|World class education in science and IT.|
|Unique combination of physical and digital infrastructure.|
|World class skills and experience in key segments of CleanTech.|
|Early-stage ecosystem including academia, accelerators, events and funding.|
|Proven benefits to stakeholders and environment from adoption of cleantech.|
From a molecular level Estonia is re-defining how science and technology interact. Skeleton Technologies, a pioneer in ultracapacitor-based energy storage and Cleantech 100 company, conduct R&D in Estonia. Similar innovations occur in energy production, including world-class capabilities in Biomass and Oil Shale.
Estonia is also at the cutting edge of smart grid technologies, since 2011 our electricity grid has integrated hardware and software to connect stakeholders in real-time. Generators and distributors predict demand, deliver the optimal energy mix, identify service issues and automate billing. Consumers use apps and analytics to create personalised packages and can trade excess electricity or fix prices directly in the market. Efficiency is increased, environmental impact decreased.
Building on this success, Estonia was the first country in the world to implement a nationwide fast-charging electric vehicle network in conjunction with ABB. Tallink, the largest shipping company in the Baltic Sea, is transitioning to an LNG fleet.
Through the application of IT, Estonians have developed expertise in applying analytics to improve resource efficiency. Planet OS, a big data provider in renewable energy, launched from an Estonian base, went global and was acquired by Intertrust.
The next generation already emerges, with Timbeter integrating location technologies and visual data to improve forestry management.
With unique skills, proven experience and an active CleanTech cluster, Estonia is set to play a leading role in the research, development and application of solutions that will drive the energy revolution.
Estonia developed X-Road, its proprietary decentralised, distributed system in 2001 and has utilised Blockchain since 2008. World-class technical skills supported by practical experience implementing public and permissioned Blockchain’s place Estonia at the forefront of the emerging Blockchain economy.
Estonia has a diversified energy sector which comprises long-standing expertise in oil shale, a sizeable renewables sector and growing CleanTech capability. World-class expertise within a highly digital, pro-business environment will see Estonia play a leading role in the energy revolution
Estonia has a sizeable food industry which benefits from ecological raw materials, skilled workers and modern production facilities. With an established export capability and growing application of food science and technology, Estonia is the ideal location for export and R&D oriented investment.
Estonia has one of Europe’s largest bioeconomies, including world leading expertise in forest-based activity. Supported by high-quality natural resources, ultra-high use of IT and supportive policy making, Estonia offers a range of production and innovation opportunities.
Estonia is a world leader in identity cards and mobile and device-independent e-ID solutions. Based on ultra-high encryption and user convenience, e-ID can be used to vote, sign smart contracts, make contactless payments and is being adopted by business and governments globally.
Estonia is a cashless society with over 99% of financial transactions occurring digitally and electronic ID and Blockchain utilised daily. 80+ FinTechs ranging from innovative startups such as TransferWise to Blockchain leader Guardtime make Estonia a global centre of excellence for FinTech.
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