Today, 22.03.2021, Kertu Metsoja joined the team of the Estonian Defence Industry Association who will start operating as a space research and development advisor.
Kertu will coordinate activities in the field of space and thus increase cooperation between companies and various institutions, and support the members of the association in matters concerning research and development. In addition, Kertu’s portfolio will also include advising companies and their projects in order to participate in European Defence Fund application rounds.
“Today, space technology is one of the fastest growing areas in the Estonian research and development landscape. It is a great pleasure to see that the Estonian Defence Industry Association has included this area with enormous potential in its portfolio, and I am looking forward to help success stories in this field,” says Kertu Metsoja, a new research and development advisor.
The aim of the development advisers program, established by the Estonian Research Agency, is to create an increase in the research and development and innovation capacity and awareness of professional associations and their members.
The Estonian Defence Industry Association was established in 2009, bringing together more than a hundred companies covering all important areas of the defence industry. The aim of the Association is to create better opportunities for the members of the Association in the market of defence-related services and goods and to be a strategic partner for the Republic of Estonia, strengthening Estonia’s defence capabilities and contributing to economic development.