Tallinn, as the capital of Estonia, has an 800-year history as a developing and modernizing city. For more than 20 years, Tallinn has been a leader in providing digital services globally and using them in everyday life. Its intelligent gov-tech solutions are widely recognized as a part of the e-Estonia concept. The vibrant startup scene has experienced the birth of unicorns and continuous innovation. The City of Tallinn is a testing grounds for new innovative solutions: several intelligent city solutions have already gone live, and self-driving buses and delivery robots are already on the streets. We support startup ecosystems and work closely with universities, incubators, clusters etc.
Our approach of Think global, Test in Tallinn is being used in the Tallinnovation concept to develop Tallinn into a Smart City. To start, the challenges need to be described and problems need to be identified. New ideas from the public sector or private companies will provide the solutions, followed by rapid prototyping and cooperation. We see the public sector as being one of the first potential customers and will later support the entry of the service or product provider into the global market. As a city, we can provide dedicated business support for Smart City initiatives and actively share the experience we gain from actual case studies with other cities.
We are looking for companies/organizations, ideas and great people to innovate for the future – share your ideas with Tallinnovation!
Tallinn is the city where the future is now.
Tallinn is Estonia’s economic and innovation centre
...as well as its growth environment and development engine. Tallinn’s technological and mobility infrastructure combined with its attractive, diverse and small-scale urban environment provides great economic potential. However, all growth can also have a downside. As cities grow, governments need to deal with rapidly increasing demands for public services and infrastructure, environmental impacts and the smart use of all resources. Today there is also another important precondition – growth must be environmentally responsible. Producing greater economic value and wellbeing while using fewer resources and creating less waste – this is our goal.
Tallinn has made a name for itself as one of the world`s most technologically oriented cities. Digital technologies and services are part of the daily lives of most of the population, thereby resulting in efficiency and affordable communications. These technologies provide new services and products, access to large amounts of information, and help the voice of ordinary citizens be heard. There is no doubt that tomorrow’s sustainable society will be a digital and smart one.
TALLINNOVATIONS tells our story to our visitors, cooperation partners and citizens. By providing a cooperation platform for open innovation any opportunity can be beneficial.
Tallinn – The City Where the Future is Now!
Mayor of Tallinn