In 1899 the last Russian Czar Nicholas II established Dvigatel factory; its main activity was railway maintenance. The factory had 4000 employees.
Due to war, historical events and economic crises, the production capacity kept decreasing. In 2015 a decision was made to turn the former military campus into a contemporary technology campus.
Today the 36 hectares of Dvigatel accommodate a forward-looking Smart City – Ülemiste City; here, you find Estonia’s information and communication enterprises’ success stories demo centre, along with entrepreneurship incubator, and several IT and start-up companies, as well as dozens of other companies.