Strategy & Policy

State Organisation Reform Plan - 2015-2019

The ESTCORP team led a civic initiative to prepare a state organisation reform plan of the Republic of Estonia. The plan covered respective trend analysis, vision and goal setting, development policy, state organisation, and civic society issues.

Digital Transformation Council of the Ministry of Education and Research 2018-

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Tallinn's bid for European Capital of Innovation Award 2017 "Tallinn - The City Where the Future is Now" – 2017

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Tallinn City Government Strategy Unit – 2017

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Tallinn University Open Academy Strategy - 2015

The ESTCORP team was responsible for performing background analysis and developing a strategy for the re-established Open Academy at Tallinn University. The Open Academy, covering lifelong learning, knowledge transfer and business relation areas, is considered to be one of the core functions of the university. The Open Academy follows five priority areas of the university – educational innovation, digital and media culture, cultural competences, healthy and sustainable lifestyle, society and open governance.

TEAM ESTONIA Strategy - 2015

TEAM ESTONIA is a Government coordination and management platform and a ‘sales force’ to execute Estonian foreign economic policy and to attract foreign direct investment (FDI). The ESTCORP team performed background analysis and developed the TEAM ESTONIA strategy for Enterprise Estonia Foundation and Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of the Republic of Estonia.

Boosting Economic Development Through Design and Architecture - 2014–2015

The ESTCORP team performed a feasibility study and developed a strategy together with financial projections of how design and architecture could contribute to socio-economic development of the Republic of Estonia. This strategic advisory work for the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Estonia suggested, among other things, to merge four institutions into one: The Museum of Estonian Architecture, the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, the Estonian Centre of Architecture, and the Estonian Design Centre.

MIT Enterprise Forum Nordic & Baltic - 2014–2015

The MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) is a global organisation of dedicated professionals with local chapters, affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) through the MIT Technology Review. MITEF strengthens global technology clusters, informs, connects, and coaches technology entrepreneurs – enabling them to rapidly transform ideas into world-changing companies. The ESTCORP team participated in the MITEF Nordic & Baltic feasibility study exercise and strategy development process.

New International Convention Centre – 2013–2014

FLEXI 360 Tallinn is an ongoing project of a new world class International Convention and Exhibition Centre at Tallinn Airport, 2 km from the Tallinn City Centre. Tallinn is one of Northern Europe’s most popular destinations with ca. 2 million annual tourists. Dedicated to delivering inspiring and creatively developed events, the new innovative convention centre is planned to be fully multifunctional and the most technologically advanced in the Nordics. The project is lead by the ESTCORP team together with Mainor Ülemiste Smart City Ltd.

International Information Technology Academy Steering Committee 2010-2012

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Higher Education Internationalisation Council 2010-2012

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Baltic Innovation Fund – BIF – 2011–2012

Together with the European Investment Fund (EIF), our CEO Mr. Ott Pärna supported the initial negotiations and development of the conception of the Pan-Baltic EUR 100m Investment Fund (fund of fund) called Baltic Innovation Fund (BIF) creating equity investment activities to develop a well-functioning Baltic equity financing market. BIF represents a EUR 40 million investment by EIF with each Baltic Government committing EUR 20 million through their respective national agencies – INVEGA in Lithuania, KredEx in Estonia and LGA in Latvia.

International IT Academy – 2009–2011

Leading the background analysis and the industry-academy cooperation initiative to significantly upgrade, internationalise and develop interdisciplinary approaches of ICT education in Estonia (this foresight project was initiated and lead by Ms. Kitty Kubo, currently Head of Future Research at ESTCORP).

Prime Minister's Research & Development Council Innovation Policy Sub-Committee 2007-2011

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MedicineEstonia – 2011

Initiating and executing the foresight project “Estonian Growth Opportunities in Healthcare Services: Opportunities for Estonia’s Export of Health and Wellness Services in the Next Decade” leading to the establishment of the public, private and academic sector cooperation platform MedicineEstonia with the aim to improve the export capability of healthcare and wellness services and strategically coordinate their development activities in Estonia (this foresight project was initiated and lead by Ms. Kitty Kubo, currently Head of Future Research at ESTCORP).

Tallinn Seaplane Harbour – 2009–2010

Exposition design and build for one of the most innovative maritime museums in Europe (Margit Aule, currently Head of Architecture & Exhibit Design at ESTCORP).

Tallinn TV Tower – 2009–2010

Exposition concept and renovation project of one of the top 3 tourist attractions in Estonia (Margit Aule, currently Head of Architecture & Exhibit Design at ESTCORP).

Estonian Venture Capital Association – 2009

Initiating the establishment of the Estonian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association with the aim to vigorously develop the Estonian private equity and venture capital industry and to promote the culture of ambitious entrepreneurship in Estonia (Ott Pärna, currently CEO at ESTCORP).

SeedBooster – 2009

Establishment of the international business accelerator with the objective to unleash the international potential of ambitious business projects and develop them further until they are mature for venture capital financing (Ott Pärna, currently CEO at ESTCORP).

Estonian Design Policy – 2003

Arranging the background analysis, negotiations and drafting the Estonian Design Policy as the basis for later establishment of the Estonian Design Centre – the developer and promoter of the design field, collector and disseminator of information, knowledge and skills of design (Ott Pärna, currently CEO at ESTCORP).