|World-class education in science, maths and IT.|
|Fast growing sustainable energy sector including wind, biomass and waste-to-energy.|
|World-class IT skills including CleanTech software, smart grid and electric vehicle networks.|
|Long standing expertise in oil shale technology.|
|Commitment to development sustainable of sustainable energy and circular economy.|
Estonia has produced from oil shale on an industrial scale since the 1930’s and today remains a leader in the field. A sizeable proportion of production is exported to the regional Nord Pool market and world-class expertise exists in processes and technologies which improve efficiency and reduce environmental impact.
Sustainable energy capacity is growing year-on-year in Estonia across a range of segments including waste-to-energy, solar, wind and biomass. Estonia’s state energy strategy requires renewables to produce the majority of electricity and heat by 2030, enabled through public and private sector investment in capacity and connectivity.
Estonia is also committed to sustainable consumption. In 2013 Estonia implemented the world’s first nationwide electric vehicle network in collaboration with ABB (read more). Today gas is commonly used to power transportation and Estonia is a leading proponent of the Circular Economy, recycling by-products from oil shale mining in construction.
As befits the world’s most digitally enabled nation, Estonia is at the forefront of applying technology to transform the energy sector. Skeleton Technologies (read more), a pioneer in ultracapacitor-based energy storage and Cleantech 100 company, conduct R&D in Estonia. Planet OS (read more), a big data provider for renewable energy, launched and went global from Estonia before being acquired by Intertrust.
Estonia also has one of the few Smart Grids in the world, integrating hardware and software to produce real-time and predictive data on nationwide electricity patterns. Generators and distributors are empowered to deliver the optimal energy mix, identify service issues and automate billing. Consumers use apps and analytics to create personalised packages and can fix prices or trade excess electricity in the market. Efficiency is increased, environmental impact decreased and security assured by world-class cyber security expertise.
In the future, Estonia’s ability to integrate physical-digital solutions, supported by world-class expertise and a pro-business environment, will see it emerge as a global centre of excellence in sustainable energy technologies.
Whether you seek production opportunities for regional markets, cutting-edge digital solutions or R&D capabilities, Estonia is the ideal location for those seeking to take advantage of the energy revolution.
Success stories in the Estonian Marine industry include:
ABB, Codebourne, Eesti Energia, Ericsson, Intertrust, Net Group, Skeleton Technologies, Sympower
These websites can be useful when interested in the Energy sector in Estonia:
You are also welcome to send us a request for personal e-consulting to obtain more specific information.
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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