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Tallinn Tech and Silicon Valley


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Tallinn Tech and Silicon Valley

  1. 1. Silicon Valley Start Alar Kolk, Vice Rector, Innovation & InternationalisationAndrus Viirg, Director, Enterprise Estonia Silicon Valley Office Chris Burry, Director, US Market Access Center
  2. 2. Welcome to Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn Tech!
  3. 3. Tallinn Tech Silicon Valley Office 2012• Tallinn Tech Students’ Internship in Silicon Valley – 2012 Sept open – Nokia Silicon Valley Office, Guzik Instruments, etc.• Tallinn Tech Students’ Training in Silicon Valley – April 2012 first students start training in Silicon Valley – 2nd round competition announced March 2012• Joint Operations with Stanford and Berkeley – Dr Lisa Harper (gene technology) in Tallinn Tech, 1 March – US Education and Silicon Valley Week, 17 – 21 April 2012
  4. 4. MiTV team starts up training in Silicon Valley 31 MarchBen E Coli Team - Global OceanCleaning App Based Business Model– among Top10 Berkeley Appcompetion (The University MobileChallenge™).
  5. 5. Tallinn Tech (TUT) in Silicon Valley Plug and Play TechCenter440 N.Wolfe Rd. Sunnyvale California 94085, USA
  6. 6. Tallinn Tech =international + innovation
  7. 7. Europes hottest start-up capitals: Tallinn* *Titled by Wired Magazine, August 2011
  8. 8. International Tallinn Tech! Ca 700 international students from more then 65 countries study in TUT today.Ca 400 new student started their studies in Tallinn Tech Fall 2011.Tallinn Tech is the most international university as well the most international organisation in Estonia.
  9. 9. 13 Masters level study programmes in English • International Business Administration (MBA) • International Relations and European Studies • Law • Technology Governance • Cyber Security • Software Engineering • Computer and Systems Engineering • Communicative Electronics • Industrial Engineering and Management• Environmental Management and Cleaner Production • Materials and Processes of Sustainable Energetics • Health Care Technology • Design and Engineering
  10. 10. Tallinn Tech: Health Care Technology
  11. 11. Tallinn Tech: Technology Law
  12. 12. Tallinn Tech: Computer Systems & Engineering
  13. 13. Tallinn Tech: Design & Engineering
  14. 14. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS SAY ESTONIA IS THE BEST COUNTRY FOR STAY!!!*Estonia ranked 1st in the ESN Survey 2010 regarding the average satisfaction level for stay in the hosting country institution. ** ESN Survey is one of the biggest international student surveys in Europe.
  15. 15. Tallinn Techinnovationinternational + =
  16. 16. Tallinn Tech key topics: How to recruit talented professors? How to recruit smart students?How to make money from innovation? If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. – Albert Einstein
  17. 17. Shifting to the21 st century Learning
  18. 18. vision connecting implementation
  19. 19. building bridges
  20. 20. Integration & Balance! ScienceTeaching Innovation
  21. 21. Tallinn Tech in Action internationalisation in the marketSilicon Valley Corps ShanghaiStanford, Berkeley Growth Universities Enterprise Estonia, Aalto
  22. 22. We believe that this universityshould commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade isout, of installing our technologies and science in the companies ofthe Silicon Valley and benefiting from the investments to the Estonia.
  23. 23. We choose to go to the Silicon Valley!
  24. 24. We choose to go to the Silicon Valley, not because this is easy, but because this is hard, because that goal will serve to organise and measure the best of our professors and skills, because that challenge isone that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.
  25. 25. Tallinn Tech (TUT) in Silicon Valley Plug and Play TechCenter440 N.Wolfe Rd. Sunnyvale California 94085, USA
  26. 26. Journey to Silicon Valley!
  27. 27. Why to Grow inSilicon Valley
  28. 28. Nerds
  29. 29. RichPeople
  30. 30. Do we really need Rich People?No, but they make things go much faster!
  31. 31. Super Agile Innovation!
  32. 32. Market Value $ 352,062,807,250
  33. 33. Its not only R&D, but alsoentreprenurship and market/ing
  34. 34. Downtown San Jose
  35. 35. Silicon Valley Professors in Tallinn Tech 2011• Open Lectures and Teaching (June – Dec): – Dr. Burton Lee, Stanford – Prof. Oussama Khatib, Stanford – Prof. Glenn Ballard, UC Berkeley – Dr. Keith Devlin, Stanford
  36. 36. What do you need to start tonight? …vision? …money, time? …bravery?17 Feb 06:45 Tallinn - San Francisco