Estonian ICT Week 2016: The Region’s Leading Tech Event Starts May 26th

For a third year in a row, this exciting, action-packed week full of high-powered conferences and special events will bring ICT experts, visionaries, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, government leaders and top officials from all over the world to Tallinn.


For a third year in a row, this exciting, action-packed week full of high-powered conferences and special events will bring ICT experts, visionaries, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, government leaders and top officials from all over the world to Tallinn. Most of the events are free to join, you just need to register. See full details of the events at ictweek.eu.

VUNK’16 Program Launch + Talk on Mobile Disruption

@Garage48 HUB (Rävala 7 Tallinn)

26 May

VUNK start-up labs is an entry-point for innovative B2B and B2C start-ups in the region who are seeking to partner with Telia in order to improve their array of products and services and gain access to the market. Whether you’re an early-stage start-up, an entrepreneur with an idea, or a start-up ready to scale-up, join us for the 2016 program! VUNK is powered by Telia and is partners with Garage48 and Start-up Wise Guys. Speakers include Karen K Burns, Head of Business Development at Mooncascade, and Maarika Susi, VUNK Garage48 Telecom co-organizer. More information: here

IT Law Conference on Legal Technology

@Nordic Hotel Forum

26 May

The IT Law Conference will map the most recent technical developments and related legal issues, in the field of legal technology, with speakers representing developers, legal experts and other stakeholders. Among other things, we will touch upon the questions of economic efficiency, public security, market impact and data protection. All of the aforementioned happens with paying attention to the interests, rights and obligations of private individuals, states as well as the industry. More information: here

ICT Week opening party “Rock IT”

@Rock Cafe (Tartu mnt 80)

27 May

Come see and enjoy the most innovative rock party of the week. RockIT is a festival for the music bands of ICT companies’ where 10 different groups will be playing their favourite songs and timeless rock music. The party starts at 20.00 and will go on till the early morning hours. More information: here

Nordic Digital Day 2016

@Swissôtel (Tornimae Street 3, Tallinn)

27 May

This year the Nordic Digital Day will be all about Data. It is your chance to derive inspiration from different practises of data analytics, data‐driven decision making and innovation. The aim of the conference is to demonstrate the possibilities and the challenges that an emerging data society can bring.

Garage48 SpaceTech

@Tartu Physicum (Ravila 14c, Tartu).

27-29 May

Garage48, together with Mektory, University of Tartu and Tartu Observatory, just to name the main partners, will organise a double hackathon for the ICT Week. The hackathon for ideation, ActInSpace, will take place all over Europe on 20-21 May with the main hackathon “Garage48 SpaceTech” to follow on 27-29 May. Both events will demonstrate what Estonia has to offer in the innovation of space technology. We will attract the attention of space enthusiasts from all over Europe and get them to come together in order to hack real solutions. More information: here

ITEE Center of Excellence in Digital Connected Economy

@Radisson BLU Hotel Olümpia

30 May

The seminar will discuss the exciting research and innovation agenda of the new ITEE Center of Excellence and its impact on the economy. We will explain how the innovation system model we’ve adopted will help to increase cooperation between companies and Universities and bring new innovative solutions to the market or improve the existing technologies. The event gives you a unique opportunity to get a detailed insight into the Estonian ICT research scene and to learn about future collaboration possibilities with one of the top universities in the world. More information: here

Tallinn e-Governance Conference 2016

@Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia

30-31 May

This high-level conference will focus on e-governance’s impact on a country’s transparency development and related economic growth. Discussions are led by top political and business representatives who will share their ideas and experiences and which in turn, will be complemented by the audience’s active participation via Q&A sessions. On day 2, the general focus will be on regional cooperation development with discussions taking place in three working groups and dedicated to the impact of e-governance tools on the economies and societies of the EU Eastern Partnership countries and Western Balkan countries and on the challenges and benefits of using e-governance tools in very small countries. More information: here

Tech conference Latitude59

@Kultuurikatel (Põhja Boulevard 27a)

