The city of Tallinn will be represented for the first time in the Estonian Pavilion at the EXPO 2020 world exhibition, which due to the pandemic is being delayed and will open its doors to visitors in October of this year.
This year, the exhibition in the newly completed Estonian
pavilion will focus on digital solutions, smart inventions and
environmental protection. These are key themes that,
through local success stories and successful collaborative
projects conducted with local companies, will also be the focus
of the presentation of Tallinn as the capital of innovation.
According to Aivar Riisalu, the Tallinn Deputy Mayor,
participation in the World Expo provides a valuable opportunity
to attract international attention for both the city and its
entrepreneurs as the crisis is overcome. ‘Last year, Tallinn
was awarded the title of Intelligent Community of the Year, and
is known for its unicorn projects, innovative companies and the
use of technology-based applications in the public sector. By
working with innovation ecosystem partners and supporting our
companies to achieve global success, the entire region wins,’
Tallinn's presentation features an introduction of the various
future city projects being planned and carried out in
cooperation with research institutions and the private sector,
for example, in the fields of mobility, urban environment
development, education and digitalisation. These include the
testing of self-driving busses, solar pavements, smart
pedestrian crosswalks, sensors in the urban space, e-government
systems, etc. Digital solutions based on a 3D city model,
control panel and open data, as well as initiatives supporting
the green revolution, will also be introduced.
‘We welcome the capital to our exposition. The addition of
Tallinn as one of the most important economic engines of the
country caps off our two-year campaign to involve a series of
partners in the world exhibition by supplementing the part of
our exposition that introduces the application of digital
solutions in governance and an urban environment,’ said Andres
Kask, Project General Manager of the Foundation of the Estonian
Section at EXPO 2020 Dubai.
Participation in the World Expo aims to help Estonian companies
and organisations establish contacts both in the Middle East
and around the world, and thereby, increase the sales of your
products and services. The world’s fair will be open in Dubai
until the end of March 2022.
Estonia’s participation in the EXPO is managed and organised by
the Foundation of the Estonian Section at EXPO 2020 Dubai,
which was created at the initiative of entrepreneurs.
Participation in the Estonian EXPO is organized by the EXPO
2020 Foundation Estonia office established at the
initiative of entrepreneurs.