Estonia is a land that attracts international attention, unites innovators and entrepreneurs. That notion is spearheaded by the broad event selection: from DefenceTech conferences to investor-focused venues. Discover the exciting line-up of networking opportunities and gatherings that Estonia has to offer in 2024 below.
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sTARTUp Day 2024
Details: 24 – 26 January, University of Tartu Sports Centre, Tartu
sTARTUp Day 2024 is a three-day business festival with a marvellous stage program, effective matchmaking, hands-on seminars, a demo area full of innovation, and vibrant side events. The inspirational educational program consisted of various topics – from mental health to space tech, founder stories to aviation, and DeepTech to the creative economy.
This year, the grand opening will coincidence with a program centred around Tartu’s title of European Cultural Capital.
Details: 24 – 25 January, Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech)
The main theme of the conference will be the challenges of military technology in a small country context. The conference expects to cover new players on the future battlefield, the role of military AI in future conflicts, challenges and lessons learned in military AI technology developments, measures to increase survivability through electronic warfare technologies, and models for cooperation with small defence industries.
Navy Tech 2024
Details: 30 January – 1 February, Hilton Tallinn Park
Globally, naval forces are facing complex threats like uncrewed systems, anti-ship munitions, and Cyber/EW effects, that will challenge the ability to compete with peer adversaries in future warfare. Naval forces are transforming physically, conceptually, and culturally to maintain an advantage in an ever-shifting world shaped by technology, climate change, and increasingly aggressive peers.
EBAN Congress 2024
Details: 20 – 22 May, Tallinn
EBAN congress is one of European Business Angels Network’s flagship events. The 2024 EBAN Annual Congress in Tallinn, Estonia will bring together 500+ angel investors, entrepreneurs, and industry experts from around the globe to explore the latest trends, opportunities, and challenges in the startup ecosystem. From insightful sessions and workshops to engaging keynotes and cultural activities.
BananaConf Tallinn 2024
Details: 22 – 24 April, Tallinn Creative Hub, Tallinn
BananaConf Tallinn is a flagship event, where the focus is on creating a platform for incisive conversations between web3 pioneers and industry leaders eager to meet, learn, and share ideas on how to best utilize the latest Internet technologies, such as NFTs, dApps, and AI.
Details: 22 – 24 May, Kultuurikatel, Tallinn
Latitude59 is the flagship startup and tech event of the world’s first digital society. And it’s not just puff words — last years’ startup competition was boasting a €1M prize fund. Latitude59 2024 is going to be bold too. The mission is to employ the tools, talent, and know-how of the startup and tech community to tackle the crises the world faces today.
16th International Conference on Cyber Conflict: Over the Horizon
Details: 28 – 31 May, Tallinn
The annual International Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon, hosted by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence addresses the most relevant issues concerning the cyber defence community. CyCon has established itself as a prominent multidisciplinary conference and community-building event, connecting practitioners with academia, governments and military with industry, and early career professionals with senior managers.
Tallinn Digital Summit
Details: September 2024, Tallinn
An annual event hosted by the Prime Minister of Estonia, the Tallinn Digital Summit brings together leaders from the digitally advanced world to address challenges and seize opportunities on our journey towards a connected digital future.
Nordic-Baltic Security Summit 2024
Details: 12 September, Tallinn Creative Hub
The No. 1 cybersecurity event and meeting of minds for the Nordic-Baltic region. Now even more secure than ever, Estonia is advancing both domestic military sector, and its international cooperation with the peers.
EW Live 2024. Prevailing in the EME
Details: 17 – 19 September, Tartu
More than just a conference or trade show, EW Live, is presented by Tangent Link in cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of Defence, and the Estonian Defence Forces. The continued expansion of Electronic Warfare is the focus of the series. Delivering international thought-leading presentations together with opportunities for physical LIVE demonstrations to international EW communities. Inspiring EW excellence and best practices.
Details: 10 – 12 October, Põhjala factory, Tallinn
Impact Day is the largest impact and sustainability festival in the Baltics. On Impact Day the most successful Baltic impactors in their given field will step on the stage; various practical workshops, discussions, panels, and pitching competitions will take place. The event culminates with an entertaining cultural program.
GreenEst Summit 2024
Details: November 2024, Tallinn
GreenEST Summit has established itself as a leading platform for promoting sustainability and driving innovation in the green technology sector. It is the largest green technology conference in the region.
Details: 14 – 15 December, Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol
The Science & Technology conference EuroSTEM 2024 will feature insightful topics like advancements in biotechnology, emerging trends and future directions, Blockchain & web3 innovation, digital health, and many more. By promoting interdisciplinary dialogue and bridging the gap between academia, industry, and professionals, the EuroSTEM Conference drives advancements and accelerates the translation of scientific breakthroughs into practical applications.
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