IT sector competences

IT plays a central role in life in Estonia because people trust the IT solutions our companies create and are eager to use them to make everyday life easier. Our ambitious startup community dares to create innovative solutions that change the world including services as different as Mobile Parking and self-driven delivery robots. The common denominator for Estonian IT companies is their creativity and the ability to ignore the concept of impossible.

  • 7% of GDP
  • 4% of the entire workforce
  • 3,700 IT companies
  • 130 countries

Essential e-solutions in Estonia that enable the digital society to function smoothly were all built by local Estonian companies. Our IT sector has over 20 years of expertise and experience in automating public and private sector services. And so today, virtually all state-related operations can be done online 24/7 – prescriptions are issued digitally and only a tiny fraction of individual tax declarations are filed on paper.

Today, Estonia has shared its e-governance journey with 60 governments and exported its solutions to over 130 countries around the world. The Estonian IT sector and ambitious startup community (known affectionately as the Estonian Mafia) dare to create innovative e-services that change the world – from Skype to e-Residency. In fact, Estonia is one of the top countries that has the most startups per capita established than anywhere else in Europe!

Estonian ICT cluster

The Estonian ICT cluster is the main force behind cooperation and development in the Estonian IT sector. It forms a collaboration platform for enterprises that combines competences and provides access to a dynamic network of companies.

For example, most public and private e-solutions in Estonia have been developed and implemented in cooperation with ICT cluster partners.


Through the ICT cluster, Estonian IT companies can cooperate in order to find partners and develop new solutions, create new products and improve their competitive ability on international markets.

The core competences in Estonian IT sector companies include e-governance, e-industry, intelligent transport systems, cyber security and the internet of things.


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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