Swiss AI company plans to move its R&D division to Estonia

A Swiss artificial intelligence and machine learning software developer has opened a sister company in Tallinn and plans to move its research and development division to Estonia.

Business Investigation SA, the creator and developer of a GPS analytical platform for major applications based on artificial intelligence and machine learning, launched the Estonian company to cover its sales and service needs in the Baltics, Nordics and Central Europe. In addition, it is moving its research and development centre to Tallinn, thus creating jobs for top AI and ML specialists over the coming years, the company announced in a statement.

Business Investigation lists the competence found in Estonia and its well-developed digital state ecosystem as the primary reasons for moving there.

Cooperation with Estonian government agencies

“Because of the local know-how, expertise and infrastructures, Tallinn is the most logical place to start expanding into the Baltic States, Nordic countries and Central Europe,” the company said in a statement.

“In addition, we are certainly interested in looking for future cooperation opportunities with Estonian government agencies that are known to be the most digitally advanced institutions in the world. The development of our GPS application, based on artificial intelligence and machine learning, integrated within the Estonian excellent platforms would certainly be mutually beneficial,” the CEO of the company, Bruno Ciroussel added.

With headquarters in Gland near Geneva, the company’s GPS platform development is a cooperation with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and the School of Business and Engineering Vaud in Yverdon. The technology marketed by Business Investigation has been in development for almost ten years, and the company has reached the stage of product development that allows to present its business case globally.

Hiring 12-15 people in Tallinn

Although Business Investigation only recently penetrated the market, its GPS solution has already been implemented by major corporations like Auchan supermarkets, Groupe Mutuelle insurance and Volkswagen Group in Africa with all its brands, Porsche, Audi, Seat, Skoda etc, the company said.

“This year, we are looking to hire between twelve to fifteen people in Tallinn and recruiting here will definitely continue due new markets and rapid growth,” the company added.

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