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A dedicated greentech exhibition showcasing the latest green technology innovations from around the world, bringing together entrepreneurs and policy-makers to create a more sustainable future. NEXPO City will be located in front of Tallinn Creative Hub "Kultuurikatel" — the main venue for Smart Cities Convention.

Tallinn Creative Hub "Kultuurikatel"

The main venue of the Smart Cities Convention and Tallinn GreenTech Week 2023. One of the most unique creative and event spaces in Northern Europe. The industrial interior of the complex has inspired legendary film-maker Andrei Tarkovski, wowed German Chancellor Angela Merkel and enchanted hundreds of other prominent figures. Approximately 300 events take place at the Creative Hub every year which are attended by 200,000+ people.

The building of the Creative Hub was completed as Tallinn City Central Power Station in 1913. After a long hiatus, the stunning industrial complex was re-opened in 2015 as a renovated universal creative and event centre. This centre, which creatively blends the old with the new, was the venue of the main events held during the presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2017.

Tehnopol & TalTech FinEst Smart City

Tallinn Science and Business Park Tehnopol provides support to technology companies in Estonia and helps them to expand into the world. It's the largest science park in the Baltics, providing services from very early stage startups up to the corporates. During the Smart city & governance study visit, Tehnopol will give an overview of its services and ambitions, and talk about their Innovation Fund. In addition, two startups, Ibiot (smart watse logistics) and Trackdeep (platform for drones), will showcase their products and cooperation with the city of Tallinn.

FinEst Centre for Smart Cities is an international research and development centre, driven by the passionate teams from TalTech (Estonia) and Aalto University (Finland) to enhance the quality of life in urban areasDuring the visit, they will walk you through their vision of creating better and smarter cities; the piloting programme which all cities can join in and participate in the development of world-class smart city solutions; and the solutions the centre has already created for energy efficiency, smart mobility, and more.

Ülemiste City

Ülemiste City is an international and diverse environment focused on the development of knowledge-based work and talent-centricity. The environment was designed to support the global competitiveness of each community member, attracting expat talents back home and inspiring the creation of new business models. Highest standards in sustainable development contribute to designing green and healthy urban spaces. This is our hotspot for the Innovation & green technology study tour.

Utilitas x City of Tallinn

Utilitas is the largest producer of renewable energy in Estonia, and the largest producer of wind energy in Latvia. It offers district heating and district cooling services for apartment and private buildings, schools, kindergartens, office buildings, state institutions, sports halls, swimming pools, shopping centers, hotels, hospitals, and social institutions. The green electricity produced in Utilitas cogeneration plants and wind farms is sold on the electricity exchange. The City of Tallinn and Utilitas formed a joint venture, founded with shares from both parties — making it a bright example of Linking the public & the private sectors, that we are able to visit during the study tour.

Contacts of organizer

Tallinn, Harju maakond, Estonia