The University of Tartu recognised its researchers, who made a major contribution to the development of an entrepreneurial university. The title of entrepreneurial researcher went to Professor Tambet Teesalu a visiting professor of Cancer Research Group and the Institute of Oceanology and Fisheries of the University of Tartu Professor Toomas Saat.
Professor Tambet Teesalu has been actively involved in the development of cancer medicine and has been working effectively with the business community.
Professor Toomas Saat has entered into entrepreneurial agreements related to environmental research as a result of his research.
The volume of entrepreneurial co-operation of the University of Tartu has been significantly influenced by the 2016 Applied research in smart specialisation growth areas (NUTIKAS) funding, through which 21 projects were funded by Archimedes Foundation in 2016 and 2017. Of these, 11 are implemented in cooperation with the University of Tartu. In 2017, the University of Tartu concluded research and development contracts worth 2.2 million euros under this measure.
Source: University of Tartu pressrelease “TÜ kõige ettevõtlikumad teadlased on Tambet Teesalu ja Toomas Saat”
Applied research in smart specialisation growth areas (NUTIKAS) support aims to contribute to growth in the research-intensity of the Estonian economy, supporting collaboration between R&D institutions and companies. Furthermore, the support will help to raise the capabilities of R&D institutions to carry out applied research needed for business in smart specialisation growth areas.
The funding is intended for a company registered in the Estonian commercial register, for the benefit of which a study or product development project in the smart specialisation growth area will be carried out by a research institution.
NUTIKAS measure is funded by European Regional Development Fund
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