International Summer School on Digitalization and Sustainability

Dates: 9-19 August 2021
Location: Tallinn, Estonia & Helsinki, Finland
Credits: 3 ECTS (only for participants paying the full price of 100 EUR, online or offline)

  1. Welcome to the webpage of the first international summer school on Digitalization and Sustainability hosted by the Estonian Business School. The summer school focuses on the current digital and green transformations and investigates what this means for the companies and their business models.
  2. Speakers

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    Among our speakers will be:

     

    BENGT HOLMSTRÖM, Nobel Prize laureate in Economics and Professor at MIT
    Amy Jaffe,
    Research Professor at Tufts University
    Martin Kenney, Distinguished Professor at the University of California

    Eric Lamouroux, Ambassador of France in Estonia

    Nele Leosk, Ambassador-at-Large for Digital Affairs, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Katrin Höövelson, Recovery and Resilience Task Force, European Commission

    Vivian Loonela, Spokesperson for Green Deal, European Commission

    Taavi Rõivas, Former Prime Minister of Estonia and entrepreneur
    Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design at the UCL Knowledge Lab

    Meelis Kitsing, Rector at Estonian Business School

  4. Peter Vesterbacka, Founder of Finest Bay Area

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The summer school will have a strong critical thinking and analytical component and will earn its participants 3 ECTS. Special attention will be given to engaging women participants and other minorities, who are historically underrepresented in global business, especially in the top leadership roles. We are planning at least one round table with female CEOs and entrepreneurs. 
  
Most presentations are planned at EBS’s Tallinn campus, but we will visit our Helsinki campus as well. There are several company visits planned, as well as a visit to the Estonian Parliament. 
   

We have a confirmed line-up of amazing speakers. Below you will find sample topics that will be covered and confirmed speakers:

  • Global and European views on digital and green transformation

Bengt Holmström, Nobel Prize laureate in Economics and Professor at MIT
Amy Jaffe, Research Professor at Tufts University
Eric Lamouroux, French Ambassador in Estonia

  1. Vivian Loonela, Spokesperson for Green Deal, European Commission
    Peter Lõhmus
    , Economist at IMF

Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Transport, European Commission

Katrin Höövelson, Recovery and Resilience Task Force, European Commission

Madis Müller, Governor at Bank of Estonia

Eve Tamme, Founder and Managing Director, Climate Principles

Protima Rauwel, Chair head of Energy Applications engineering

Theodore Hervieux, Scientific and academic Attache

Catherine Tanneau, Board Chair of ICF for Professional coaches

  • Digital transformation and governance

Taavi Rõivas, Former Prime Minister of Estonia and Entrepreneur

Nele Leosk, Ambassador-at-Large for Digital Affairs, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Long-term foresight and scenario planning

Meelis Kitsing, Rector at Estonian Business School

Anna Ebers Broughel, Tetra Tech and University of Texas at Austin, The Academic Director of the Summer School
Einari Kisel, Head of Partnerships and Strategy at FinEst Twins
Risto E. J. Penttilä, CEO and Senior Partner of Nordic West Office
Dawud Ansari, Researcher at DIW Berlin

  • Roundtable of women entrepreneurs

Marion Lepmets, Founder and CEO of SoftComply (Munich)

Anna-Greta Tsahkna, CEO of Timbeter

Liisi Karindi, Co-Founder of GLIS & CCO

  • Helsinki and Tallinn startup ecosystems

Peter Vesterbacka, Founder of Finest Bay Area

Marion Teder, Founder and CEO of CareMate

Petri Kajander, Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of Finnish Think-Tank Libera

Antti Ainamo, Professor at TalTech University and Aalto University 
Timo Seppälä, Professor at Aalto University

  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Businesses

Andres Meesak, CEO at Estonian PV Association
Martin Kruus, Sunly OÜ, Founder
Tõnu Mauring, Building Physicist, Amenti AG

Alexander Stauch, Post-doc researcher at the University of St.Gallen

  • Electric Utility and Beyond

Marko Viiding, Head of Electric Transport Services, Elektrilevi
Kristjan Eljand, Eesti Energia AS Technology

  • Sustainable development

Ivan Sergejev, Head of Sustainable Regional Development, FMA

Alex Wellman, Marketing and Communications, Team Lead, e-Residency

Dr. Kerli Kant Hvass, Head of Circular Economy, Estonian Business School

Aleksandra Kekkonen, 

  • Agriculture and Tech

Martin Kenney, Distinguished Professor at the University of California

  • The Future of Work

Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design at the UCL Knowledge Lab
Liya Pagalashvili, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University

 

Detailed program of summer school


Attendance

  • We welcome participation from advanced undergraduate and graduate students in social sciences, engineering, and other disciplines, who strive for excellence in global business.

  • After the completion of the summer school the students can receive 3 ECTS (only paying the full course price of 100 EUR, both online or offline)

  • In order to apply, please submit the following info and documents as PDF-files to summerschool@ebs.ee:
    A resume;
    An unofficial school transcript with grades (undergraduate and graduate, if available);
    A short justification (max 1 page) why you would like to participate in this event;
    Justification for a need-based scholarship;
    Contact info: name, phone number, e-mail.

  • The applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we strongly encourage you to apply early, as spaces are limited. Once you are accepted, full tuition payment is due by 26 July 2021 to secure your spot.

Tuition

  • Price per participant: 100 EUR. Price includes tuition fee, study materials and certificate.

  • Online attendance of the entire program without 3 ECTS: FREE.

  • One-day online attendance: FREE.

  • The organizers will award need-based scholarships on a rolling basis. Special consideration will be given to students from disadvantaged backgrounds and EBS alumni. To be considered for a need-based scholarship, please add a separate file to the application package outlining your situation and the amount needed (provide evidence, if appropriate). Partial scholarship waivers are more likely than full waivers.
    The need-based scholarship only covers the tuition, while travel and accommodation in Tallinn will remain the student's responsibility.

  • All students will be responsible for their own transportation and lodging in Tallinn and Helsinki and ticket purchases for site visits.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event in Tallinn and Helsinki this summer.
  
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Photo credit: Kaupo Kalda 

The summer school focuses on the current digital and green transformations

Contact information

Anna Ebers Broughel

Anna Ebers Broughel

Visiting faculty at EBS and renewable energy economist at Tetra Tech, The Academic Director of the Summer School
summerschool@ebs.ee