Tallinn University of Technology

Tallinn University of Technology is grateful to all supporters who have contributed to the development of the university! With you ideas on paper will come to life, students' careers will gain momentum, and together we can sail towards a rapidly developing future!


Sponsor of the year

MTÜ XRP Ledger Trust

The XRP Ledger Foundation is an independent non-profit entity which works to support development and usage of the XRP Ledger. Our key focus areas areresearch and development, reliable Access to the XR Ledger, social impact and connections. The XRPL is a decentralized, public blockchain led by a global developer community.

It’s fast, energy efficient, and reliable. With ease of development, low transaction costs, and a knowledgeable community, it provides developers with a strong open-source foundation for executing on the most demanding projects—without hurting the environment.

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The title of sponsor of the year is awarded to the company or private individual who has provided the most financial or non-financial support to the university during one calendar year.

Gold Sponsor

A company or private individual who has supported the university with more than 100 000 euros in a calendar year (or donated property of the same value).

We provide useful and convenient energy solutions and produce energy in an increasingly environmentally friendly way. Eesti Energia's home market stretches from Finland to Poland. Electrification based on green electricity is the fastest, cheapest and most environmentally friendly way to a carbon-neutral economic model. As experts in the field of energy, we help customers plan their green journey in a personal and flexible manner as well as implement it by using environmentally friendly energy solutions. We take responsibility for the natural resources, technology and the power network entrusted to us to be used in the best manner possible.

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Nordecon AS (formerly Eesti Ehitus), founded in 1989, is one of the largest construction groups in Estonia that operates in nearly every segment of the construction market. For years, the cornerstones of our business strategy have been a clear focus on general contracting and project management and the policy of maintaining a reasonable balance between building and infrastructure construction. To support the core business, we have gradually extended our offering with various ancillary services such as concrete works, road maintenance, etc. Nordecon offers high-quality professional service in the construction of commercial, industrial and public buildings and infrastructure assets.

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The XRP Ledger Foundation is an independent non-profit entity which works to support development and usage of the XRP Ledger. Our key focus areas areresearch and development, reliable Access to the XR Ledger, social impact and connections. The XRPL is a decentralized, public blockchain led by a global developer community.

It’s fast, energy efficient, and reliable. With ease of development, low transaction costs, and a knowledgeable community, it provides developers with a strong open-source foundation for executing on the most demanding projects—without hurting the environment.

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Major supporter

A company or private individual who has supported the university with between 30 000 to 100 000 euros in a calendar year (or donated property of the same value).

Fibenol is a blend of science, innovation and collaboration. We are a 100% private equity-based company focused on creating sustainable biomaterials. We offer novel products from a renewable source to open up new frontiers for many industries. We produce sustainable biomaterials from renewable secondary use biomass that create novel value chains that don’t just replace but redefine.e partner with businesses looking to make bold advances in the production of recyclable materials. We supply our biomaterials and expertise they need to help them meet their goals. We help industries to do more with less, with certainty.

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Rein Lind was born in Tallinn on February 24, 1952. In 1975, Lind started at the Tallinn Polytechnic Institute, Faculty of Electrical Automation, which he graduated in 1980 as an electrical engineer. After graduating from TPI, Rein Lind started working as an engineer in a special construction office until 1991, when the Republic of Estonia was restored. After the restoration, Rein Lind participated in the development of the Estonian Defense Forces, he served as a staff officer in the General Staff of the Defense Forces, being an expert in armaments. His work was related to the technical part of armaments, where he also had to apply the experience and knowledge gained in the above-mentioned work, and he also had to cooperate with Tallinn University of Technology if necessary. Later, the field of armaments was transferred to the Defense Logistics Center, where Rein Lind served until his retirement. His wish was that the field of automation and electrical engineering would survive and develop. Rein Lind died on 13.10.2021 in Tallinn.

Our mission is to further the development of society and make Estonia a better place to live and work. We are inspired by the possibility of using technology to make people’s lives easier and more convenient. We have the technological competence, unique knowledge of the customer, and investment capacity to fulfill the vision of a new generation telco.

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Supporters

A company or private individual who has supported the university with between 5 000 to 30 000 euros in a calendar year (or donated property of the same value).

Viru Keemia Grupp is a private Estonian large-scale industrial enterprise. We focus on oil shale mining, shale oil, combined heat and power production and production and marketing of fine chemical products. Our central values are openness, dedication to our work, and continuous development. We believe that every step and every action we take must create value for everyone – our employees, partners, clients, and the local community alike. Our mission is the valorisation of oil shale – the brown gold of Estonia.

