The vast opportunities offered by AI – empowering companies with artificial intelligence, best practices by Dynatrace

20 February / Maris Vilms

The fourth season of the Innovation Leaders Club continues with full speed, and with that regard the members gathered for the first event of the new year. This event was especially exciting, as we met up at Dynatrace premises, where the club members had the exclusive opportunity to be early-access guests.  The topic of focus […]

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Creating innovation needs a strategic approach – best practices from the Canadian Innovation Leaders Club

7 November / Maris Vilms

The members of the Innovation Leaders Club gathered for the second event of the IV season at the SEB innovation centre, on the 26th of October. The event was organised in collaboration with the Canadian Innovation Leaders Club. The Canadian club was represented by Dave Caissy, who shared his extensive experience and valuable insights from […]

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Inspiring practices in R&D&I growth support and the implementation of innovative technologies – Icosagen’s success story

23 October / Kerti Kulper

The Innovation Leaders Club launched its fourth season this autumn, and to mark the occasion, members gathered for the opening event on 26th September at Icosagen’s factory in Tartu. The guests eagerly listened to presentations by the speakers, and at the end of the day, participants had the opportunity to take part in a rare tour […]

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Continuous transformation creates successful innovation – best practices from Nordic companies

27 June / Kerti Kulper

The Innovation Leaders Club members gathered for the season finale at SEB Innovation Centre to share best practices on innovation capacities. The aim of the event was to give an overview of Estonia’s position in the Global Innovation Index, including insights from the ministry regarding innovation investments and upcoming steps regarding economic growth. Overview of […]

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CEO talks: Innovation strategies and competitive advantage

8 March / Sille Võsaste

February brought Innovation Leaders Club to SEB bank where Global expert on innovation strategies and the CEO of Business Model Inc Patrick van der Pijl held a fascinating seminar on innovation strategies, business models and development. The seminar was later accompanied by a fireside chat moderated by Mart Maasik (UniTartu Ventures) together with Andra Altoa […]

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Rainer Pesti: Estonia has an excellent chance of becoming a flagship for innovation within the green transition

26 October / Kristi Jõeäär

A green transition and sustainability matchmaking event was held at Fotografiska on 4 October in cooperation with the Tehnopol Startup Incubator. Head of Innovation at Tehnopol Merilin Varsamaa said that ILK wants to support businesses in achieving carbon neutrality and reducing their footprint, and the matchmaking format for large and startup companies, allowing cooperation and […]

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Innovation Leaders Club X Pipedrive: Cross-sector innovation using the example of digital security

20 September / Sille Võsaste

The start of the new season is a good time to look back at the highlights of the previous season. The closing event of last season for the Innovation Leaders Club was held in mid-June under the title Cross-sector innovation using the example of digital security, and Pipedrive gave a presentation of their innovative office at […]

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Innovation Leaders Club x SEB Growth programme: Future Economic Trends

27 June / Sille Võsaste

The Innovation Leaders Club organised a joint event together with the SEB growth programme on the topic of future economic trends to address the question “How can we strategically manage the development of new services, business models and processes?”  Find event gallery HERE. SEB presented a picture at the event of the directions in the […]

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“Knowledge that sits on the shelf is of no use to anyone”, or cooperation between research institutes and business

21 June / Sille Võsaste

The innovation leaders club held an event on 27 May in Mektory on the best practice in research and development work and cooperation between research institutions and businesses. Speakers from universities and from research, business and the public sector brought their viewpoints to the discussion and the day ended with a lively panel discussion. The […]

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In-house innovation culture at Thermory and the challenges of big companies and startups working together

26 April / Sille Võsaste

The innovation leaders club had a guest presentation from Thermory, the world-leading producer of heat-treated thermowood and sauna materials. Thermory spoke at the meeting about its in-house innovation culture and its ongoing projects, after which there was a seminar on partnership models for large companies and startups. The event was opened by Simmo Soomets, the […]

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