Defence Estonia Cluster

Estonia: Estonia
Helen Naarits
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Overview

About us

The mission of the cluster is to support the growth of competitiveness of innovative products and services of Estonian defence and security industry by being a trustworthy and competent partner in joint marketing and product development.

The vision of the cluster is to be an internationally acknowledged competence centre for developing and marketing of smart and knowledge-based products and services in the field of defence and security industry.

The primary goal of the cluster is to enhance the international competitiveness of its partners in foreign markets through promoting collaboration as well as research and development activities of the partners. As a result, the sales revenue and added value of the partners will rise. 

Established - 25 February 2009
Staff in the management team - 1-5

Cluster composition

  • 13
    Cluster Members
  • 12
    SME's
  • 0
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 1
    Large Companies
  • 2
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 0
    Number of civil society members
  • 5
    Other Ecosystem Actors
Legal form of the cluster organisation
Registered Association
Languages spoken
English Estonian Finnish Russian
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website

Management team

Helen Naarits
Cluster Manager
Kermo Pastarus
Other

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Further information

  1. Estonian Defence and Security Industry Cluster provides to its partners products and services that enhance their collaboration and successful internationalisation. The products and services are:

    • The cluster provides its partners with the crucial contact network. Estonian Defence Industry Association has a functional platform for collaboration with international partners and most significant holding organisations of the field.

    • The cluster helps its partners to create successful business relationships in target markets by providing an overview of the corresponding market, finding B2B partners, preparing business missions including VIP visits and meetings with end consumers.

    • The cluster supports its partners in participating in thematic conferences and fairs, including organization of joint visits to the events.

    • The cluster organizes bootcamps, where collaboration of partner companies and R&D institutions will be initiated for boosting the development of new innovative products.

    • The cluster consults its partners in product development in order to ensure the accordance of the product to the market needs and latest R&D possibilities.

    • The cluster also consults its partners in compiling of various funding applications (including national open calls, H2020, EDIDP etc) and successful participation in international public procurement procedures. 

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
CIP/COSME

Name & description

KETs4Dual-use

Project name

Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i) 

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Indonesia
Singapore
United Arab Emirates
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Finland
France
Germany

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

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