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Litegrav is founded by passionate scientists who believe innovations should be on a fast-track development between academia and the industrial ecosystem to gain maximum benefit. Our close collaboration with different fields from top-notch laboratories around the world leads to the development of a versatile laboratory system that boosts high-impact research and helps to push boundaries of humankind. For example, it is under use to screen for potential drug targets to prevent neuronal damage, or to test novel compounds that can save bone from degradation during space missions or due to ageing.

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The company, which started with a couple of construction crews in 1990, has grown into a strong construction and real estate group listed on the NASDAQ Tallinn Stock Exchange, Merko Ehitus, which offers its services in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Norway. Nearly five hundred people work in Merko Estonian companies, who work hard every day to ensure that each next object is completed better than the previous one. Merko carries out complex and innovative large-scale projects as well as smaller construction works. Merko builds buildings as well as infrastructure and energy facilities, relying on the versatile experience of its engineering staff and skilled workers.

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Utilitas is an Estonian energy group, the principal activities of which include generating thermal energy and electricity and providing district heating services. Utilitas group comprises district heating companies AS Utilitas Tallinn and AS Utilitas Eesti, as well as OÜ Utilitas Tallinna Elektrijaam, which produces heat and electricity. We provide solutions which are suitable for our customers and the environment, generate and distribute energy as efficiently as possible, and use renewable and local energy sources in the maximum possible extent. More than a half of the thermal energy sold is generated from local and renewable fuels.

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RKAS provides real estate services to exercisers of state authority. RKAS is the preferred partner and centre of excellence for the Government and state authorities in the development, management and maintenance of real estate objects necessary for the performance of state functions and provision of public service. Riigi Kinnisvara AS is a real estate development and management company established for the efficient management of state real estate in 2001. The company is 100% owned by the Republic of Estonia and its shares are controlled by the Ministry of Finance.

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Mobility made easy. For everyone. Software driven. CARIAD is building the leading tech stack for the automotive industry, aiming to create a new automotive experience and increase the innovation speed of Volkswagen Group to make the car a digital companion. CARIAD is a 100% subsidiary of Volkswagen Group. With about nine million vehicles sold annually, it is one of the largest automotive groups on the planet and unites loved car brands like Volkswagen, Audi, or Porsche and many others. CARIAD is on a mission to build one unified software platform and tech stack for all these brands, enabling them to excite their customers with digital experiences that can continuously be improved through over-the-air updates.

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Based on patented Curved Graphene, Skeleton's energy storage solutions represent the biggest technological advancement in the industry in the last 20 years. ,Curved Graphene significantly increases the energy density of our supercapacitors and SuperBattery, while also solving the stability and scalability issues of solid-state battery technologies. Curved Graphene is the key to a cleaner, electrified future.

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Estonian Railways Ltd is a state-owned company operating since 1870 and is responsible for railway administration related tasks.   Estonian Railways Ltd ensures smooth operation, management and maintenance of the railway infrastructure and efficient traffic management.  The company is additionally also responsible for development and functioning of the railway infrastructure and acts as a partner in solving cross-border issues and settling on standards. As the owner of the railway infrastructure, Estonian Railways Ltd holds a central role in functioning of the transit sector and responsibility for maintaining a functioning competitive situation both in passenger and cargo transport.

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Tallinna Vesi AS takes care of the production and delivery of drinking water to consumers, as well as the disposal and treatment of waste water in Tallinn. We channel approximately 70 million liters of drinking water per day into the water network and send 120 million liters of environmentally safe treated waste water to a treatment plant and then into the sea. Our work in handling and using this valuable natural resource for the benefit of customers, residents, guests and the environment requires careful and long-term planning.

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Pipedrive is the first CRM platform made for salespeople, by salespeople. They knew from experience that in sales, as in life, you can’t control your results but you can control your actions. So, they created Pipedrive around activity-based selling, a proven approach that’s all about scheduling, completing and tracking activities. In 2020, Vista Equity Partners, a leading global investment firm that invests exclusively in enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses, made a majority investment in Pipedrive. This investment and the continued support of our customers will help us accomplish our goal.

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Founded in 2000, Gunvor Services AS, formerly AS Tarcona, is a full-service provider of shipping logistics and operations, with additional specialists who cover accounting, compliance and IT functions for international commodities trading. Located in Tallinn, Gunvor Services is one of Estonia’s first and largest service providers for physical trading houses.

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MTÜ Eesti Mäeselsts unites citizens and corporations whose main activity is directly related to mining and who have common interests in the design and implementation of scientific, technical, environmental, educational and economic policies in the field of mining that promote the development of Estonia. The main activities of the mining society are issuing invitations, organizing mining conferences, oil shale standardization, awarding scholarships for undergraduate studies and promoting the mining profession.

