Sten Hankewitz

Sten Hankewitz is a lifelong journalist and the Executive Editor at Estonian World. Having lived in Estonia, Spain, the UK and all around the US, he now resides in Chicago, IL. He loves to write and besides working at Estonian World and doing some occasional blogging, he writes books and contributes to other outlets in Estonia, Israel and elsewhere. He has strong convictions and he shows them unashamedly. You can follow him on Twitter, like his page on Facebook or check out his personal blog. You can write to Sten at sten@estonianworld.com.

An Estonian band to organise a pandemic-inspired online music festival

An Estonian music duo, called Glow After Dark, is organising an online music festival – a three-day online gathering that is inspired by the novel coronavirus pandemic. According to the band, the event will “include performances by singer-songwriters from all around the world, discussions with life coaches, organic farmers and …

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Survey: Estonians living abroad want to contribute to their native country’s development

According to a survey, conducted by the Estonian foreign ministry among Estonians living abroad, over three quarters of them are keen to contribute to their native country’s development. The Estonian foreign ministry conducted a survey among Estonians living abroad to find out how prominent a place their land of origin …

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WHO: Estonia’s two-week infection rate now highest in the world

According to the World Health Organisation, Estonia’s two-week coronavirus infection rate per capita is now the highest in the world. According to the WHO coronavirus dataset, Estonia’s two-week coronavirus infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants was as of writing this article 1,553. Only a week earlier, that number was 1,465 and …

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An Estonian-developed air quality monitor evaluates the spreading of the coronavirus

An Estonian company has come up with an air quality monitoring solution that can be used to assess indoor air quality and ventilation efficiency in real time, helping evaluate the danger of spreading the novel coronavirus; the solution has now been deployed at a Tallinn school. The company, Thinnect, says …

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Estonian robotics company Milrem launches an autonomous counter unmanned aerial system

The Estonian robotics developer, Milrem Robotics, together with Marduk Technologies, an unmanned aerial systems’ provider, has launched a mobile autonomous counter unmanned aerial system – or C-UAS – that offers protection against loitering munition and surveillance drones. The jointly developed system features the electro-optical C-UAS platform Marduk Shark and the …

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An Estonian farm management software provider goes to Australia

An Estonian startup that provides farm management software has announced its entry to the Australian market. eAgronom, a company founded in Estonia in 2016, said in a statement that its software is a complete cloud-based farm management platform for grain growers and agronomists. “It helps growers keep farm records in …

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Estonia’s seven-day COVID infections take the country to the world’s top

According to a table by Our World in Data, Estonia’s seven-day COVID-19 infection rate is the highest in the world – meaning Estonia is in the worst shape compared with all other countries. Estonia’s seven-day infection rate – as in the number of new infections in the past seven days …

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Estonian influencer marketplace raises €1.2 million to connect brands with their superfans

Promoty, an Estonian marketplace connecting social influencers to retail brands, has closed a €1.2 million funding round to strengthen its market position and integrate other social platforms. The company is planning to strengthen its position “in the newly expanded countries of Scandinavia and the Baltics and expand laterally to other …

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An Estonian-developed e-service system goes live in Ukraine

The Estonian-origin backbone for government e-services – the Trembita system – has gone live in Ukraine and connects more than 80 authorities and local governments, working as the basis of the most popular digital services. To date, more than 180 interactions have been established between electronic registers and information systems …

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