PAKRI Science and Industrial Park in Estonia opened first building
PAKRI Science and Industrial Park for renewable energy, smart-grid technology, energy efficiency in housing and energy storing opened first building in city of Paldiski, Estonia.
The opening tape was cut open for 5000m2 renovated industrial and warehouse building by representatives from Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol, Municipality of Paldiski, Estonian Wind Power Association and NN Arendus Ltd. Opening of the first building marks out first result of PAKRI Science and Industrial Park as a business environment concept, what was developed on 2007 and grows up to 60ha area in the City of Paldiski.
“Last five years we have been working close with our partners elaborating the PAKRI concept, looking for the key client and doing zoning for the whole area” said the manager of the development process Enn Laansoo, Jr, CEO and member of the board, NN Arendus Ltd. in the opening party.
“The entrepreneurship climate and realization of large business projects in near future here in the city of Paldiski, will mean larger upturn in the area. Just opened first building and PAKRI Science and Industrial Park will offer great opportunity for companies who are interested taking part in the upturn” add Laansoo.
The project development in done and service providing is offered together with Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol. “Focusing on renewable energy sector competence mobilizing in Estonia and in Northern Europe has great potential. We want to help PAKRI Park with our competence and experience, to create strong co-operation between companies and universities” said Alar Tamkivi, member of the board, Tehnopol.
“City of Paldiski and municipality is very glad for the opening of the PAKRI Science and Industrial Park and we welcome all new companies, who can see the potential of Paldiski and appreciate our values” said Kaupo Kallas, the Mayor of Paldiski.
PAKRI Science and Industrial Park’s first building, address Kivi str 12, consist of 100m2 to 1300m2 area renovated manufacturing, warehouse and office rooms, offering all needed infrastructure for startup and large companies.
“PAKRI is a wide whole concept, creating synergy between buildings, services, science and energy network. We are moving strongly ahead with our project and are welcoming all to meet with the PAKRI park,” add Laansoo.
PAKRI Science and Industrial Park (PAKRI) concept was worked out in the City of Paldiski on 2007 and since 2008 is one of the priority projects of Harju County’s development strategy for 2025. PAKRI offers all needed infrastructure and services for renewable energy sector companies, supporting trough synergy companies’ sustainable development and R&D. All new buildings will be developed according to maximum energy efficiency and working environment will support workforce productivity. More information: www.pakri.ee
Tallinn Science Park TEHNOPOL (www.tehnopol.ee) is a business environment for knowledge based companies in Estonian capital city. Today TEHNOPOL hosts over 150 companies around Tallinn University of Technology, its Startup Incubator helps to boost new and innovative business ideas. TEHNOPOL draws up a unique environment consisting of researchers, students, international and local businesses as well as startup companies. More information: www.tehnopol.ee
City of Paldiski has been attractive destination for investments for centuries. Very good geographical location and existing infrastructure will give competitive advantages for the city, giving the City of Paldiski the highest development potential in Estonia and Northern Europe. Region development is supported by strong co-operation between existing companies and municipality, who offers favourable climate for business development. More information www.paldiski.ee and www.investinpaldiski.ee
Enn Laansoo, Jr.
PAKRI Science and Industrial Park, CEO and member of the board