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BaltMet Inno WP 3 "Cluster Development" final event conference

On November 13th BaltMet Inno WP 3 "Cluster Development" conference "Transnational Cluster Alliances - Connecting Neighbours in the Baltic Sea Region" hosted by TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin GmbH in cooperation with WISTA MANAGEMENT GMBH took place in Berlin

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Balt Met Inno seminar in the framework of Open Days in Brussels on 9th October 2007.

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Seminar at Open Days in Brussels on 9 October 2007

In collaboration with the Baltic Sea Group, BaltMet Inno will arrange the seminar "Boosting Innovation through Metropolitan Partnership".

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BaltMet Inno Workshops in St. Petersburg, 13-15 June 2007

From 13 - 15 June, the City of St. Petersburg hosted a number of BaltMet Inno workshops and BaltMet network meetings.

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Tallinn

Tallinn is the centre of Estonian political and business life. With its population of more than 400 000, the capital is the driving force of the country’s economy.

The city is home to about half of all Estonian companies and more than half of the foreign companies operating in Estonia. The most active sectors for foreign investments are financing, real estate and business services, and manufacturing industry. Tallinn plays an important role in trade between East and West. The economy is closely connected with the neighbouring Scandinavian countries.

The service sector dominates the economy of Tallinn both with regard to profits and the number of people employed. Seven out of ten inhabitants of Tallinn work in the service sector. Business services dominate the service sector. Tallinn represents almost 1/3 of the total national industrial production.

There are four public legal colleges and universities, three universities of applied sciences and ten private colleges and universities in Tallinn.

The only actual science park so far in Tallinn is Tehnopol - the Tallinn Technology Park located in the campus of the largest Estonian university of technology, Tallinn Technical University with 10 000 students and 1000 of R&D staff. The strongest sectors of Tehnopol are ICT, materials technology and biotechnology. City of Tallinn is a shareholder of Tehnopol.

City of Tallinn has in recent years taken more active role in the development of the innovation environment for business and research.

www.tallinn.ee

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