Come Join Us at the ‘Innovative Sofia Meets Innovative Tallinn’ Webinar

21 September, 2020


We are pleased to invite you to join the ‘Innovative Sofia Meets Innovative Tallinn’ webinar to take place on September 25 (Friday) at 15:00 EEST via Zoom.

The event will be dedicated to Tallinn and Sofia, their digital and smart city development and current initiatives, as well as the synergies and possibilities for collaboration between the two cities. The webinar will be held in English.

‘Innovative Sofia Meets Innovative Tallinn’ is organised by Innovative Sofia in cooperation with Tallinn Enterprise Department, with the participation of Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance of the Tallinn University of Technology, the FINEST Twins Smart City Center of Excellence (Tallinn), the GATE Centre of Excellence (Sofia) and Sofia University.


The event is open and requires preliminary registration – please, register HERE.
September 25
15:00 – 16:30 EEST @Zoom





15:00-15:05 – Welcome words by Mr.Gencho Kerezov, Deputy Mayor for Digitalisation, Innovation and Economic Development of Sofia Municipality


15:0515:20 – Presentation by Tallinn Enterprise Department, “Tallinnovation and Tallinn`s Road to Smart and Green“ + Q&A

Mr. Toomas Türk, Leading Innovation Specialist, Tallinn Enterprise Department


15:20-15:35 – Presentation by Innovative Sofia,“Sofia: Digital. Smart. Innovative” + Q&A

Ms. Nadia Soultanova, Director “Digitalization, Innovations and Investments” at Innovative Sofia, Sofia Municipality


15:35-15:55 – Presentation of FINEST Twins Smart City Center of Excellence and how TalTech collaborates with cities in fostering smart city ecosystems + Q&A

Dr. Ralf-Martin Soe, Founding Director of Smart City CoE, TalTech – Tallinn University of Technology

Dr. Erkki Karo, Associate Professor at TalTech – Tallinn University of Technology


15:55-16:15 – Presentation of Big Data for Smart Society (GATE) + Q&A

GATE Centre of Excellence, Prof. Sylvia Ilieva, Director, GATE Institute

GATE City Digital Twin pilot project, Assoc. Prof. Dessislava Petrova-Antonova, Research group lead, GATE Institute


16:15-16:30 – AV Shuttle Use Case in Tallinn

Dr. Raivo Sell, Head of Autonomous Vehicles Research Group, Senior Researcher & Program Manager of Product Development and Robotics, TalTech University


16:30-16:45 – Smart Mobility in Sofia + Q&A 

Eng. Dimitar Petrov, Director, Traffic Control and Analysis, Sofia Municipality