Tartu is the centre of Estonia’s medical and biotechnological landscape. The main areas of expertise in this emerging sector of the region lie in the fields of biochemistry, genetics and heredity, neuroscience and bioinformatics. There is a well-developed network of private clinics in Tartu. Clinics collaborate closely with the research and development institutions as well as other companies. Specialists for the rapidly growing sector are provided by the University of Tartu, the Estonian University of Life Sciences and Tartu Health Care College.
The City of Tartu has declared biotechnology one of its focus areas in its strategy. However, the significance of biotechnology is not only limited to the municipal level: biotechnology is defined as one of the strategic key sectors of Estonia.
Tartu is the Best Place for a Biotechnology Business:
Centre of expertise for life sciences and medicine: more than eight research organisations, 11 universities and colleges0
Centre of health care in Estonia: Tartu University Hospital, many private clinics, medical tourism
Nordic, educated and disciplined labour force for the biotechnology and healthcare sector
Supporting infrastructure: Tartu Biotechnology Park, modern laboratories, technological solutions for development and innovation
Facts about the Biotechnology Sector in Tartu (2015)
Number of Companies: 230
Turnover: 210,000,000 EUR
Number of Employees: 4,500