OBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAM

Explore Estonia, a former Soviet republic, and its a successful transition into a global leader in digitalization, and experience why Estonia’s innovative business ecosystem and advanced technical solutions serve as an inspiration to countries across the globe.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAM

  • learning how to bring innovative ideas to commercial success from renowned Estonian companies (e.g. Skype, Transferwise, Adcash)
  • visiting Mektory Innovation Center and understanding how Estonia promotes innovation through links between academia and business   
  • experiencing the inspiring mechanism of the Estonian e-Health system
  • learning about new strategies in the shared economy from Taxify
  • immersing in Estonia’s culture and exquisite culinary scene during a foodie tour with 6-7 stops (eco-food store, deli-shop, wine terrace, etc.) combined with strolls along the historical cobblestone streets of Old Town Tallinn
  • hopping on the ferry and venturing to Helsinki to admire its beautiful harbour and cathedral

TOPICS COVERED DURING THE WEEK

  • escaping the Soviet shadow: Estonia forming relations with the west
  • mechanisms of digitizing a society: the Estonian e-Health system
  • shaping the future of urban transportation
  • ‘the Baltic Silicon Valley’: Estonia becoming hottest tech-scene in the world through innovation, drive, and a pinch of Nordic humility?
  • innovation in e-banking: building customer & investor trust by challenging age-old banking norms
  • ensuring stable growth in Estonia with eco-innovative strategies
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