STACC (Software Technology and Applications Competence Center) is a research and development organization established in 2009 with the mission to conduct high-level applied research in the field of data science and machine learning in cooperation with a consortium of scientific and industrial partners.

The founding members of STACC are University of Tartu and Tallinn University of Technology as the top centers of science in Estonia, and Cybernetica AS, Regio AS (now Reach-U AS), Webmedia AS (now Nortal AS), Logica Eesti AS (now CGI Eesti AS) and Quretec OÜ as the leading IT companies and users of Estonian software and knowledge-based technology.

STACC is one of the six currently operating technology competence centers financed by Enterprise Estonia. The centers aim to motivate companies to develop innovative products through cooperation with research institutions, thereby, bridging the gap between scientific and economic innovation.

OUR MISSION IS TO TURN DATA INTO VALUE.

The following values define the qualities we embody and the way we work together:

TRANSPARENCY

We communicate honestly and openly the work process, results, challenges and further plans both internally and externally.

RELIABILITY

We deliver what we promise, and we promise what we are able to carry out.

INGENUITY

We keep the balance between using existing knowledge and acquiring new one to achieve the best results and deliver value.

FLEXIBILITY

We focus rather on productivity and results than on working hours.

OPENNESS

We are open to change, cooperation and new ideas.

RESULT-ORIENTEDNESS

We create solutions that will work the best in client’s environment instead of choosing what is more innovative in theory.

EXPERTS IN THE FIELD

STACC’s team consists of experts in data science and machine learning with experience in both research and business projects. We discuss and educate about what is happening in our field – the latter by giving seminars at the unversity as well as making presentations at different conferences.

OFFICE IN THE HEART OF TARTU

Our office is located in the city center of Tartu – at the corner of Ülikooli and Vanemuise street. This way, we are conveniently accessible to guests and located in close proximity to the Institute of Computer Science and other partners whom we work closely with.

INIMESED

STACC (Software Technology and Applications Competence Center) on kahe ülikooli ja Eesti juhtivate IT-ettevõtete poolt 2009. aastal asutatud eraõiguslik teadus- ja arenduskeskus, mis loodi eesmärgiga viia läbi ettevõtlussuunitlusega kõrgetasemelisi teadusarendusprojekte.

KONTOR TARTU SÜDALINNAS

STACC (Software Technology and Applications Competence Center) on kahe ülikooli ja Eesti juhtivate IT-ettevõtete poolt 2009. aastal asutatud eraõiguslik teadus- ja arenduskeskus, mis loodi eesmärgiga viia läbi ettevõtlussuunitlusega kõrgetasemelisi teadusarendusprojekte.

RECOGNITION

STACC is an accredited service provider of activities carried out under the innovation and development voucher by Enterprise Estonia, which means, small and medium-sized enterprises whose development ideas need advanced professional know-how from specialists in order to be implemented can order, with the grant by Enterprise Estonia, innovation services from STACC.

Since 2017, STACC is a positively evaluated research and development institution by Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, which means, STACC’s level of R&D in the field of data science is high compared to the international level of the field, and according to the expert committee, STACC plays an important role both in transferring research into business and as an incubator.