Innovation and Biotechnology in Estonia

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					     Innovation and
Biotechnology in Estonia
      Maarika Merirand
   Estonian Biotechnology
        Association
  Innovation in Estonia - background

• Investments in the Soviet time
     – E.g. Biotechnology in the 70s
• Co-operation with the Nordic region
     – Academical and entrepreneurial
• Economic conditions

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 European Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2006

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  Community Innovation Survey 2004

• 49% companies implementing novelty
  processes or products
• More innovation in the service sector
• R&D costs influencing net turnover
• 35% companies co-operating

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             Components of Innovation




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                       Strengths

• Innovation Scoreboard 2005
     – Innovation and entrepreneurship
     – Innovation drivers
     – Innovation management




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              Knowledge-based Estonia
     Estonian Strategy for Research and Development
        and Innovation 2007-2013

     Goals:
     • R&D investments 3,0% GDP
          •    business R&D investments 1,6%
     •     8 scientists and engineers per 1000 ihabitants
     •     Productivity 72% of EU average


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             Knowledge-based Estonia
     Programmes:
     • For strategic key technologies
     • Socioeconomic programmes
     • Estonian national culture, language and nature

     Strategic key technologies:
     • ICT
     • Biotechnologies
     • Material technologies

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       Estonian Biotechnology Sector
• > 40 companies
• >15 research institutions
• Employing ~500 people
     – ~450 people with relevant education
       entering job market annually
• Strong co-operation – internally and
  internationally
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   Estonian Biotechnology Sector (2)

• Innovation intensity 18%
• High added value
• Offering services




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       For more information:




                       biotech@biotech.ee
                         www.biotech.ee


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