|Extensive use of Blockchain technologies since 2008.|
|Connected networks used in energy and transportation sectors.|
|Trusted to develop and manage large scale IT systems of EU and NATO.|
|Pioneer in R&D for 5G telecommunications and cloud computing.|
|World class skills in IT architecture, UX and cyber security.|
Estonia has highly skilled architects who are experienced in creating complex, reliable, cross-border systems.
Estonia’s early expertise stems from e-government solutions. X-Road is our system of public and private sector databases which function in harmony to support e-services. Outgoing data is digitally signed and encrypted while incoming data is authenticated and logged. New services and databases are easily added. Reliable, secure and scalable, X-Road has been adopted by countries as diverse as Finland and Namibia, and ensures Estonia has world class skills in decentralised databases and connected networks for the Blockchain and IOT era.
Estonia’s e-Tax system provides automatic calculations, one click returns and real-time data. 95% of all tax declarations in Estonia are filed electronically, taking just minutes for users and providing efficiency to the state. As a result of this innovation Estonia has the most competitive tax code in the OECD.
Estonia is also expert at managing and protecting high-tech systems, being home to the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (NATO CCD COE) and the European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems (EU LISA). The latter supports high volume, cross-border flows of data in real-time in the areas of freedom, security and justice.
Nor is Estonia’s expertise limited to government solutions. Guardtime, the world’s largest blockchain company, trusts Estonia to provide their cryptographers, developers and security architects. Estonian banking and fintech systems are adopted globally. Global telecoms giants Ericsson and Telia research and develop new systems in Estonia.
As the global IT architecture transforms towards blockchain, platforms and cloud, Estonian expertise in developing, managing and protecting high-tech systems makes it the trusted investment location.
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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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