RD&D Policies

Updated: 17.01.2019

Author: Lilian Pungas

R&D programmes are not supported through nationwide support measures. In addition to technology development projects (in the field of applied research and product development) the financing here also includes a programme supporting R&D programmes. The grants for projects are round based and allocated on the base of applications. 

Competent authority

The use of support measures of activities is administrated by different ministries depending on the project (either the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Education and Research or the Ministry of Rural Affairs) and coordinated by different foundations (Enterprise Estonia, Archimedes Foundation, Rural Development Foundation, respectively).

Further information

Depending on the program, the funding sources vary. Usually one part is covered by the responsible ministry (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Agriculture) and the other from various investments and funds available.

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS) – Enterprise Estonia: http://www.eas.ee/?lang=en

Eesti Teadusagentuur – Estonian Research Council: http://www.etag.ee/en/


Further information

  • Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeerium (MKM) – Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
  • Siim Meeliste
  • +372 625 63 42
  • MKM website
  • info(at)mkm.ee