The university may establish or be a part of the legal entities as long as the activities are in accordance with the universities laws, statutes, development plans or other related measures supporting the university in achieving it’s goals.
TUT is a shareholder, partner or a member in 58 companies, non-profit associations and foundations.
Innovation and Business Centre coordinates the establishment of TUT’s legal entities, bureaucratic procedures and supervises all the related actions.
Competence Centre is an independent, state supported research organization focusing on long-term collaboration in strategic important areas between academia, industry and the public sector. World-class top scientists are constantly in search for new and innovative technological solutions according to their partner’s field of activity. Tallinn University of Technology is acting as a partner in 5 Competence Centres.
Professional Associations are institutions that combine workers and organizations according to their field of activity, profession or any other specific features that are connecting different parties. The aim of those associations is to develop cooperation between parties, represent and defend the interests of members of the association as well as communicating common thoughts.
University spin-off is a company established or partly owned by researchers and/or students of the university. A spin-off is founded to enhance the results of scientist’s or student’s own research activity and scientific knowledge. 13 spin-offs are registered in Tallinn University of Technology.