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Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of Estonia Urve Palo.
17.03.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

IT-entrepreneurs are introducing their solutions in Japan

Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Urve Palo took part in the IoT Acceleration Lab in Tokyo, along with 10 Estonian IT-entrepreneurs. "We have much to learn from Japan, but we also have a lot to give back. The Japanese see Estonia as a highly developed IT-country,...
Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of Estonia Urve Palo and Finnish Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen signing the agreement.
07.03.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Finland and Estonia set up a joint institute to develop X-Road technology

Finland and Estonia enhance their cooperation by setting up the Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions. The agreement on this was signed on 7 March during the state visit of the President of Estonia, H.E. Ms. Kersti Kaljulaid and her spouse Mr. Georgi-Rene Maksimovski. The institute, to be...
02.03.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonia Allowing a Number of Self-Driving Cars on the Streets Starting Today

Starting from today, the testing of self-driving cars is allowed on the streets and roads of Estonia. There is an additional condition that the car must also have a driver who can take control of the car if needed. Kadri Simson, Minster of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure said that self-...
Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson on the left, Czech Deputy Minister Mr Vladimir Bärtl on the right.
21.02.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Simson: start-ups in EU need a common legal space

On Monday, the European Commission presented an initiative on start-ups to European competitiveness ministers, on how to effectively boost start-ups and enhance our business environment to a level where our companies opt to grow in the EU rather than move to US. In her speech, Estonian...
21.11.2016|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonia to host Startup Nations Summit in 2017

The Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and Startup Estonia have been selected to host the Startup Nations Summit in 2017. The event, organized annually by the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), will continue to explore rapidly growing European startup hubs. The event in...
18.11.2016|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonia and Finland to develop the X-road together

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications received a permit from the government to create Estonia's and Finland's joint non-profit foundation to develop the X-road. The NGO will be called Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions. In 2015 Finland partially introduced the X-road...
16.05.2016|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Entrepreneurs to discuss the impact of xenophobia on business

Tomorrow, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications in partnership with the US Embassy and the American Chamber of Commerce are holding a joint seminar “The Business case for Diversity” with a panel discussion between Estonia’s top leaders on tolerance and open-mindedness. Welcome...
From the left: Mr. Roger Havenith, Deputy Chief Executive of EIF, Ms. Liisa Oviir, Minister of Entrepreneurship, Mr. Lehar Kütt, CEO of KredEx, and Mr. Hannes Rumm, Head of European Commission Representation in Estonia.
01.03.2016|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

EIF and KredEx launch EUR 60m EstFund

New Fund of Funds initiative will enable greater access to equity financing for high growth Estonian SMEs. The European Investment Fund (EIF), KredEx and the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (MoE) have today signed a Funding Agreement to establish EstFund, a EUR 60...
The Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastucture Kristen Michal
04.02.2016|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Michal: Collaborative economy must be given an opportunity

From the 27th to 28th of January Ministers of the Competitiveness Council met each other informally in Amsterdam where the Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kristen Michal encouraged co-ministers and entrepreneurs to take over new innovative business models and noted that Estonia...
Digital 5
24.11.2015|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

The leading digital governments of D5 to chart a joint action plan

During a 2-day Summit in Tallinn, Estonia, the Digital-5 (D5) member-countries agreed to chart a concrete action plan of joint projects and initiatives to take collaboration to the next level. The ministers of Estonia, Israel, Korea, New Zealand and United Kingdom expressed a joint view that...

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