City of Tallinn with Tehnopol Science Park invite businesses to submit ideas to the innovation competition Tallinnovation. Proposals for creating new smart city solutions or improving existing ones can be submitted until August 23.
Companies registered in Tallinn can participate in the
innovation competition. The competition is open to ideas that
offer viable alternatives to both existing and completely new
smart city solutions. Those who submit the idea have the
opportunity to receive financial support, pilot their project,
receive contacts, advice and resources from the city, and use
the support of the Tehnopol mentor network.
"We want to turn the Tallinn region into a smart and green
economic centre in Northern Europe, with an excellent living
environment and fast and comfortable connections," said
Aivar Riisalu, Deputy Mayor of Tallinn. "Our well-being
is based on a knowledge-intensive economy, a good living
environment and balanced development, which in turn relies on
smart and creative people. That is why new solutions for the
smart city are very necessary for us.”
"Tehnopol contributes to the creation, development and growth
of state-of-the-art tech companies. The opportunity to test the
innovation created in the real environment is an essential
intermediate step to reach the first customers in the market,"
says Indrek Orav, Member of the Management Board of
Tehnopol. "We have decided to support companies by offering a
test environment, and this has brought a high concentration of
innovation to our city - smart crosswalks and street lights,
road paving with solar panels, drawing and package robots, a
self-service mini-shop, etc."
According to Orav, last year's competition showed that
participation in the innovation fund will bring real benefits
to companies, and it will hopefully inject a stir into this
year's candidates. Last year, 12 solutions qualified for the
competition, from which the judges selected five most promising
ideas. An overview of the selected works can be found
Evaluating for the competition takes place in two parts. First,
applications are reviewed, additional information is requested,
and applicants are contacted to find the best solutions.
Second, the solutions that get selected are presented to a
panel of innovation experts. Ideas that require both financial
and non-financial contributions, such as testing e-solutions,
data collection and the like, are welcome. The prize fund of
Tallinnovation in 2021 is € 50,000.
Application is open from 12th of May and solutions
can be submitted until 23rd of August. The
advantage of submitting an idea early is the opportunity to get
feedback to specify your application and receive additional
knowledge. Read more about the competition and submit an
application on the website: innovatsioonifond.tehnopol.ee
Tehnopol, one of the largest research and business campuses
in Scandinavia, aims to contribute to the emergence and growth
of world-class tech companies in Estonia and to support their
expansion into foreign markets. To this end, a comprehensive
solution is offered from commercial real estate to needs-based
business development services in three focus areas: smart city,
green technology and health technology.
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