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SERVICES

ASSESSMENT OF DIGITAL READINESS

We can assess the digital maturity of your business to find out how able it is to use the new technologies that are needed for international cooperation, and to evaluate the productivity of processes and the capacity of the organisation.

Our assessment of digital maturity is based on the European Union criteria of smartness, connectivity, digitalisation, automation, flexibility and sustainability. The assessment produces both qualitative and quantitative results. The results can be compared, assessed and ranked both systematically and according to need. The results of the digital maturity assessment can be reviewed later with comments on the current position.

Depending on the size of your business and how digitalised it is, the initial assessment can take up to an hour.

The results of the digital maturity assessment will give you a clear picture of how digitalised your business processes are and what are your actual needs for digitalisation. We will identify the strengths and vulnerabilities of your business and how they affect its operations.

A deeper analysis of digital maturity will help you understand how automation, increased flexibility and digital solutions make a business more efficient and more competitive.

The results of the assessment are a good input for the application of artificial intelligence and robotics solutions in your business.

TRAINING

We offer training for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in artificial intelligence, digitalisation technologies and robotics.

Our partners at Tallinn University of Technology, the University of Tartu, the Estonian University of Life Sciences, and IMECC have a wealth of knowledge about AI and robotics that our training is pleased to share with you, and that we can help you apply in your business.

We are running five two-day training courses between October 2021 and March 2022 that will be open for at least 50 Estonian manufacturing companies.

The courses will be held in Tallinn and in Tartu and led by experts in their field from our partner universities and from the European Union EDIH network. They are targeted at industrial companies that are interested in new solutions in artificial intelligence and robotics.

DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS

We are running demonstration projects to increase the digital capacity of Estonian manufacturing companies, using artificial intelligence and robotics solutions to solve the challenges facing companies.

To spread innovation and creativity broadly, we are launching demo projects in as many different fields as possible and are developing new solutions that do not overlap with the existing technologies that are available from private companies.

We are not looking to benefit only individual businesses, as the focus of AIRE is to develop the whole of industry.

To do this we work to produce tailor-made solutions for individual businesses or institutions while achieving results that are universal, so that the solutions, products or services that emerge from the project can be transferred to other businesses and other sectors. The results of the demo projects that we launch are not confidential, and the materials produced from them can be used to present artificial intelligence and robotics solutions in Estonia and elsewhere.

FINDING SOURCES OF FUNDING

We can guide your business to reach the best sources of funding. Support comes in various forms and it is often complex to identify the most suitable. We work with Enterprise Estonia (EAS), the Estonian Research Council (ERC), the European Commission (EC) and Enterprise Europe (EEN) to map out the ideas for developing artificial intelligence and robotics in your business and guide you to the best source of funds. We can help you build a network of contacts and reach the right people, and we do this by organising an AIRE Club event each month, with potential clients, funders, developers, consultants, banks and investors.

Support to find funding - public measures

Support to find funding - private measures

CREATING A NETWORK OF CONTACTS

The AIRE partnership network is designed to promote communication between industrial companies, researchers, IT and electronics companies, and funders of innovation projects. We also prioritise cooperative creation and communication with professional associations.

To strengthen cooperation we are launching AIRE Club as a unique series of events that create a free and open atmosphere in a space where our partners can communicate and network together. The events will be held every month in Tartu or Tallinn.

AIRE is a member of a pan-European network of more than 200 digital innovation hubs in the European Union, and so AIRE Club can be a physical meeting space for presenting not only local services and success stories, but also the work of foreign hubs that may be of interest to Estonian manufacturing companies. AIRE Club will in future be a physical meeting space for presenting not only local services and success stories, but also the work of foreign hubs that may be of interest to Estonian manufacturing companies. As the Estonian member proposed by the state for the pan-European network of more than 200 digital innovation hubs in the European Union, we work closely with our international partners.