The year-long process facilitated by the GEDI institute attracted numerous experts, entrepreneurs, academics, policy-makers and other stakeholders to contribute their insight about the ecosystem.
The second part of the smart specialisation analysis has been completed, focusing on practical advice and measures to overcome the bottlenecks that are slowing down innovation in Estonia.
This is a publication of the qualitative analysis of smart specialisation. It defines specific fields where Estonia has the greatest potential for innovation. Download the report here.
The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor or GEM consortium that represents 69 countries (87% of the world economy) has been looking into and measuring entrepreneurial activity in various countries around the world. Estonian report can be found here.
The report focuses on the economy of India, one of the world leaders in ten years’ time, with whom Estonia as a small country would be smart to develop partnership ties now.
The innovation required for capturing the to date disregarded base of the pyramid market may lead to products and business models that have a competitive advantage in the more wealthy parts of the income pyramid in emerging economies and even on Western markets.
The report presents the most important external changes that may influence Estonia in the coming decade. On the basis of these, conclusions have been brought out for considering and taking into account when prioritizing tasks and activities for the next EU financial perspective.
Entering culturally and geographically distant markets is very uncertain and risky, especially if the markets are in a different state of maturity.
The report contains a detailed overview of the development scenarios worked out in the course of the growth vision: South Finland, Hanseatic League II, Skype Island and Return of the State.
About seeing economic policy as a process of discovery or development that supports entrepreneurship in locating and using opportunities rather than focusing on the distribution of resources.
As a result of the joined efforts of experts in finance and information technology, the report makes proposals that would facilitate maximizing profit from deploying IT solutions in the Estonian financial sector, in view of the present position and potential.
The fourth report of the Estonian Development Fund to the Estonian Parliament. The opportunities and challenges for Estonia arising from the future developments and crisis-reinforced megatrends of the world economy have been brought to the attention of the decision makers.
The report looks at how IT could be used in the service of health and medical services while also influencing the healthcare system. Four Estonia-based recommendations are discussed: the pushing force of required change must be used for innovation;
Conclusions of the Estonia-India Foresight Report and proposals for the most important steps from an Estonian perspective.
The crib summarises the results of the process “Estonia’s vision of growth 2018” that lasted for a year and got a thousand sharp-minded Estonians to contribute to a strategic discussion on the future of Estonia.
The crib contains a summary of four potential development scenarios of the Estonian economy: South Finland, Hanseatic League II, Skype Island and Return of the State.
The third report, reflecting the Development Fund’s work in the period from autumn 2009 to autumn 2010. The cover of the report shows the future vision of the people of Estonia collected in the course of “Estonia’s vision of growth 2018” – the Estonia of our dreams.
The report comprises knowledge about the internationalization of higher educational establishments and explains the criteria for international competitiveness for universities as well as how it can be achieved.
The report explains the starting points for the export of health services, displays trends that stimulate growth, analyses Estonia’s competitive advantages and offers strategic choices for using the available opportunities.
Defined the key problems and future challenges of Estonian education that can be solved with the help of ICT. Offers a roadmap to the desired future and lists inevitable steps that need to be taken.
The “crib” following the main report collects the action proposals presented in Development Fund’s foresight “Financial Services 2018” for increasing the export of financial services.
The report comprises the future perspectives of the Estonian economy and developments on the VC market, and calls upon compiling the “Vision of Growth 2018”. The long report ends with Development Fund’s financial report for 2008.
The report used the financial services monitor to look at the prospects for increasing the export of financial services.
A short resume of the processing industry monitoring project that sought the future engines of industry: industrial enterprises creating large added value that would spearhead an internationally competitive processing industry and lead the growth and development of the whole economy.
The report gives three specific recommendations that would help maximise Estonia’s returns from information and communication technologies.