Estonian enterprise on the rise
Regio is an Estonian company specialised in geographical maps and related software. Its expertise and success have not gone unnoticed, with 2005 awards including the Entrepreneurship Award and Most Innovative Enterprise in Estonia. With the support of EU funding, the company has been able to capitalise on this success and provide a boost to key components of the business: training, export and R&D activities.
“Thanks to support from European Structural Funds, Regio has been working in the field of innovation for decades, and now we are reaping the benefits in markets abroad.”
Teet Jagomägi, Chairman of AS Regio management board
Developing team spirit, quality control, export plans and cutting-edge software systems were just some of the areas covered. The markets for their products remain competitive, but already Regio’s success across the globe, including Saudi Arabia, India and Europe, has shown the benefits of well targeted funding support.
Training for growth
Life at Regio revolves around mapping, geospatial data, geographical positioning systems and mobile positioning. The human factor at Regio is a key ingredient which is why funding support was used for training courses that matched personal development plans, particularly for IT specialists. Training was also used for devising a quality management system and clear company marketing strategy, vital in this highly specialised market.
Mapping the way forward
The Regio project also included putting together and implementing a plan for exports to Finland, as well as an export plan for its GIS (geographical information system) products. Results were not long in coming, with large-scale exports of its mobile phone software heading to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Slovakia, India and elsewhere.
The development of LOGISME and GISSER systems was covered by the project as was a pre-study into mobile software for location-based services. Regio keeps its eyes looking towards the future with ways it can advance and grow and also continue benefiting the region through jobs and high quality services.