Tartu Science Park, EE

Tartu Science Park (TSP) is a regional technology development agency established in 1992 and the first science park in the Baltics. It was founded by Tartu City and County Government, University of Tartu and Estonian University of Life Sciences. The main objective of TSP is

the creation of favourable environment for the emergence and development of technology-and knowledge-intensive business activities and competitive clusters. To reach this objective we have a permanent staff of 30 people who are working on different tasks including development of regional innovation system, cluster development and internationalisation, technology transfer and commercialisation, start-up and spin-off creation. Start-up of innovative entrepreneurship is also encouraged thru its thematic business networks that promote technological advancement and entrepreneurial initiative at local, regional and national level.

TSP is thus providing consultancy and infrastructure for development of innovative SMEs. Thru its networks TSP is able to facilitate exploitation of patents and innovations as well as to identify innovative ideas worthy of additional financing. The incubation services, mostly offered to high-potential projects in fields such as biotechnology, ICT and nanotechnology are accompanied by business consultations and innovation support schemes like participation in European Union technology transfer and innovation support networks and projects as for instance Enterprise Europe Network.

Participation of TSP in international and interregional cooperation actions is one of its strategic development objectives in order to get access to best practices and experiences available in other regions and to find new cooperation possibilities with relevant partners in other countries. International cooperation.

Rene Tonnisson
Tartu Science Park

Tartu 51014