About Cluster

Estonian Defence and Security Industry Innovation Cluster was first established in 2012. The new Defence Estonia Cluster was launched in 2019 and has currently 20 members.

Defence Estonia Cluster is a network for international cooperation and export to enhance the cooperation between Estonian companies, R&D institutions and clients (triple helix). Cluster and its members participate in international projects and programs to increase export capability and sales of the Estonian companies on the defence and security markets.

The aim of the Defence Estonia Cluster is to promote innovation in the defence and security industry and to develop new and highly competitive products and services for export. The Clusters’ target is to increase the export volume of Estonian defence and security industry tenfold by the year 2029.

Defence Estonia Cluster project is co-financed by European Regional Development Fund (support measure for the development of Enterprise Estonia clusters). The total cost of the project is 1 200 000 euros, of which the grant is 50% (600 000 euros).
Strategy of Defence Estonia Cluster (In Estonian)


Defence Estonia Cluster has five focus areas


developing necessary skills and know-how


improving export performance


cooperation with R&D Institutions, business development and participation in international projects and programs


developing new financing sources for companies


creating a positive image of the Sector and boosting its visibility

If you are interested to become a member, please write infodefence.ee.

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