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Tallinn to showcase a smart and green capital at the Latitude59 conference

Latitude59, the most important technology and start-up conference in the Baltics, will take place in Tallinn on 25-26 May and is expected to attract 3000 visitors from around the world.

According to Deputy Mayor Joosep Vimm, the capital will be showcasing opportunities for entrepreneurs in Tallinn. Current focus themes of the city, such as the development of green technology to support reduction of the carbon footprint, ensuring biodiversity and sustainable governance, will also be presented. “Latitude59 brings together start-ups, technological companies and several international delegations,” says Vimm. “This is a great opportunity to showcase the testing opportunities and entrepreneurial environment in the city. Major changes in the technology and green sectors can only be brought about by the public sector in cooperation with entrepreneurs.”

There will also be a trade fair at Tallinn Creative Hub, where the city will have its own stand. In the Tallinn city section, services for foreign and local start-ups related to the Test in Tallinn and Tallinnovation projects as well as Tallinn’s activities as the European Green Capital 2023 will be showcased both in a physical and online format.

On Thursday, 25 May, from 4 pm to 5 pm, there will be a “Happy Hourat the Tallinn stand, with representatives from Tallinn and Helsinki introducing testing opportunities in their respective cities.

The Tallinn Enterprise Centre is also inviting conference attendees to take part in the Tallinovation smart city competition, where the city is looking for good ideas for co-funding and creating products of the future. Tallinn is investing 100,000 euros in smart solutions, and the deadline for applications is on 31 May.

The Tallinn Enterprise Centre, specialists from the Digital Centre and teams from the Tallinn Urban Environment and Public Works Department, the Estonian Transport Administration, the Tallinn Property Department, the Green Capital and NEXPO Tallinn will be present at the trade fair.

Tallinn as a seaside capital aims to be internationally renowned as a green world city by 2035, where people are future-oriented and value their heritage. As the European Green Capital 2023, Tallinn aims to spearhead the green revolution in Estonia, as the city’s economy and ways of life affect the welfare of the entire population.