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Ülemiste City introduction

Ülemiste City is a modern district located on the territory of the old Dvigatel factory in the immediate vicinity of Tallinn Airport. Ülemiste City houses a large number of innovative enterprises and its aim is to develop the 36-hectare Smart City into the largest knowledge-based economic environment in the Baltic countries.

The development of the campus began in 2005, and today a well-functioning economic structure has been developed and is in operation.  140,000 m² of modern office space and 9000 of cultural space (schools, kindergarden, gym)  have been built. The campus also includes approximately 127,000 m² of industrial and storage premises. As of 2016, more than 300 enterprises with nearly 7,000 employees operate at Ülemiste City. Among them 17 international companies, many IT  companies and start-ups.

Ülemiste City offers all the advantages of a prime location, as the complex is situated within close proximity of high-throughput intercity highways on the Tallinn-Tartu and Tallinn – St. Petersburg route, with Tallinn airport and Ülemiste train station only 700 and 300 meters away respectively. The complex can be accessed from a number of Tallinn’s boroughs via public transport routes, with the city centre a mere 10-minute car drive away.

The campus gains added value from nearby shopping centres as well as the on-campus kindergarten Kalli-kalli, the European School, the Mainor Estonian Entrepreneurship University, catering services, a park, and so on. The large parking lots have room for nearly 2,000 cars.

Ülemiste City is a unique and inspiring environment that enhances creativity and innovation. In order to honour the history of Estonian science, each of the new or renovated buildings at Ülemiste City is named after one of the great figure of Estonian science – for instance, we have buildings named after Ludvig Puusepp, Walter Zapp, Ragnar Nurkse, Ustus Agur, Artur Lind, Johannes Käis and Boris Tamm.

A third of Ülemiste City campus has been developed by Technopolis Ülemiste AS, a firm that is 51% owned by the publicly traded Finnish commercial real estate and auxiliary services company Technopolis PLC. The remaining two-thirds of development is being undertaken by Mainor Ülemiste AS that also owns 49% of Technopolis Ülemiste AS.

Please download Ülemiste City screen-friendly brochure in pdf here.