e-Estonia Programme for Galicia and Inditex

  • Day 1


    Introduction to the e-state

    Estonians are pathfinders, who have built an efficient, secure and transparent ecosystem that saves time and money. e-Estonia invites you to follow the digital journey. The initial part introduces and demonstrates the underlying mechanisms involved in digitizing a society, an overview of the main challenges and policies, an understanding of the infrastructure, e-solutions and services.



    Electronic identity


    with SK ID Solutions

    Estonia has by far the most advanced national ID card system in the world. Much more than a legal photo ID, the mandatory national card also provides digital access to all of Estonia’s secure e-services. In cooperation with SK ID Solutions and Cybernetica the so-called Smart-ID was also developed. Smart-ID is the new generation electronic identity designed to use conveniently on smart devices, while still keeping a high level of security.


    X-road data exchange between government and private sector entities


    The X-Road is the backbone of e-Estonia and was initiated by the Estonian government to enable secure data exchange between governmental organisations. The first version was developed by Cybernetica and launched in 2001.

    X-Road is a distributed information exchange platform that makes it possible for all different systems to communicate all across the governmental sector; for example, the police can access data from the health system, tax board or business registry and vice versa.

    It has enabled to increase the depth of cooperation between public organizations and reduced paper work exponentially so that public employees can concentrate on tasks that require human interaction.

    11.45 -12.15

    Building digital solutions for seamless business and society


    Helmes is a digital innovation partner with more than 30 years of experience and unique work methods that guarantee world-class partnership in software development.
    Helmes is also one of the main creators of e-Estonia.
    Clients like Kuehne-Nagel, Solera, Service Channel and OECD trust Helmes to create their most complex business-critical software systems around the world. Their key customers worldwide have rated Helmes as their best external development partner.


    45% of office work can be automated

    Modern information technology tools enable the automation of 45% of all work. McKinsey&Company demonstrated that in about 60% of all jobs, at least 30% of work could be automated. Thus, automation could be applied to the vast majority of today’s jobs.

    Around 45% of tasks could be automated just by using existing technology, though this requires significant restructuring of work tasks and business processes.

    12.45- 14.00


    14.00 -17.00

    Visit to Milrem factory.


    The Multiscope UGV combines know-how collected from extensive testing of the THeMIS during military exercises in harsh environments and provides faster, cost-effective and flexible solutions for the commercial and government sector, including civil engineering, security and especially fire and rescue applications. The Multiscope is ideal for industries who wish to eliminate the physical risk to their workforce and want to benefit from automating processes.



  • Day 2


    New Nordics hub for digital business

    Estonia consistently ranks as a world leader in human capital, digital capability, and ease of doing business. This, supported by the 0% corporate income tax on reinvested profits, creates a competitive environment which allows solutions and services to be researched, developed, and delivered globally. Transparent, stable and functioning legislation makes doing business in Estonia easy.


    Startup ecosystem

    Startup Estonia
    Estonia is the country with the highest number of unicorns per capita in the world. In the last 10 years, the vibrant startup community in Estonia has raised a total of more than € 2B and 7 unicorns have been founded by Estonians and/or in Estonia (Skype, Playtech, Wise, Bolt, Pipedrive, Zego, ID.me). A further dozen home-grown startups are valued at over € 100M each.



    13.30 – 14.30

    Tehnopol – science park


    Visit to the largest science park in the Baltics – more than 200 innovative technology-based companies have found a new home here. In the campus there are well-regarded tech companies such as Skype, Cybernetica, Starship Technologies, Ektaco, and SMIT. Tehnopol also hosts the Greentech cluster and IT Community.


    Cleantech cluster

    Cleantech cluster

    Cleantech Estonia is the development powerhouse which unites startups who work with novel materials, bioresources, agriculture and carbon offsetting.


Visit us physically or virtually

We host impactful events both in our centre and online for government institutions, companies, and media. You’ll get an overview of e-Estonia’s best practices and build links to leading IT-service providers and state experts to support your digitalisation plans.

Questions? Have a chat with us.

Call us: +372 6273157 (business hours only)

Find us

The Briefing Centre is conveniently located just 2 minutes drive from the airport and 10 to 15 minutes drive from the city centre.

You will find us on a ground floor of Valukoja 8, central entrance behind the statue of Mr Ernst Julius Öpik. Photo of the central entrance.

Valukoja 8
11415 Tallinn, Estonia