Tallinn University of Technology

International co-operation

Estonian Maritime Academy has been opened to the international co-operation in the past and we are going to continue to collaborate with our previous and new partners in various topics in the maritime sector to develop innovative knowledge and technologies.

The experts of Estonian Maritime Academy have been involved in different international co-operation projects in different fields, for example, raising the level of expertise and management of oil spill response, analyzing cargo flows, maritime transportation and cluster, development of the maritime education etc.

Ongoing projects

sustainable flow

The project will reduce CO2 emissions from intermodal/multimodal freight flows. A digital tool for CO2 reduction measures will be developed; in addition, a concept for energy saving and renewable energy production in ports as multimodal transport hubs will be developed. The implementation will be carried out through real pilot projects at maritime and land transport hubs. There are seven intermodal hubs/regional systems where CO2 reductions will be achieved (ports of Rauma, Finland; Pori, Finland; Mariehamn, Å; Norrköping, SE; Oxelösund, SE; Tallinn, EE; Riga, LV).

The Sustainable Flow project will result in:

  • CO2 reduction (10%) in the pilot ports by year 3.
  • A practical open access web-based tool (with utility integration) for CO2 reduction.
  • Sustainable transport systems (from environmental, economic and societal perspectives).

The project is a joint collaboration between:

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, FI (lead partner); Fintraffic VTS Ltd, FI;

Åland University of Applied Sciences, AX; Swedish Maritime Administration, SE; Swedish Confederation of Transport Enterprises, SE; Tallinn University of Technology/EMERA, EE; International Association for Transport Development, LV.

The project is funded by the European Union's Central Baltic Programme and the activities will be carried out in the period 1.5.2023-31.5.2026.

The total budget of the project is EUR 2 737 380, of which TalTech EMERA's share is EUR 456 965.

Additional information

Contact: Kristel Rauk (kristel.rauk@taltech.ee )

 The 4-year project aims at developing sectoral skills strategies to reduce skills shortages, gaps and mismatches, in the short and the medium term.
GreenSkills4H2 will focus on the hydrogen value chain, more precisely on hydrogen production, distribution, transport and storage. The project includes three main parts:
-    Development of skills strategy (Year 1) that gives an overview about the current skills and training opportunities in the field and, more importantly, provides insight to short and long-term labour market needs in the hydrogen industry. 
-    Core curriculum will be drafted, and training materials will be developed (Year 2 – Year 3).
-    Trainings will then be implemented to test the materials developed with different publics (Year 3 – Year 4).
GreenSkills4H2 project consortium includes 33 partners from key Industry and education stakeholders from across Europe. The project is led by the German research organisation Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), with the assistance of Hydrogen Europe, Hydrogen Europe Research, and the Brussels-based European advisory firm Schuman Associates.
Project is co-funded by Erasmus+ programme and the activities will be conducted between 01.07.2022 – 30.06.2026.

For more information: https://greenskillsforhydrogen.eu/

Contact: Kadi Kasepõld  kadi.kasepold@taltech.ee

The main objective is to lay the foundations for a new class of fully electric unmanned aircraft system UWV (Unmanned WIG/wing-in-ground/ Vehicle) combining speed, flexibility and energy efficiency.

The project has a budget of € 5 116 012, of which TalTech's share is € 503 000.

The project is funded by Horizon Europe and the activities will be carried out in the period 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2026.

Contact: Riina Otsason riina.otsason@taltech.ee

                Kristel Rauk kristel.rauk@taltech.ee    

The digital transformation imposes the HEIs to enhance their role in preparing the new generation workforce and to upskill the existing ones in meeting the challenging and ever-growing cybersecurity challenges. Regardless on numerous cybersecurity programmes in Europe, these often do not provide the dynamic capabilities and emerging skills needed in the market.

CyberSecPro aims to bridge the gap between degrees, working life, and marketable cybersecurity skillset necessary in the EU’s digitalization efforts and provide examples of best practices for cybersecurity training programmes. A practical and hands-on cybersecurity training programme to complement, support, and advance the existing academic programmes will be compiled.

The project is funded from European Unions DIGITAL-2021-SKILLS-01 programme and the activities will be conducted 1.12.2022 – 30.11.2025.

The budget is 13 500 000 €, of which TalTech share is 508 036 €.

Contact: Ricardo Lugo, PhD (ricardo.lugo@taltech.ee)

ATHENA aims to improve cybersecurity protection readiness of the water sector, thereby targeting the integrated system of closely intertwined SME and public employees by enriching ENISA-s portfolio with up-to-date cybersecurity competence trainings in the water sector and enable staff along the entire chain of execution to respond to incidents that fit into the general operational and management strategies of the water sector.

The project is funded from European Union DIGITAL-ECCC-2022-CYBER-03 programme and the activities will be conducted 1.09.2023 – 31.08.2026.

The budget is 1 605 192 €, of which TalTech share is 195 542 €.

Contact: Ricardo Lugo, PhD (ricardo.lugo@taltech.ee)