Involvement of RD&I intensive higher added value foreign investments as a part of Estonia’s innovation policy

Expertise: Regional Policy

Authors: Katrin MännikOtt Pärna

Language: English

Publication date: 24th May 2013

The study analysed the possibilities of successfully linking the Estonian national innovation system and high added value foreign investments. The first part of the study reviewed the examples in other countries to focus on the best international practices, also it positioned Estonia’s competitiveness, the second part highlighted the country’s prerequisites for more efficiently engaging higher added value foreign investments, finally the third part presented specific policy recommendations that could be taken into account in developing entrepreneurship and innovation policies for 2014-2020. The main methods used were desk research and data analysis, international best practice analysis, interviews, focus groups as well as a validation work-shop. Since the report was completed, Technopolis have made several presentations notably at the AmCham Investors Summit 2013