In 2023, Tallinn proudly holds the title of the European Green Capital and showcases its biodiversity, sustainability governance and eco-innovation. In addition to being the European Green Capital, Tallinn will also be the world capital of green technology in November – one of the year’s highlights will be the GreenTech Week, taking place on the 13th – 17th of November, with events like Cleantech Forum Europe, Tallinn NEXPO, Smart Cities Convention, Green Governance Conference and Balanced Economy Forum.
The main goal of GreenTech Week is to promote cooperation between green technology specialists and dialogue between European cities and companies. Up to 500 investors, innovators and entrepreneurs of green technology will be in Tallinn.
“The European Green Capital Year gave us the push to bring a green technology event and one of Europe’s most important green technology forums to Estonia,” said Mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Kõlvart. He added that organising the event creates an opportunity for Estonian green technology companies to present their ideas to specialists in the field, investors and the public sector. “We help both Tallinn and other Estonian companies reach the right people and get additional investments in the field of green technology,” Kõlvart concluded.
The most innovative ideas from Europe, Asia and the United States will be hosted in Tallinn during the international technology event NEXPO Tallinn. The exhibition is primarily intended for companies with innovative technologies and smart city solutions. One of the main focal themes of the expo is mobility. However, the event will also cover the topics of energy & power, materials & chemicals, resources & environment, agriculture & food and enabling technologies.
“In the 13th century, Tallinn joined the Hanseatic League, a union of trading around the Baltic Sea, and Tallinn became an important trading point between East and West. NEXPO wants to restore this important role in a modern format – to be a meeting place for Eastern and Western companies. The more we are known as a business and meeting point, the more companies and entrepreneurs will find their way here,” Andres Kask, the project manager of NEXPO Tallinn, said.
“We are very happy that Tallinn’s and Estonia’s own tech giants have shown interest in participating at NEXPO, including Auve Tech, Clevon, Comodule, Fibenol, Gelatex. At the end of summer, we had 80 companies in total, all of whom had an exciting product or service to show at the exhibition! We invite everyone who is still contemplating to join NEXPO. And, of course, everybody is welcome to the exhibition itself in November,” Kask concluded.
In addition to NEXPO Tallinn, the Cleantech Forum Europe will take place during GreenTech Week. Cleantech forums are one-of-a-kind and the longest-running innovation events in the world. Since 2002, the events have brought together the most influential innovation leaders in cleantech – business leaders, CEOs of startups and growth companies, investors, government agencies and other actors from all areas of resource innovation.
- GreenEST Summit is the largest green technology conference in the region, connecting and facilitating networking among the Estonian GenenTech industry through coordinated matchmaking.
- The Smart Cities Convention will bring together city delegations from all over the world on the topic of public strategic innovation, the human-centred application of smart city tools, and linking the public and private sectors.
- Balanced Economy Forum brings examples of future economic models from other parts of the world and encourages Estonian decision-makers to conceptualise and implement a balanced economic model.
Thanks to these events, such potential business and know-how for companies open, the like of which has not been seen in Tallinn or even Estonia before. More than 30 city delegations and over 2000 green technology enthusiasts worldwide are gathering in Tallinn.
You are invited to join us and be a part of the future city!
Program and tickets
- 13.-17.11 — Tallinn NEXPO
- 13.11 — GreenEST Summit 2023
- 14.-16.11 — Cleantech Forum Europe
- 14.-15.11 — Smart Cities Convention
- 16.11 — Green Governance Conference
- 17.11 — Balanced Economy Forum “Elephant in the Room“
For tickets and more information within nexpotallinn.com