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Rene Tõnnisson

Region: Estonia: Tartu Region
Organisation: Baltic Innovation Agency
EMMIA PLP: Expert (Working Group: Large-Scale demonstrators and interoperability)

Rene Tõnnisson is working as member of executive board of Baltic Innovation Agency. He has more than 15 years of experience in innovation management and business development. He has been member of executive boards of Smart City Lab, Tartu Science Park, Tartu Biotechnology Park, Institute of Baltic Studies and Connect Estonia.

He has also acted as member of European Cluster Policy Group (ECPG) advising European Commission on future European cluster policy and member of External Advisory Group (EAG) on Regional Aspects of FP7. He has been responsible for wide range of innovation, technology and cluster related activities and has been involved in large number of European and national projects. His main areas of expertise include international technology transfer, regional innovation systems and strategies, foresight, cluster development and internationalisation. Rene Tõnnisson holds a Master degree in Public Administration and Policy from University of Tartu, Estonia and Certificat d’Etudes Politiques from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Strasbourg (Sciences Po), Université de Robert Schuman.  He has also been studying at Cambridge Advanced Programme on Development Economics at University of Cambridge, U.K and European Academy of Law at European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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