Tallinn stimulates entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation
The Tallinn City Council has adopted a new Enterprise and Innovation strategy for the years 2014-2018, with the aim to create better opportunities for the development of enterprise and innovation in Tallinn (Estonia), and in this way, to increase the competitiveness of Tallinn as a city and region.
The strategy focuses on smart specialization in key development sectors with the greatest potential and added value, which are service industries (including creative industries), future technologies and ICT horizontally through other sectors. The strategic action plan includes both simplifying the access to capital, cluster development, cross-sectoral cooperation, promotion of international networking and development and implementation of smart innovative solutions in the city.
The compilation of Tallinn Enterprise and Innovation Strategy was financed by the Interreg IVC programme within the framework of the international Cross-Innovation project.
The whole strategy: Enterprise and Innovation strategy for Tallinn in 2014-2018 (pdf)
The Project Cross Innovation promotes collaborative and user-driven innovation that happens across sectoral, organisational, technological and geographic boundaries. Its focus rests on policies and support measures that enable cross innovation and creative spillovers between creative sectors and other industries. The partnership consists of 11 metropolitan hotspots that have the potential to put cross innovation on the top of local and regional policy agendas across Europe: Birmingham, Amsterdam, Rome, Berlin, Tallinn, Warsaw, Vilnius, Stockholm, Linz, Lisbon and Pilsen.