The S34Growth Regional Stakeholder Group of Tampere region was called to a meeting in the premises of Tampere University of Technology at the end of September. In the meeting, Mr Harri Ahlgren (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment) spoke about the Finnish ERDF programme, Mr Petri Räsänen (Council of Tampere Region) presented the Situational Picture of Innovation that entails up-to-date information on innovation activities in the region, and Mr Harri Kulmala (DIMECC) shared his experience as a member of an international high-level working group that is preparing the next Framework Programme.