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Baltic Workboats is a modern, well-equipped shipyard with a highly skilled workforce of over 200 people. During the two decades we’ve delivered more than 200 highly versatile vessels. Designed and built for the demands of governments, research institutions and multinational companies in over 20 countries worldwide. We’ve been granted both the ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certificates and continue to develop our production quality and efficiency through an enhanced set of standards and management processes. The beautiful island of Saaremaa is home to our state-of the-art indoor production facility. Situated in the Baltic sea and renowned for its shipbuilding heritage over many thousands of years, Saaremaa has proven to be the ideal home for our operation.

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Phoenix Contact Baltic States was established in 2005 as a subsidiary to service the Baltic States market. Phoenix Contact Baltic States hub in Vilnius is a Lithuanian company with offices in Latvia and Estonia. As part of the company’s global commitment, Phoenix Contact localized approach enables us to be focused and proactive in our response to our diverse customer base, with rapidly changing needs, and gives us an ability to support modern logistics techniques and operations.

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Beckhoff implements open automation systems using proven PC-based control technology. The main areas that the product range covers are industrial PCs, I/O and fieldbus components, drive technology, automation software, control cabinet-free automation, and hardware for machine vision. Product ranges that can be used as separate components or integrated into a complete and mutually compatible control system are available for all sectors. Our New Automation Technology stands for universal and industry-independent control and automation solutions that are used worldwide in a large variety of different applications, ranging from CNC-controlled machine tools to intelligent building control.

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AS Balbiino is the largest fully Estonian-owned producer of ice cream. Our grand mission is to produce the best and creamiest Estonian ice cream from real cream and brighten people’s days with our delicious treats. We’ve take significant steps to reduce our environmental impact and work hard every day to find more environmentally friendly ways of producing delicious ice cream. As the biggest ice cream producer in Estonia, Balbiino has accepted responsibility for maintaining and developing ice cream culture through three key activities:

  • We value the ice cream traditions of Estonia
  • We showcase local dairy producers
  • We contribute to the preservations of the environment

