projects.

We have more than 85 years of experience in the business, and COWI is a leader within its field because our more than 7,300 employees are leaders within theirs. Together with our customers, we create coherence in tomorrow’s sustainable societies.

Website: https://www.cowi.com/

This project is co-funded by the European Union

Website: https://europa.eu