“Thank you for the great experience!” EBS’s 2nd Summer School brought together top experts from all over the world. 

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Captivating speakers, international top experts, and know-how, exchange of brilliant ideas – this August, once again, the world’s brightest minds gathered in the Estonian Business School (EBS) to focus on two of today’s most pressing sectors – digitalisation and sustainability, both of which are enabled by the powerful data revolution of recent years. 

In five days, amazing speakers, students, and other participants from different countries worldwide shared their perspective and knowledge. The line-up of speakers covered topics as renewable energy scenarios, hydrogen futures, and geopolitics. The week concluded by developing nine group capstone projects. 


The Second International Summer School at EBS on Digital and Green Transformations was held from 15th to 18th of August in Tallinn and 19th of August in EBS Helsinki campus. The motivation for the business school’s focus was the understanding that the digital and green transformation can only happen with significant changes in business models. 


„The summer school is an excellent example how EBS, by bringing both students and experts from all over the world to the same table, contributes to the enrichment of educational opportunities in Estonia,” EBS’s Rector and Professor of Political Economy, Meelis Kitsing sums up the event. 


„By involving the best Estonian and international experts and motivating students to come up with new ideas, our summer school directly contributes to solving the challenges of digitisation and sustainable development our society is facing these days,” Kitsing adds. 


The summer school first took place last year when, due to Covid, the world was still under a lot of uncertainty. “This year, the interest in the summer school has expanded – and this despite of Russia's invasion in Ukraine,” Kitsing says. “We are well on our way to making this event a summer tradition at EBS, providing a platform for future leaders to gather and turn their ideas into reality.”


Thank you for the week!


„It has been a great experience for everyone we have talked with,” Summer School Co-director, visiting Faculty at EBS, Lecturer in Energy Economics at Johns Hopkins University, Anna Broughel comments. 


Good experience was also reflected in the feedback. Overall satisfaction with the event was assessed with 6,51 points out of 7, overall organisation with 6,55. Most participants (6,45 points) would recommend it to a friend. 


“Start-up Wise session was excellent; a third presentation would have been great! Really showed the innovation of the Estonian environment in action,” a happy participant comments. 


“Thank you for the week! I will definitely recommend it to other fellow students!” another says. 


“Great team! Great organisation! Many thanks!” 


“Overall, very well organised!”


As a positive impact of the EBS Summer School interaction with other students and scientific insights is also being named. “Didn’t expect science in a business school but it was really interesting!”


Also, great speakers are being mentioned, as one of the biggest values of the event. “Some really great speakers! Including Jaanika Meriloo, Cathering Tanneau, Dawud Ansari.”


In the overall feedback Catherine Tanneau, Board Chair of ICF for Professional coaches, was evaluated as the best speaker of the event. Her presentation Sustainable, Purposeful and Compassionate Leadership for the Post-COVID World, gained 6,27 points from 7 possible. 


Second came Dawud Ansari, from German Institute for International and Security Affairs, talking about Hydrogen Futures and Geopolitics with 6,12 points. Third place was shared by Dawud Ansari’s second presentation Energy Access, and Conflict, and Marko Viiding, from Vindr Baltic, who analysed the subject of Harnessing Wind Energy (6,09 points both).