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Ongoing Projects

Ongoing Projects


Industry 4: transforming innovation ecosystem through better capacity of public enablers

The InnoCAPE project designs a cooperation model to develop a digital innovation ecosystem in the Baltic Sea region by exploiting the potential of the continuous digitalisation of value chains called Industry 4.0. The project helps public authorities create favourable conditions for digital innovation hubs (DIHs) that serve as intermediary bodies bringing together Research & Development and industry into digital industrial platforms. By bridging existing gaps, DIHs can efficiently implement Industry 4.0 policies, contribute to a better connected digital single market, and improve competitiveness of the region.

The project will pursue the objectives of:

  • increasing knowledge, skills and competence of public authorities and DIHs;
  • identifying case studies of successful policies regarding DIHs, learning from digitalisation strategies in SMEs, organising workshops to address the skills gap of public enablers;
  • developing an integrated digital maturity assessment tool, enabling benchmarking of BSR countries and helping to identify areas of strategic policy intervention.

Programme: Interreg BSR
Project Duration: 2019 - 2021
Budget: 2 501 050 EUR (including the budget for Tartu City Government: 48 675 EUR)

Lead Partner: Sunrise Valley Science and Technology Park

Project Partners:

  • Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology
  • Latvian IT Cluster
  • Nozaru politikas departaments
  • Tartu University
  • Tartu City Government
  • Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Oulu
  • RISE Acreo AB
  • Umeå University


InnoCAPE study visit to Oslo, Norway (22nd - 23rd May 2019).

InnoCAPE study visit to Seinäjoki, Finland (17th – 18th September 2019).

Homepage: InnoCAPE webinars; Digital Maturity Assesment Tool


Katrin Reiljan

tel 5334 5253

e-post Katrin.Reiljan@tartu.ee



Fostering Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Post-Covid19

Programme: co-funded by the European Innovation Council and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Executive Agency (EISMEA) under the COSME programme.
Project duration: 01.02.2021-31.01.2022
114 902 EUR (including the budget for Tartu City Government: 34 940 EUR)

The aim of the project is to better understand and support entrepreneurs engaged in social entrepreneurship and to develop proposals and processes to support this type of entrepreneurship.

Project activities
  1. Create better understanding of social entrepreneurship in the country, identify and involve  the relevant stakeholders and use best practices and expert involvement to address existing gaps in the ecosystems.
  2. Establishing a framework to assist social enterprises in a post-Covid economy which results in furthering the economic development and creating jobs.
  3. Assisting promising social enterprises / startups to pilot, pitch and internationalize their product or services through the networks of the project partners.

Lead partner: Malta Enterprise

  • Cork City Council
  • Tartu City Government


Katrin Reiljan

+372 5334 5253





Alliance for smart specialisation in advanced services towards the digital transformation of the industry

Programme: URBACT
Project duration: 09.03.2021-09.09.2022
502 825 EUR  (including the budget for Tartu City Government: 75 900 EUR)

The level of digitalization of Estonian industry is below the EU average. Companies are increasingly striving to achieve the goals of Industry 4.0, which in turn necessitates knowledge-based professionals. The aim of the project is to create training programs in vocational and higher education institutions that meet the needs of the automated industry, to raise the level of services & activities that support the digitization of companies and bring them in line with Industry 4.0 objectives.

Project activities
  1. To identify the needs of the manufacturing industry regarding Industry 4.0 concept.
  2. To carry out different interdisciplinary training programs for students, entrepreneurs and professionals so they can acquire the necessary skills to answer to the industry demands.
  3. To build a collaborative working methodology to match the education and expertise needs from the industry with the offers of the service providers (individually or in cooperation).
  4. To create more specialized jobs in Tartu.

Lead partner: Bilbao Ekintza - Good Practice City

  • Bielsko Biala Regional Development Agency
  • The Municipality of Timisoara
  • Tartu City Government




Katrin Reiljan

+372 5334 5253




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