Season finale: Partnering with Corporates for Global Expansion – Case Studies from the Nordics

SEB Innovation Centre

Join us on June 19th for an insightful event designed to empower businesses through strategic partnerships with corporates.

Hosted by Innovation Leaders Club in collaboration with Estonian Business and Innovation Agency, the event will provide a platform to hear valuable case-studies how partnering with established corporations can facilitate global business expansion. During the event 3 different experiences from SEB Sweden, Helmes and Feelingstream will be presented. In addition there will be a short overview of support mechanisms that various agencies in Estonia are able to provide companies with.

The second part of the event enables participants to delve into moderated peer-to-peer discussions asking questions and sharing insights on co-creation and partnerships experience either in Estonia or abroad.

Wrap up of the day will be with a relaxed buffet dinner, providing further networking opportunities in a more informal setting.


  • 13.00 Gathering with Coffee

  • 13.30 Welcome by Tom Holgersson, Enterprise Estonia in Sweden, and Kadi Villers, Head of Innovation Leaders Club, Estonia

  • 13.35-13:45 Estonian Business and Innovation Agency’s initiatives and support to foster business growth through international partnerships

  • 13:45-14.00 Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Estonia facilitating relationships between Estonia and Sweden

  • 14.00 -15.15 Introduction of case-studies:

„Harnessing Strategic Partnerships: Insights from SEB Sweden”Stefan Stignas, Head of Exploratory Banking and Strategic Partnerships at SEB SwedenStefan will discuss how SEB Sweden leverages partnerships to drive business growth.

"Helmes' Success in Global Markets Through Strategic Partnership with Telia"Heiki Naagel, Sustainable Software Development Strategist at Helmes.Heiki shares learnings how partnering with Telia to develop tailor-made supply chain management system has helped to expand their business to several other countries.

“Practical learnings from Feelingstream’s expansion to Swedish market”Terje Ennomäe, CEO of FeelingstreamTerje’s experience story summarizes the learnings of nearly decade length proactive sales attempts to Swedish corporates and how this has led to building Feelingstream’s own sales-force in Sweden.

  • 15:15 – 15:30 NETWORKING BREAK

  • 15.30 – 16.15 Moderated discussion in round-tables led by Innovation Leaders Club Council members: How to engage in partnership with a foreign company to expand business?

  • 16.15 – 16:45 Summary of learnings from table moderators

  • 16:45 – 17:00 Innovation Leaders Club end of season announcements

  • 17:00 – 17:30 NETWORKING BREAK

  • 17.30 – 19.00 Buffet dinner at SEB lounge area

We look forward to your participation in this enriching event designed to inspire and equip you with the knowledge and connections to expand your business through corporate partnerships.

Innovation Leaders Club end of season event is open to everyone, free of charge! While usually the events are exclusive to club members, we are welcoming all who are interested in joining us.