ETAg supports scientific advisers positions at the Ministries and the Government Office. Support for scientific advisers positions aims to improve the Ministries’ capabilities in R&D issues. Every Ministry and Government Office is entitled to apply for reimbursement from ETAg for the costs related to the position of a scientific adviser.
The aim of the position of scientific adviser is to:
- advise Ministries on matters related to R&D;
- plan and coordinate R&D cooperation at the national and international level;
- develope research plans for the Ministry’s area of governing and implement them in cooperation with different parties;
- represent Estonia in international initatives for R&D cooperation.
Scientific advisers and their contacts:
|Ministry of Education and Research||Anneli Kährik|
|Ministry of Defence||Kairi Talves|
|Ministry of the Environment||Liis Siinor|
|Ministry of Culture*||Aleksandr Aidarov *|
|Ministry of Agriculuture||Siret Talve|
|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications||Mikk Vahtrus|
|Ministry of Finance||Reelika Vahopski|
|Ministry of Interior||Kristiina Kütt|
|Foreign Ministry/Ministry of Social Affairs**||Erle Rikmann**|
|Ministry of Social Affairs||Angela Ivask|
|Ministry of Social Affairs||Marju Raju|
*The position of scientific adviser in Ministry of Culture is funded form state budget in full amount.
** Scientific adviser has part time job in Ministry of Social Affairs. The position is funded from state budget.