Tallinn Strategic Management Office

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Tallinn Strategic Management Office


Tallinn, as the capital of Estonia, has an 800-year history as a developing and modernizing city. For more than 20 years, Tallinn has been a leader in providing digital services globally and using them in everyday life. Its intelligent gov-tech solutions are widely recognized as a part of the e-Estonia concept. The vibrant startup scene has experienced the birth of unicorns and continuous innovation. The City of Tallinn is a testing grounds for new innovative solutions: several intelligent city solutions have already gone live, and self-driving buses and delivery robots are already on the streets. We support startup ecosystems and work closely with universities, incubators, clusters etc.

Our approach of Think global, Test in Tallinn is being used in the Tallinnovation concept to develop Tallinn into a Smart City. To start, the challenges need to be described and problems need to be identified. New ideas from the public sector or private companies will provide the solutions, followed by rapid prototyping and cooperation. We see the public sector as being one of the first potential customers and will later support the entry of the service or product provider into the global market. As a city, we can provide dedicated business support for Smart City initiatives and actively share the experience we gain from actual case studies with other cities.

We are looking for companies/organizations, ideas and great people to innovate for the future – share your ideas with Tallinnovation!

Tallinn is the city where the future is now.

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In addition, Tallinn invites companies to test their sustainable innovation solutions in the capital city of Estonia. The Test in Tallinn initiative welcomes companies around the world to test their smart solutions on the streets of Tallinn in three focus areas: mobility, energy efficiency and renewable energy. These areas with the greatest impact and legislative readiness, and where today’s cooperation between the city and local entrepreneurs has been the most effective.
Tallinn and Estonia already have a positive image both in terms of the ease of doing business, the creation and growth environment for start-up companies and digital society in general. The strength of Tallinn is our smallness, flexibility, and the technological openness of society.
The city supports the testing of innovation projects in the city environment for a period of up to 12 months, on a case-by-case basis. For the development and piloting of innovative solutions, the city offers assistance in finding suitable opportunities and locations (city properties, construction objects, buildings), identifying the relevant departments and contacts in the city organization for validating and implementing innovation projects, and, if possible, providing necessary open data for conducting test projects.

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Mark-Emil Talivere

Innovation Expert

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Kaarli pst 1 / Roosikrantsi 2 10119, Tallinn Estonia