Startup Ecosystem (old)

Statistics

It is important to be aware of the performance of the ecosystem for business promotion or investment decision making. For this, we issue biannual statistical reviews of the startup field.

Science to Commercialisation in Estonia Research report

In Autumn 2019, Technopolis Group conducted a research focusing on spin-off companies established in collaboration with universities in Estonia. 

The aim of the study was to map the current state of science to commercialisation in Estonia, with particular emphasis on spin-off companies answering the following questions: what kind of spin-off companies exist; in which fields; which universities have succeeded in generating spin-offs the most; what have been the driving aspects. The study looked into different countries and what they have done to support their spin-off landscapes by analysing the best practices and interviewing Estonian public universities and field experts.   

Science to Commercialisation in Estonia Research involved all Estonian public universities: Tartu University, TalTech, Tallinn University, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonian Academy of Arts and Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. During the period from September to December, 2019 Technopolis Group conducted the study, which included 4 stages: analysis of literature on spin-off companies and landscapes in the world, analysis of 3 best practices on the governmental, university and spin-off company level, Estonian spin-off landscape mapping with  interviews, and generating a list of recommendations for supporting the spin-off companies and landscape.

This survey was conducted in Estonian.


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Estonian startup ecosystem satisfaction survey 2018

In autumn 2018, Civitta Estonia conducted a survey of the satisfaction of relevant parties with the current Estonian startup ecosystem.

The aim of the study was to map the satisfaction of relevant parties with the current Estonian startup ecosystem. The study focused on the satisfaction with the services of and support from Startup Estonia from the viewpoint of various support organisations as well as startups.  

The target groups of the study were divided into two main sub-groups: startups and startup ecosystem support organisations, which included among others incubators, HUBs, consultancies and public sector support organisations. During the period from September to November Civitta Estonia conducted the study, which included qualitative and quantitative information collection methods.

This survey was conducted in Estonian, executive summary is available in English.

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Future Founder Journey research 2018

Between June and November 2018 the Center for Applied Anthropology of Estonia conducted an anthropological research aimed at investigating the "Future Founder" journey.

The wider approach of our study dealt with the questions of how to develop the interest in entrepreneurship and digital competencies among children and adolescents. More specifically, our focus was on the field of cyber security and knowledge, skills, and attitudes that potentially encourage young people to become founders of startups.

This research was conducted in Estonian, executive summary is available in English.

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ESTaas - research of unique value offering for early stage entrepreneurs

In spring 2018, a research project Estonia as a Servise (ESTaas) was undertaken to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the existing Estonian startup landscape.
This work was conducted with an aim of highlighting Estonia’s unique value offering for early stage entrepreneurs. The project sought to take a broad view of the current startup ecosystem and provide an outlet for Estonian and non-Estonians active in the startup ecosystem to share their positive experiences and difficulties in the existing ecosystem.
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