What is the Year of Innovation?
The Year of Innovation is a year of new ideas, creative thinking and acting differently. We live in difficult times where we are all having to rethink and reorganise – be it at home, at work or in ourselves.
The Year of Innovation team has more than 150 partners who will be arranging innovation-related training events, conferences, competitions and acts of recognition throughout 2009, as well as debating the latest innovations, developing new services, hosting think tanks and writing stories.
The in.ee site will be a place for exchanging ideas and launching projects, and organisations will also be able to gauge the views of consumers in terms of the development of new products and services. But discussions and debates needn’t be limited to the web. We would like to invite everyone to talk amongst themselves about who has done something new and who is planning what. So that more new ideas are being thought up all the time, and to support and inspire one another. Here in Estonia we are already a forward-thinking nation, coming up with and rapidly adopting worthwhile innovations – from Internet banking to the state’s e-services and mobile parking. The state itself acts quickly too, enshrining innovations in law, such as mobile elections.
The biggest goal of the people behind the Year of Innovation is for innovation to become a natural part of our lives, both now and in the future, with 2009 creating a new level in the way we think and act. If every resident of Estonia comes up with one innovative idea and adopts it, that is already well over a million innovations, all of them making our lives that little bit better. Innovation is for everyone.
The Year of Innovation project was launched by the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication on the basis of the Innovation Awareness programme developed by Enterprise Estonia.
The patron the Year of Innovation is Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves.
How to register
The 2009 Year of Innovation calls on all innovative people to register themselves and their organisation on the in.ee site.
Once you are personally registered as a user, log into the site and register your organisation. Through the site, registered organisations can inform other organisations and other people of their innovative thoughts and actions.
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