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.
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.
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.