Mindtrek in a nutshell

Mindtrek is an international technology conference organized annually in the city of Tampere, Finland that offers a horizontal view into the field of future technology. It’s all about networking and exchanging ideas with people who come from different backgrounds and who have different areas of expertise. Mindtrek consists of several different sessions. Themes of the conference vary each year and can cover topics such as open source, open data, smart city, immersive tech, eHealth, IoT, AI and more.

At Mindtrek you are able to follow along one event that hits your field spot on or mix and match different sessions from different events based on your personal points of interest. The main idea of Mindtrek is to bring about a collision between all fields of technology and enable people and businesses to learn, meet and connect.


Two different events, in two different locations!

Mindtrek Conference | OCTOBER 3rd, 2023

Academic Mindtrek | OCTOBER 4th – 5th, 2023

This year the Mindtrek events will take place in two different locations and venues in the beautiful city of Tampere, Finland!


In 2023 the conference week will start with the Mindtrek Conference which will take place on the 3rd of October in Finnkino Cine Atlas (Koskikeskus). Mindtrek Conference offers a horizontal view into the field of future technology. Conference tracks and themes will be announced soon!

The conference week will then continue with the 26th annual Academic Mindtrek Conference which will be organized this year as a hybrid event between the 4th and 5th of October, both online and in Paidia (Nokia Arena). Academic Mindtrek is an exciting meeting place where researchers, experts and thinkers present results from their latest works regarding the development of novel technology, media and digital culture for the society of tomorrow.

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Mindtrek 2022


Mindtrek Conference 2022 | NOVEMBER 15th, 2022

Mindtrek Conference 2022

When: Tuesday 15th of November, 2022
Where: Finnkino Cine Atlas, Tampere, Finland
Time zone: EEST / GMT +2


– The Future of Open Source Business –

Unlocking the Open Source Potential
Open Source Strategies and Business Models
Value Creation of Open Source Businesses
Case Examples
Open Source Communities and Ecosystems
EU Open Source Policy & National Digital Transformation Initiatives
Digital Sovereignty and Open Source

– Smart Villages –

Smart Villages Development
Case Examples
EU Funding Opportunities
More themes to be announced soon...
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Academic Mindtrek 2022 | NOVEMBER 15th – 18th, 2022

Academic Mindtrek 2022

We are very pleased to announce that the 25th International Academic Mindtrek conference will take place between the 16th and 18th November 2022.

This year, Academic Mindtrek will be hosted as a hybrid event with professional video streaming. It will take place in Paidia, Nokia Areena, Tampere.

The conference will welcome proposals for full papers, workshops, demonstrations and poster presentations on a variety of topics as well as a Doctoral Consortium on Tuesday 15th of November.

Timeline for 2022:

Doctoral Consortium & Industrial Mindtrek:

15th November 2022 | Tampere University

Academic Mindtrek Conference::

16th - 18th November 2022 | Paidia, Nokia Arena

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