Estonian academic utilized for his expertise in innovation and economics. He has been an integral part of the Estonian innovation strategy and policy of the 21st century.
He was educated at the University of Tartu and the University of Marburg in Germany.
He was a member of the Innovation Policy Council, Research and Development Council of the Republic of Estonia.
He was born and raised in Tartu, Estonia.
He hails from the same country as politician Juhan Parts.