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The project will create an Al ecosystem that will enable TAMK's schools to strengthen their capabilities in fair data economy.

Finland is well placed to seize the opportunities of the data economy and create a significant competitive advantage in the fair and sustainable use of data. However, this requires high quality research and new innovations, diversification of data-related education and active cooperation between universities and industry.

There is a lot of talk about data, but the reality is that it can be very difficult to deploy platforms that collect and analyse data, for example. Moreover, the added value of data, let alone AI, for example for public administrations or business is not always clear. Security, ethics, and skills are also common concerns.

In FairDataAct, we approach these real challenges of the data economy through a multidisciplinary team of experts from the built environment, industrial technology, and healthcare.


In the FairDatAct project, our aim is to develop a strong profile that will enable continuous research and quality education in data-related topics. In addition to sensitive data (e.g. citizens’ personal data and health data), the focus of this project is on data generated and used by industry.

Examples of research questions include:

– How can data be shared in a value-added and secure way?

– What kind of data can be used for different research projects and in different domains?

– What kind of data can be used for different types of data? What kind of data can be used for different types of applications? What kind of data can be used for different types of data?

– What kind of educational content will the future data sharer need?


At FairDatAct, we put theory into practice through practical research and training topics that put project work into practice. The themes are in the areas of manufacturing, construction, health and business. We will carry out applied research in the project.

We will communicate the results of the project in the following ways:

– Workshops and seminars
– Workshops and workshops
– Research publications
– Blogs
– Data sets
– FairDatAct playbook
– New training content

We also actively participate in conferences and seminars at both national and international level.


The project is funded by Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and  Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK).

The profiling project is ongoing on 1 January 2023 – 31 December 2024.