Estonian Minister of IT visited modern factoriesOctober 6, 2022
ITL Estonia had an honor to host together with two companies – Comodule and Ericsson Estonia – Estonian Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Mr Kristjan Järvan and representatives of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications for Estonia.
It was a pleasure to show that it doesn’t matter if the company employs almost 200 or more than 2,000 people – Estonia can offer world-class top products.
The innovative Comodule has taken the Internet of Things to the scooters. According to company manager Kristjan Maruste, their contribution to building an emission-free world is important – all knowledge and production is on site, the furthest components produced are located within a radius of about 350 km. But customers are located all over the world.
The company Ericsson Estonia has grown into a competence center for the development of network technology, according to the company manager Andrus Durejko, they are considered as a bridge to reach from research and development activities to the end customer. The value creation in the entire group’s products, which the ever-growing engineering team in Estonia offers, is impressive. There is very close cooperation with universities also.
However, in order for both companies to be able to develop and produce even more innovative products, it is important to find the best employees both here and from other countries. Our business and living environment should also encourage people to come here to work. For example, nearly 60 representatives of different nationalities work at Ericsson – You just have to recruite the best performers from all over the world. From their perspective, there would be a great need for more radio and electronic engineers, the available resources in Estonia are simply not enough.
Estonian companies expect support from the government to boost their research and development activities, there could be even more applied research and pilot project. In any case, there are plenty of ideas, if only there would be more people.
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