Tampere University of Technology (TUT) conducts scientific research in technology and architecture and provides the highest education within these fields. Since 2010 it has operated in the form of a foundation. At TUT, there are about 10,000 under- and post-graduate students, incl. 1300 international students, and over 160 professors. TUT, with a total annual income of 167 M€, is a research intensive university, a pioneer in technology transfer and an acknowledged cooperation partner among the scientific and business community. Furthermore, TUT has a 50 year track-record in collaborative research with industry. At TUT the share of company funding for research is twice the average of any other Finnish university. For nearly 30 years, TUT has been a shareholder of a company specialized in technology transfer and open innovation promotion.