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We are honoured to invite you to the first-ever Ülemiste City Future Forum!

Our three-day journey will focus on three forward-looking and inspiring key areas—innovation in business models, discovering and developing talent, and a green mindset as a new reality and business opportunity.

In 16 years, Ülemiste City has grown into the largest Smart City in the Baltics and since this year also the third largest economy in Estonia after Tallinn and Tartu. It is a city as a start-up, with a total of 500 smart and successful companies, 13,000 talents from more than 70 different countries. Our community has an incredible international experience and a wide range of partners. All this gives us a valuable opportunity to share our knowledge with you—how to drive innovation and attract both money and talent? How to create a smart environment that everyone can benefit from?

More than 70 speakers will take the stage and more than 1,200 people from nearly 30 countries will participate in the events of the Future Forum. In cooperation with the City of Tallinn, we have invited top international and local companies, rising start-ups and city representatives, scientists and students.

  • Dr Sebastian Pohlmann (DE) is the Vice President of Automotive and Business Development at Skeleton Technologies.
    How to drive innovation through the crisis? Which business model creates a unicorn? Which business model keeps and attracts unicorns to Estonia?

  • Peter Löfgren (SE) is the CEO of SynerLeap, Powered by ABB. He aims to shorten innovation cycles and increase value creation by collaboration with startups.
    How to create a start-up inside your company? A start-up hub as an integrated part of your business model? Which data-driven business opportunities will change the world?

  • Ben Wilson (UK) is a historian, The Times reporter and an author of an international bestseller.
    Why is a smart city the best solution for everyone? How to create a smart environment and community?

  • Aune Valk (EE) is a psychologist and vice-rector for studies at University of Tartu.
    How is collaboration for talent becoming part of the business model? Why is it important to manage talent health? And how to create a healthy and development-driven environment for your talents?

  • Hannes Sapiens Sjoblad (SE) is an entrepreneur, biohacker, and Co-founder of Dsruptive Subdermals.
    What are the emerging global trends and solutions in health management? How can employers and smart cities leverage the transformation? What are the long term implications?


In addition to the Future Conference, you can also take part in education bites by top scientists during EduFest, the Future EXPO, Fujitsu Co-Creation workshop, various hackathons, and many other exciting side events.


„Ülemiste City Future Forum is a biennial gathering that brings together innovative companies and spectacular talents to create the future together. Join us at the Future Forum – where new ideas meet extraordinary people!“

Kadi Pärnits
CEO, Mainor AS