ROYAL VISIT TO ESTONIA: Public and Private Digital Leadership Summit in Tallinn ja Norwegian-Estonian Business Forum 2018-05-11T10:51:19+00:00

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ROYAL VISIT TO ESTONIA: Public and Private Digital Leadership Summit in Tallinn and Norwegian-Estonian Business Forum
Wed-Thu, 25.-26.04.2018
Venue: Hilton Tallinn Park Hotel (Kreutzwaldi 23, Tallinn)

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Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Norway will pay an official visit to Estonia on April 26th. Norwegian and Estonian businesses can register now to forge future project collaboration under the Green ICT programme.

The visit to Estonia will be part of the celebrations at the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

A number of events relevant for Baltic and Norwegian companies will be held in this context. Among others, Innovation Norway is organizing a business event in connection to the visit in Tallinn.

Under the new period for EEA and Norway Grants, Estonia has received 23 million Euro for business development, innovation and SMEs. The resulting Green ICT Programme is currently being developed, the first call is expected in autumn 2018.

The business forum will be all about digital transformation. A lot of room will be given to networking and matchmaking. The programme will also thematise opportunities under the upcoming Green ICT call in Estonia, as well as on solutions and challenges to realizing digital societies. 

The business forum on April 26th will provide an occasion to meet potential project partners and explore ideas for partnerships under the Green ICT calls. Although Norwegian companies cannot themselves apply for funding, they can be partners to projects under the Green ICT call. 

From among the registrants, five relevant companies from Norway and Estonia each will be invited to make a short pitch to attract partners for a joint business project under the upcoming Green ICT Programme that will be launched early 2019. Eligible activities include digitalisation and robotisation of Estonian production, lean manufacturing, connecting robots and machinery, welfare technology solutions, ICT based solutions in transport, energy, smart cities, etc. 

Event agenda:

08:30 – 09:30 Registration

10:00-10:40 Opening session.

10:00 Introduction by Cathrine Pia Lund, Senior Vice President Brand Norway, Innovation Norway

10:05 – 10:10 Welcome by His/Her Royal Highness the Crown Prince/Princess of Norway

10:10 – 10:20 Key-note Norway: State Secretary Roy Angelvik, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

10:20 – 10:30 Key-note Estonia: Siim Sikkut, Dep. Sec. Gen. for Communications and State Information Systems, Ministry of Economy.

10:35 – 10:40 Signing of Green ICT Programme Agreement (TBD.)

10:40-11:00 Break
The royal couple will meet and talk to four Norwegian and Estonian businesses

11:00-13:00 Parallel sessions

Session 1: Business opportunities within Green ICT
Organised by Innovation Norway (F. Muth) and Enterprise Estonia (A. Lilleoja)

Session 2: e-Governance Public Sector Public players
Organised by ICT Norway (Ch. Hoff) and Enterprise Estonia (G. Eckmann)

Session 3: Defence industry seminar
Organised by Norwegian and Estonian Defence Industry Associations

13:00-14:00 Lunch
Buffet lunch with mingling

14:00-16:00 Possibilities for mingling, B2B and follow-up events


For more info please contact Annely Särglep M: +372 510 1004


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