31 May – 1 June

2-day ticket price until 23 May: 259€

In its ninth year, Latitude59 tech conference has become the highlight of the year for innovators, start-up entrepreneurs and investors in the Nordic region. This year we are expecting up to 1500 tech-industry enthusiasts, including hand-picked start-ups from the Baltic region as well as investors from Silicon Valley, Europe, Russia and Asia. Focus topics in 2016 will be Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Nations and building successful tech companies (lessons learned & war stories). Key speakers include HRH the Duke of York; Taavi Rõivas – Prime Minister of Estonia; Tim Draper – Founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) and Draper University; Hardi Meybaum – General Partner at Matrix Partners; Ari Eisenstat – Founder and CEO of Draem Ventures; Herman Narula – CEO of Improbable and many more. Additional information: here

Smart City for the Citizens

@Tartu Harbour Theatre (Soola 5b Tartu)

1 June

The Smart City Conference in the university city of Tartu welcomes you with inspiring speeches about smart cities and many on-site demonstrations of smart city solutions within the city environment. We will end the day with a networking dinner and a unique science show in AHHAA Science Center.

ICT Week Special Tours

@e-Estonia Showroom (Lõõtsa 2a Tallinn)

1-3 June

During the ICT Week, you will have a chance to visit the e-Estonia Showroom, an executive briefing center and an innovation hub that demonstrates the success story of e-Estonia. During your one-hour visit, you’ll receive an inspirational story about the underlying mechanisms of digitalizing a society, an overview of the main challenges and policies get an understanding of the infrastructure, e-solutions and services as well as get connected to the ICT industry of Estonia. The event is free upon registration but act fast as the number of participants is limited. Book your seat using “ICTW” code: here

Industry 4.0 in Practice

@Spacex (Ülemiste city)

2-3 June – sold out!

The conference explores case studies of successful implementation of Industry 4.0 principles. During the conference we bring together Estonian ICT and industry companies and industry leaders from Germany and the Nordic countries to lay the groundwork for efficient value chains in the future. In collaboration with Tallinn Science Park Technopol, an interesting networking event will be organised in addition to company visits on the second day. As the maximum participation quota has been exceeded, the registration for this year’s conference is closed. More information: here

Green ICT Norway-Lithuania matchmaking seminar

@Radisson Meriton Conference & SPA Hotel (Toompuiestee 27 / Paldiski mnt 4)

2 June

To enhance cooperation between countries and facilitate the search for partners, a special Green ICT Norway – Lithuania matchmaking seminar will be held, under the Norway Grants Industry Innovation Programme, on June 2nd as part of the ICT week Estonia 2016, Innovative Norwegian and Lithuanian ICT SMEs are kindly invited to join this exceptional event, driven by ICT, and establish new contacts, share market opportunities and business ideas on green business. Up to 40 Lithuanian companies and representatives from the Lithuanian ICT association INFOBALT will attend the event. More information: here

Green IT – Norway-Estonia cooperation seminar

@Viktoria (Keevise 6, Tallinn)

3 June

Never before has industry taken such large steps towards making production greener. Working on sustainable solutions has provided new opportunities for both the industrial and ICT sectors. Cooperation between these different sectors, as well as between countries, has been encouraged by the Green Industry Innovation programme of Norway Grants, which supports green business ideas and new environmental technologies. The Green IT seminar will speak about stories of partnership and the realization of ideas in green industry innovation. Keynote speaker Anita Krohn Traaseth, CEO of Innovation Norway, was named as one of “Top 20 Women in Business in Northern Europe”, “Top 50 Most Inspiring Women in European Tech” and “Best Female Leader in the IT Industry”. Register here


Visit the e-Estonia Showroom

Visit the e-Estonia Showroom

The e-Estonia Showroom is an executive briefing centre. Our goal is to inspire global policy makers, political leaders, corporate executives, investors and international media to kick-off the digital transformation by sharing the successful example of e-Estonia and build links to the IT sector.

The e-Estonia Showroom has become a must-see destination and we host over 10,000 international decision-makers every year. Make sure to book your visit in advance using the booking form.

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