Tampere has been special to me ever since I was little. As a boy coming from a small town of Hämeenlinna, Tampere held certain fascinating mystique to me.
My mum brought me here many times and the shopping centre Koskari was an exciting place. We went to see Disney movies in the movie theatre Plevna.
When I reached adulthood, I knew I would come to Tampere to study, even though I didn’t even know what I actually would be studying. Later, building up my own company specifically here felt very natural. Tampere is my favourite place on this planet. I like to study here, be an entrepreneur, have my hobbies and live my life.
Our goal is to give everyone a chance to move to renewable energy in transport and thus leave a healthier environment to the next generations. I think Tampere has lots of people, who share the same values as me, which has been a lovely thing to learn.
Tuomo Isokivijärvi is the executive director of StepOne Tech. The company based in Pirkkala is making modification series, that helps you transfer your car to work on bioethanol instead of fossil fuel (petrol).