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Software development

From multinationals such as Microsoft and Kuehne+Nagel to high growth startups such as TransferWise and Skype, Estonia creates revolutionary consumer, enterprise and government solutions for global markets.

  • 7.4% of GDP from ICT sector
  • #1 globally in digital development
  • 130+ export markets
  • #1 in Europe in enterpreneurial activity

Our advantages

3,700+ICT companies in Estonia
icon-laptopWorld-class IT skills, legislation and infrastructure.
icon-shortcutFull value chain from innovation to client service.
icon-settings2Ability to serve a global client base.
icon-statsDeep experience, from startups to multinationals across key sectors.
icon-fasffwAgile mindset and work methodologies.


7.4%of GDP from ICT sector

Regularly ranked a world leader for IT skills, infrastructure and environment, it is little surprise that Estonia is a global hub for software development.

Our sector is vibrant, spanning startups to multinationals across segments such as gaming, fintech, e-commerce, cleantech, enterprise and e-government.

Thanks to a 25-year government commitment to the IT sector and tailored programs for talent mobility and skills development, Estonia possesses a skilled, multi-lingual workforce of over 20,000 with expertise in all key computer languages, UX, data analytics and cyber security.

Foreign investors such as Microsoft, CGI, Fujitsu, Kuehne+Nagel and Arvato have successful long-term operations in Estonia thanks to their ability to serve global clients with high-quality, innovative solutions.

Homegrown talents such as Fortumo, Playtech, GrabCAD, Pipedrive and Transferwise have gone global from an Estonian base, attracting venture capital and awards in the process.

Today Estonia is recognised as an R&D hotbed, with eight universities, fourteen accelerators, numerous events and a tech savvy government collaborating with industry and investors. Our competitive economy and unique digital environment provide an ideal launchpad for accelerated R&D and global scaling.

Whether you seek sustainable ROI or new intellectual property creation, Estonia has the skills and track record to deliver.

Software development

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