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Previous supporters

  • Eesti Meremeeste Sõltumatu Ametiühing (2021; 2020; 2019; 2018; 2017)
  • Alfons Hakans AS (2021; 2020; 2019)
  • Kihvu Veeteed AS (2021; 2020; 2019)
  • SRC Group (2021; 2020; 2019; 2018; 2017)
  • Eesti Laevamehaanikute Liit (2021; 2020; 2019; 2018; 2017)
  • Eesti Keemiaselts (2021)
  • Datel AS (2020)
  • Eurovr VZW (2020)
  • Infineon Technologies AG (2020)
  • Rohde ja Schwar Danmark AS (2020)
  • Eesti Energia AS (2020; 2019; 2018; 2016)
  • IROC Technologies (2020)
  • MEC Insenerilahendused OÜ (2020)
  • Mentor Graphics (Deutschland) GmbH (2020)
  • Ridgetop Europe (2020)
  • Test Systems Strategies Inc. (2020)
  • Cadence Design Systems GmbH (2020)
  • Eastman Chemical Finance (2020)
  • Qualcomm Technologies Inc (2020)
  • Eesti Keemiatööstuse Liit (2020)
  • Amisc OÜ (2019)
  • Violetta  Staechelle (2019)
  • Eesti Laevajuhtide Liit MTÜ (2019; 2018; 2017)
  • Chemi-Pharm AS (2019)
  • Swedbank (2018; 2017; 2016)
  • BAFF Dialog Spring (2018)
  • Guardtime (2018)
  • Univerist of Iceland (2018)
  • American Councils For Intern (2018)
  • MTÜ Käsmu Majaka Sadam (2018)
  • Sillamäe Sadam (2018; 2017)
  • Eesti Rakenduslingvistika Ühing (2018)
  • Eesti Elektroonikatööstuse Liit MTÜ (2018)
  • European Patent Office (2017)
  • Elkdata OÜ (2018; 2017)
  • LTH-Baas AS (2017)
  • Mats Egon (2017)
  • Kunda Nordic Tsement AS (2017)
  • Euromech e.V. (2017)
  • AS MSCA (2017)
  • Arhitektuuribüroo Ignar Fjuk OÜ (2017)
  • Dagopen OÜ (2017)
  • Rein Murula Arhitektuuribüroo OÜ (2017)
  • Arhidektuuribüroo Emil Urbel OÜ (2017)
  • R-Konsult OÜ (2017)
  • Arhidektuuribüroo Peil OÜ (2017)
  • Eesti Informaatika Selts (2021)
  • SA Teadlik Valik (2020)
  • Elering (2019; 2016)
  • The Harry Reba Huge Foundation (2019; 2017)
  • Tallink Grupp AS (2018;2017)
  • Reyktal AS (2017)
  • Ensto Ensek AS (2017; 2016; 2008)
  • ABB AS (2017; 2016; 2008)
  • Ergo Insurance (2017)
  • Nordecon AS (2016)
  • AS KH Energia-Konsult (2016)
  • AS Merko Ehitus Eesti  (2016; 2004)
  • AS Fujitsu Services (2016)
  • AS Harju Elekter (2016)
  • Infotark AS (2016)
  • Morbela OÜ (2016)
  • Ramirent AS (2016)
  • Riigi Kinniavara AS (2016)
  • Silberauto AS (2016)
  • Stockmann AS (2016)
  • Telia Eesti AS (2016)
  • Tradehouse OÜ (2016)
  • Viru Keemia Grupp OÜ (2016; 2008)
  • ABC Rent Eesti AS (2016)
  • Alexela Logistics AS (2016)
  • AS Tallink Grupp (2016)
  • Astlanda Ehitus OÜ (2016)
  • Cambrex Tallinn AS (2016)
  • MTÜ Eesti Mäeselts (2016)
  • MTÜ Eesti Mööblitootjate Liit (2016)
  • FEB AS (2016)
  • Genteel AS (2016)
  • AS Graanul Invest (2016)
  • Jalajälg AS (2016)
  • AS Kalev (2016)
  • Optimus Systems AS (2016)
  • PKC Eesti AS (2016)
  • Pärnu Sadam AS (2016)
  • AS Tallinna Küte (2016)
  • UNIT4 Eesti OÜ (2016)
  • Airwave OÜ (2016)
  • Applaud OÜ (2016)
  • Omniva AS (2016)
  • ASA Quality Services OÜ (2016)
  • AS TREV-2 Grupp (2016)
  • Baltic Workboats AS (2016)
  • BL Tehnika OÜ (2016)
  • Ericsson Eesti AS (2016)
  • ETS Nord AS (2016)
  • Festo OY AB Eesti Filiaal (2016)
  • Hevac OÜ (2016)
  • AS Hiieko (2016)
  • Hotronic Lääne OÜ (2016)
  • MTÜ Logistika ja Transiidi Assotsiatsioon (2016)
  • Mobi Lab OÜ (2016)
  • NIKSUN (USA) (2016)
  • Nortal AS (2016)
  • OSRAM Representative Office Estonia (2016)
  • Samsung Electronics Baltics, SIA (2016)
  • Siemens OY Eesti filiaal (2016)
  • Stagnation OÜ (2016)
  • Swegon Eesti OÜ (2016)
  • Systemair AS (2016)
  • Transiidikeskuse AS (2016)
  • Võrguvara AS (2016)
  • Yoga AS (2016)
  • Net Group OÜ (2013)
  • Aleksander Kofkin (2012)
  • Lennuliiklusteeninduse AS (2012)
  • KPMG Baltics OÜ (2012)
  • Tawest Audiitorteenused OÜ (2011)
  • OÜ Kiviõli Keemiatööstuse (2010)
  • OÜ Skype Technologies (2009)
  • AS Väinamere Teenindus (2008)
  • Nitrofert AS (2008)
  • Kadaka Varahalduse AS (2008)
  • BLRT Grupp AS (2008)
  • Tiit Vähi (2007)
  • Jaanus Otsa (2007)
  • Tiina Mõis (2007)
  • AS Silberauto (2006)
  • Elion Ettevõtted AS (2006)
  • NG Investeeringud OÜ (2005)
  • AS Teede REV-2 (2005)
  • AS Saku Õlletehas (2005)
  • Oracle East Central Ltd Eesti filiaal (2005)
  • AS Nordic Contractors (endise nimega Nordecon AS) (2005; 2004)
  • AS Cybernetica (2005)
  • AS Cell Network (2005)
  • AS Abobase Systems (2005)
  • Toomas Luman (2005)
  • Olaf Herman (2005)
  • AS Allando Trailways (2004)
  • Ericsson Eesti AS (2004)
  • AS Tallinna Vesi (2004)
  • AS Silmet Grupp (2004)
  • AS Eesti Energia Narva Elektrijaamad (2004)
  • AS Harju Elekter (2004)
  • AS EMT (2004)
  • AS Eesti Energia Kaevandused (2004)
  • AS Eesti Post (2004)
  • Sonera OY (1998)
  • Telia AB (1998)
  • The Royal Institution of Engineers of the Netherlands (1997)
  • RE Eesti Telekommunikatsioonid (1996)
  • RE Tallinna Sadam (1996)
  • Northwest Fourslide Inc (1996)
  • AS Kunda-Nordic Tsement (1995)
  • Põhja-Eesti Pank (1994)
  • Miteq Inc (1994)
  • PI - Consulting Ltd (1994)
  • RAS Eesti Metallieksport (1994)

*Based on the statute that entered into force in 2023, the titles, requirements and rates on the page are valid for supporters from 2022.