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EIT Digital and Startup Estonia join forces to boost Estonian startup ecosystem

25.05.2017
Signing the MoC in Tallinn on May 25th. From the left: Siim Sikkut, Government CIO of Estonia; Mari Vavulski, Head of Startup Estonia; Lehar Kütt, CEO of Kredex Fund, Mikk Vainik, expert from the Ministry; Willem Jonker, CEO of EIT Digital.
Signing the MoC in Tallinn on May 25th. From the left: Siim Sikkut, Government CIO of Estonia; Mari Vavulski, Head of Startup Estonia; Lehar Kütt, CEO of Kredex Fund, Mikk Vainik, expert from the Ministry; Willem Jonker, CEO of EIT Digital.

EIT Digital and Startup Estonia today signed a Memorandum of Collaboration to help the Estonian innovation ecosystem develop further during Estonia’s EU presidency and also play an increasingly important role in the international digital landscape.
"Estonia is a hotbed of European innovative entrepreneurship. We are happy to sign this collaborative agreement with Startup Estonia, which will facilitate the transfer of people, knowledge and ideas necessary to make innovation happen,"  said Willem Jonker, EIT Digital CEO.
 
"We are happy to announce the partnership with EIT Digital, certain as we are that this collaboration will strengthen the Estonian startup ecosystem, encouraging greater openness towards the European landscape," addedLehar Kütt, Kredex CEO.
 
Startup Estonia, the professional association of Estonian startups, and EIT Digital, the leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation,  signed on May 25th a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) to join forces to support the development of the  Estonian innovation ecosystem.
 
Startup Estonia will bring  to the table the skills and the expertise developed in several years of activity in this Baltic nation. EIT Digital meanwhile catalyzes digital innovation and entrepreneurship through a number of initiatives aimed at driving the digital transformation across Europe and beyond. The goal: helping the Estonian innovation ecosystem grow and also play an increasingly important role in the international landscape by fostering Estonian innovative firms' access to European markets and by making Estonia a more attractive destination for tech companies, investors and talents coming from abroad.
 
The signing, in the context of the innovation and startup conference Latitude59, was done in Tallinn by Willem Jonker, CEO EIT Digital, and Lehar Kütt, CEO Kredex Fund, home of Startup Estonia in the presence of Mari Vavulski, Head of Startup Estonia and Siim Sikkut, Government CIO of Estonia.
 
EIT Digital will join the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Startup Estonia, the European Commission and Dell to co-host the Startup Nations Summit in November 2017, which will be held in the framework of Estonia’s EU presidency.
 
Estonia is part of ARISE Europe, EIT Digital's implementation of the  EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS). ARISE Europe is designed to stimulate regional growth in EU countries where EIT Digital is not physically present with a node. Its objective is to connect local and regional innovation centres and their ecosystems to EIT Digital's innovation and education ecosystem.
About EIT Digital

EIT Digital is the leading European open innovation organisation. Our mission is to foster digital technology innovation and entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and quality of life in Europe. We bring together entrepreneurs from a partnership of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, startups, universities and research institutes.

EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate the market uptake of research-based digital technologies and to bring entrepreneurial talent and leadership to Europe. Our innovation and education activities are organised in and around our co-location centres, where students, researchers, engineers, business developers and entrepreneurs come together to drive the digitalisation of society.

EIT Digital is a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Since 2010, EIT Digital is consistently mobilising talents, ideas, technologies, investments and business across Europe and beyond to stimulate disruptive digital innovation. The headquarters is in Brussels with co-location centres in Berlin, Budapest, Eindhoven, London, Helsinki, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm and Trento, as well as a hub in Silicon Valley.

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