WHAT?              Mid-term event of Business & Innovation Network (BIN@) 🚀
WHEN?             15-16 May 2024
WHERE?           Tallinn (Estonia)

REGISTRATIONS:  Fill out the form  HERE ✔️ (participation is free-of-charge, but a pre-registration is required)
ORGANISED BY:    TTK University of Applied Sciences
CONTACT:              ettevotlus@tktk.ee

BIN@TALLINN 2024 mid-term event is embedded in the activities of the EIT HEI Initiative project DEEP INVENTHEI – INnoVation and ENTrepreneurship in HEIs and of the international open innovation platform Business & Innovation Network (BIN@). In addition to expected audience coming from the local Estonian innovation ecosystem, the event also counts with the participation of representatives from various universities and companies from the UK, Romania, Portugal, Ukraine, Czechia, Poland and Sweden.

BIN@TALLINN 2024 offers a venue for researchers, academics, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders to exchange knowledge, ideas and experiences. The event is also open for students interested in entrepreneurship and technological innovation topics.

This one-and-a-half day event holds in store keynote speeches, panel discussions (Action Tanks) and examples of several startup journeys, through which participants will gain valuable insights on developing vibrant innovation ecosystems and the key role of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in it. The event starts by contextualising the local innovation ecosystem of Estonia, passing through a comparative approach to different paths to choose from, available in different countries, in order to accelerate R&D to successful businesses. There are also other gripping speeches and panels on circular innovation, tech transfer, entrepreneurship education, innovation in product and service design, challenge-based learning and innovation-driven research as well as inspiring startup stories.

You can find a DETAILED PROGRAMME here below. Note, however, that the agenda is still subject to minor adjustments and updates.


Tarmo Sildeberg
Tarmo Sildeberg TTK University of Applied Sciences
TTK Vice Rector for Development
Mikk Vahtrus
Mikk VahtrusMinistry of Economic Affairs and Communications
Development and Innovation Advisor
Eve Peeterson
Eve PeetersonStartup Estonia
Head of Startup Estonia
Rainer Kivimäe
Rainer KivimäeMetrosert Applied Research Centre
Head of Drone Technologies Unit
Rainis Venta
Rainis VentaUniversity of Tartu
Expert of Technology Transfer
Pedro Coelho
Pedro CoelhoUniversity of Porto - Faculty of Engineering (FEUP)
Head of the Research and Innovation Support Unit | BIN@ Coordinator
Mart Maasik
Mart MaasikUniTartu Ventures
CEO | Investment Director
Flávia Guerra
Flávia GuerraFCJ Venture Builder
FCJ Europe – Portugal, Expansion Manager
Riam Kanso
Riam KansoConception X
Founder & CEO
Kadri Tammai
Kadri TammaiTehnopol Startup Incubator | NATO DIANA Accelerator in Estonia
Head of Tehnopol & NATO DIANA Accelerator in Estonia
Maria de Lurdes da Costa Lopes
Maria de Lurdes da Costa LopesUniversity of Porto - Faculty of Engineering (FEUP)
Full Professor (Civil Engineering) | Representative of University of Porto in the Collaborative Laboratory for Circular Economy (CECOLAB)
João Nunes
João NunesBLC3
Founder and CEO at BLC3
Filipa Figueiredo
Filipa FigueiredoCECOLAB
Co-CEO | Innovation at CECOLAB
Anna Truver
Anna TruverTTK University of Applied Sciences
Visiting Lecturer, Acting Curriculum Coordinator for Industrial Technology and Marketing
Kaido Kokk
Kaido KokkTTK University of Applied Sciences
Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre
João Transmontano
João TransmontanoNeovictus
Mart Toots
Mart TootsEnterprise Estonia
Development Manager
Paul Hatton
Paul HattonUniversity of Sheffield
Professor of Biomaterials Science | Faculty Director for Research and Innovation
Gil Gonçalves
Gil GonçalvesUniversity of Porto - Faculty of Engineering (FEUP)
Professor (Informatics Engineering) | Pro-Dean of Internationalisation
Marika-My Laid
Marika-My LaidTTK University of Applied Sciences
Visiting Lecturer at the Institute of Engineering and Circular Economy
Marisol Rico-Cortez
Marisol Rico-CortezJönköping University - School of Engineering
Assistant Professor Product Development
Sten Seene
Sten SeeneBaubauwall
Production Manager
Rui Costa
Rui CostaGlia
Engineering Manager
Luís Sarmento
Luís SarmentoInductiva Research Labs
Co-Founder and CEO
Kaido Lainjärv
Kaido Lainjärv TrackDeep.ai
Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
Bruno Azevedo
Bruno AzevedoAddVolt
Co-Founder and CEO
Siim Saare
Siim SaareLifeyear
Founder and CEO
Mari-Ann Meigo Fonseca
Mari-Ann Meigo FonsecaGelatex
Co-Founder and COO
Wilson Caldeira
Wilson CaldeiraUniversity of Porto - Faculty of Engineering (FEUP)
Invited Professor (academic innovation and entrepreneurship)
Rushabh Shah
Rushabh ShahThe University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
Commercialisation Manager
Ekaterina Demiankova
Ekaterina DemiankovaTallinn University of Technology (TalTech)
Lecturer, Early Stage Researcher at School of Business and Governance – Department of Business Administration
Bret Demant
Bret DemantUniversity of Porto - Faculty of Engineering (FEUP)
Specialist at the Research and Innovation Support Unit | BIN@