Estonia: Tallinn – one of Europe’s most intelligent cities

The capital of the diminutive Baltic state of Estonia, perhaps most famous for delivering Skype to the world, has an enviable reputation; that of being one of Europe’s most intelligent cities, according to the Intelligent Community Forum

 

It has its own scaled down version of London’s Tech City, Technopol, next to the Tallinn University of Technology, which plays host to a large number of tech enterprises, including startups, early stagers and more established growth companies.

Tallinn’s startup accelerator programmes include Gamefounders and Startup Wise Guys .

Tallinn has excellent broadband connectivity, with widespread, free Wi-Fi the result of legislation that declared internet access a fundamental human right.

This, along with support from both the state and the private sector, has encouraged the rapid growth in activity that is now evident in the startup sector.

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