e-Estonia Programme for Singapore University of Social Sciences

  • Introduction to the e-state

    with e-Estonia Briefing Centre

    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.


    World-leading 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 of SK ID Solutions and Cybernetica the so-called Smart ID was developed. Smart-ID is an app based new generation electronic identity designed to use conveniently on smart devices, while still keeping 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.


    API-first, cloud-agnostic and highly configurable without coding modular core banking platform

    With Tuum

    Their core banking platform has been carefully developed with agility and flexibility in mind. Modularity is a key concept in our design; you choose only the capabilities you need and, like a multi-tool, we provide They with the most appropriate choice of technology to supercharge your business from within. The platform is API-first and built around a microservices architecture, ensuring quick and simple integration. It is powered by a mighty workflow engine and, while pre-configured workflows mean that you are ready to go in an instant, you can always define your own workflows to suit the way your business operates.


    Cyber security assessment and capability development

    with CybExer

    CybExer Technologies is a NATO-awarded Estonian cybersecurity company that has wide-ranging experience in providing and maintaining highly sophisticated cyber security training platforms with a special focus on cyber capability development. The platforms are the key to successful delivery of a plethora of cybersecurity trainings and exercises aimed at ordinary users, technical responders and the very top of strategic leadership.

    CybExer’s flagship service is the development, operation and maintenance of next-generation, state-of-the-art, cyber ranges. Ultimately, it offers a safe environment where personel, technical, and organisational cyber security capabilities can be assessed, analyzed, and developed.


  • The Tokenization of Everything

    With Guardtime

    The cost to the global economy of managing human trust can be measured in the trillions of dollars per year. A whole range of business functions (audit, compliance, cybersecurity, inspection, certification) exist that try to narrow the uncertainty associated with trusting others. However, they fail, with rising cost. Our vision is a world where these functions no longer exist as they are cryptographically encoded into the design of applications.


    Ease of doing business

    with Nortal

    Nortal is a multi-national ICT and Business Consultancy enterprise dedicated to creating high-quality eGovernment, Healthcare and Private sector solutions. Nortal is behind about a third of Estonian e-Government solutions.

    In markets where access to information is effortless and regulations straightforward, economic development flourishes. Nortal partners with governments to bolster business through intelligent public administration.


    Education for a digital future

    with Education Estonia

    Education Estonia is an initiative for international education cooperation by the Government of Estonia. Estonia has become a successful role model in education worldwide. According to PISA 2022, Estonian students are at the top of the rankings in Europe and among the best in the world.

    Estonia has managed to digitalize the whole education system and implement digital skills learning into curriculum to match the needs of the future of work.



    AI & Robotics Centre Estonia

    with TalTech University

    AI & Robotics Estonia (AIRE) is committed to increasing the competitiveness of Estonian industrial companies by helping them adopt artificial intelligence and robotics solutions. Our goal is to bring universities closer to industry. We offer companies innovative solutions that cannot be found on the private market – be it testing of new technology or software, data analysis methods, cloud solutions, preventive maintenance or development of digital twins.


    Test City

    with Ülemiste City

    Ülemiste City is a business district located in Tallinn, Estonia. It is known as one of the largest and most significant business campuses in the Baltic region. The environment and community of Ülemiste City support the companies’ ambition to grow. We’re the real-world flexible testbed and catalyst for new technologies and contribute to creating an ecosystem where testing is essential to any product development and service design.

    Test City provides infrastructure for the testing companies, whether office space or the streets and roads on campus, a curious and tech-savvy talent community, and data for value creation. In addition, mentoring, cooperation with universities, data analytics, technical support, marketing assistance and consulting to find funding for projects are offered. The value of Test City is bringing together companies of different sizes and fields of activity, from which new services and business models can emerge.


    Connected Health

    with Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol 

    Connected Health connects you with the Estonian health innovation ecosystem – we help you to find information or partners, so you can start taking advantage of the unique environment Estonia offers.

    The cluster brings together 80+ partners, including 43 companies (start-ups, health IT, medtech, biotech, and pharma), R&D partners (universities and technology competence centres),
    health and wellness service providers (hospitals, GPs, occupational health, spas, fitness and sports), patient organisations and user communities, and public sector
    (ministries responsible for healthcare and entrepreneurship, national health insurance, and the national health development agency)



    FinTech ecosystem in Estonia

    with Finance Estonia

    FinanceEstonia was founded in 2011 under the leadership of the Estonian Development Fund by 16 companies and organizations with the desire to promote the local financial sector ecosystem and the export of financial services. To date, FinanceEstonia gathers more than 90 members from the private and public sectors and is fully funded by members.

    Today, we work as an umbrella organization of the financial sector to represent the common interests of the members and increase the economic security of Estonia. Our goal is that the legislation does not slow down entrepreneurship, but creates new opportunities for it by supporting innovation.

    FinanceEstonia is a voice amplifier for representatives of the financial sector in communication with the public sector and the public. We offer members access to important information and decision makers. For us and our members, a modern and business-supporting environment, mutual networking and the creation of new contacts are important. We work as a common network so that the financial sector is a driver and supporter of the development of our economy and companies.


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