From Science to Business - Nordic Dimension

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It is barely a surprise to anyone that our everyday lives are intertwined with science and technology. How to navigate in this rapidly changing scene? And furthermore, how to manage and develop it in a responsible and prosperous way? This is where things get messy.

The goal of discussion is to debate about the rise of the knowledge-based economy and society, with its benefits, dangers, and potential. Are deep tech and impact tech the solution to burning global challenges? To societal wellbeing and regional economic growth? The answer to everyone’s higher salary and extended free time?

We have assembled truly good line-up of pragmatic down-to-earth folks who for many years have wrestled with this theme. How universities and companies can have a direct input in developing economy and society through engagement of results of academic research into everyday life in an efficient way.

Everybody these days has questions, expectations, and opinions. What better place to tackle them then in Opinion Festival? Come and have your say on how to support the emergence and growth of deep tech companies from Nordic-Baltic region and beyond.

The discussion is led by Vaido Mikheim from Tartu Science Park Foundation. Panellists include Mart Maasik, University of Tartu & UniTartu Ventures Investment Director, André Küüsvek CEO & President of the Nordic Investment Bank, Mikko Pohjola, Founder & Board Member of Monttu Ventures and Mari Vavulski, Board Member of SmartCap.

Join us live on August 13th at 14.00 at the Nordic Talks area in Paide, or though the events Facebook livestream. The discussion is in English with a translation to Estonian sign language.