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About Enterprise Estonia

Established in 2000, Enterprise Estonia promotes business and regional policy in Estonia and is one of the largest institutions within the national support system for entrepreneurship, providing financial assistance, counselling, cooperation opportunities and training for entrepreneurs, research institutions, the public and non-profit sectors.

Our operations support the accomplishment of the long-term strategic objectives of the Estonian economy. To achieve this, we support the development of export-capable enterprises that create higher additional value. Our long-term goal is to help in making Estonia one of the most competitive countries in the world.

Mission:

Build a successful Estonia.

Our long-term measurable objective:

Estonia to be in the Top 20 in the Global Competitiveness Report by 2020

 
EAS’s objectives for 2014-2017  
Export volume of EAS clients € 3.5 billion
Additional value created by EAS clients € 2 billion

Expenditure of research and development activities of EAS clients

€ 50 million

Foreign investments brought to Estonia with the help of EAS have created

2 000 new jobs and invested
€ 250 million

The number of overnight stays of tourists from high-priority target markets will increase by

7.5 %

 

Following Estonia's accession to the EU, Enterprise Estonia became one of the agencies implementing EU structural funds in Estonia. During the 2007-2013 EU financing period, EUR 784 million (EEK 12 billion) of the more than EUR 3.4 billion (EEK 53 billion) of structural aid to Estonia has been implemented by Enterprise Estonia. In the EU's new, 2014-2020, funding period Structural Fundsbudget is 3.5 billion euros, of which 588.1 million is implemented by Enterprise Estonia.


Organisation

  • Total number of employees - 300.
  • Budget for 2015 – 104.8 million euros.
  • Total number of employees - 270.
  • Budget for 2013 - 110,7 million euros.
  • A network that reaches every county in Estonia - regional office in Tartu and close cooperation with County Development Centers and Tourist Information Centers.
  • Foreign representative offices in Helsinki, Turku, Stockholm, Oslo,  Hamburg, Frankfurt, Nyrnberg, London, Copenhagen, Paris, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rotterdam, Shanghai, Tokyo, Silicon Valley, California.
  • Enterprise Estonia is managed by a 3-member management board and a supervisory board, consisting of the country´s top entrepreneurs, officials and members of the parliament. In addition, advisory boards consisting of the best experts in each of the areas of Enterprise Estonia´s responsibilities give the organization advice and guidance in return for up to date information on future plans and opportunities.

EAS’s values:

  • Acting smart
We are competent and act transparently.
  • Creating innovation
We promote and suggest new initiatives and fresh ideas.
  • Result-oriented
We concentrate on activities that create more additional value.
  • Cooperation with you
We act together and achieve more success.

 

Strategic Development Plan of EAS for 2014-2017


Structure of Enterprise Estonia

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