Author:
Kristjan Karron

Industry Collaboration

One of the main tasks of the University of Tartu is to support the development of a science-based society. This requires strong research, high-quality higher education and effective collaboration with companies and the public sector.

At the Institute of Computer Science, we have developed very diverse collaboration formats for this purpose, which allows companies to start cooperating with the university to the desired extent and volume.

 

Take a look at our forms of industry collaboration:

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What do we offer?

In co-operation with companies, we build on the principle of supporting the creation of innovation by integrating research and development with solving specific, real-world challenges.

We often invite representatives of partner companies to our courses as guest speakers to share their experiences. The Delta Career Day also awaits companies and organisations to present their career opportunities.

We organise various events to share knowledge with the wider public. Data Science Seminars feature scientists, lectors, students, alumni and representatives from the private sector, all sharing their expertise and knowledge. The AI and Robotics Center AIRE club events bring together the AI and Robotics field scene so that scientific innovation can enter and help the industrial sector. Our experts feature in various other events (for example, the Tartu Entrepreneurship Week, sTARTUp Day, Digit, Refresh and more), raising awareness of digitalisation and the possibility of IT solutions.

Every autumn, we post a call for project ideas and datasets from companies for course projects in various subjects where students learn to apply appropriate data science and machine learning methods in order to draw useful conclusions and create models based on the data. For companies, this is a great opportunity to verify an initial hypothesis or try out something they had no time for, on a new dataset.

The Design Thinking and Digital Product Management programme Sandbox, in co-operation with partners, helps develop design thinking education in University of Tartu in addition to offering courses and training outside the University. By offering problem statements to students, companies can identify and solve possible mistakes and fault before shipping their product, giving them an advantage over their peers.

The Industrial Master's Programme helps students about to join the job market to gather knowledge at our partner organisation. In this way, we train top quality data scientists, analysts, software developers and digital product managers, who will have the opportunity to use bleeding edge knowledge and ideas for the benefit of the company already during their studies.

We are constantly engaging in research and development projects with private companies and organisations from the public sector. Our competencies have created both smaller and larger R&D projects with, for example, Bolt, Mooncascade, PerkinElmer, BetterMedicine, Tartu City Government, Institute of the Estonian Language, Health and Welfare Information Systems Centre.

The High Performance Computing Center offers the most powerful IT infrastructure in the Baltic region for companies to work large data in. The service includes access to supercomputers, cloud services, data storage, user training and technical support. The Estonian computing Center is safe and a good fit for working sensitive data. In larger projects, the European super computer LUMI is also available. Fast data processing is vital in areas like product development, machine learning, robotics and business analytics.

These are just a few examples of our industry collaboration projects that cement the role of the University in society as the creator and disseminator of knowledge.

Read more about our research groups and labs.

Take a look at our internship offers register and the possible thesis subject register, where we also include offers from our partner companies. You are welcome to submit your own!

Gallery of successful R&D projects

Building AI models for microscopy image analysis

Designing a methodology for real-time visualisation and estimation of mobility modality distribution in Tartu City

Research and development in the field of autonomous driving vehicle technologies

Developing personal medicine in Estonia


Industry Collaboration team contacts

Helen Jõesaar
Institute of Computer Science
Administration
Head of Industry Collaboration
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+372 737 6402
+372 5383 6448
Helen Jõesaar
Institute of Computer Science
Administration
Head of Industry Collaboration
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+372 737 6402
+372 5383 6448
Mari-Anne Suurpere
Institute of Computer Science
Administration
Partnership Manager
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+372 737 6402
+372 5744 3840
Mari-Anne Suurpere
Institute of Computer Science
Administration
Partnership Manager
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+372 737 6402
+372 5744 3840
Lotte Parksepp
Institute of Computer Science
Administration
Marketing and Communication Specialist
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Lotte Parksepp
Institute of Computer Science
Administration
Marketing and Communication Specialist
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Carolin Siimenson
Institute of Computer Science
Administration
Industry Collaboration Coordinator
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+372 737 6402
Carolin Siimenson
Institute of Computer Science
Administration
Industry Collaboration Coordinator
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+372 737 6402
Maria Laanelepp
Institute of Computer Science
Administration
Project Manager
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+372 737 6402
Maria Laanelepp
Institute of Computer Science
Administration
Project Manager
r 3092
+372 737 6402
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