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An autonomous hydrogen-powered vehicle to be launched in Estonia

The Estonian autonomous vehicle manufacturer, Auve Tech, and the University of Tartu have developed an autonomous hydrogen-powered shuttle bus – claimed to be the first of its kind in the world; the vehicle has passed the Estonian Road Administration’s test and is allowed to start operating on public roads. The …

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Russian actress with Estonian roots cleared for space flight

Actress Yulia Peresild will be flown to the International Space Station in October to shoot scenes for an upcoming Russian movie. Yulia Peresild, whose ancestors were from Estonia, and filmmaker Klim Shipenko were selected to be part of the expedition that is planned to launch in October from the Baikonur …

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Estonian company to develop IT-strategy for Zanzibar

Estonian IT company Net Group has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the island of Zanzibar, an autonomous region of Tanzania. The Tallinn-based Net Group said it was hired to develop IT-strategy for Zanzibar – mainly because the Estonian company has a long and extensive experience in East Africa and …

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An Estonian startup to start producing oxygen on Mars

An Estonian technology startup, called UP Catalyst, has received €50,000 of seed money from the European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centre to boost its oxygen production on Mars. The startup, founded in 2019, will use the seed money for business and product development to boost its “novel way of oxygen …

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Estonia introduces a digital vaccine passport

Estonia has introduced a digital vaccine passport to support the country’s response to COVID-19 pandemic; the secure vaccination certificate, called VaccineGuard, is issued through the Estonian national patient portal and is available immediately, enabling the country’s citizens to cross borders with proof of vaccination status. The VaccineGuard platform is based …

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The Estonian-invented anti-COVID nasal spray to hit the shelves

The Estonian-invented anti-COVID-19 nasal spray has finally been approved to be put on sale, the product is expected to hit the shelves of the Benu pharmacy chain in Estonia on Monday, 3 May. The spray was developed in cooperation between Estonian companies, the University of Tartu and the Estonian University …

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Estonian parcel robot producer Cleveron to use AR for online training

Estonian parcel robot producer Cleveron has partnered with an augmented reality technology provider to help its clients worldwide install robots without the need for the company’s technicians to travel. Cleveron partnered with the San Francisco, California-based Scope AR to create an augmented reality tool that helps install Cleveron’s robots worldwide. …

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Jõhvi Coding School to diversify the Estonian education scene

A group of Estonian entrepreneurs and education activists has launched a new school that helps solve the country’s growing demand for software developers. Jõhvi Coding School is based on the internationally acclaimed 01 Edu platform and will open its doors in the fall of 2021. The school is aimed at …

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Pictures: This is what the future Rail Baltica train would look like

Rail Baltica, the future train line that would connect the Estonian capital, Tallinn, with the Western European railway network, has developed a virtual concept train to illustrate its features – for whenever it may become reality. Rail Baltica, a proposed electric train that has been planned already for at least …

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Estonia has its first designer pylon

Soorebane (Bog Fox), Estonia’s first designer high voltage pylon, was completed in 2020 by Elering, the national transmission system operator for electricity; the landmark pylon in Risti, western Estonia, has now started to attract an international attention. The government-owned Elering held a design competition for the artistic pylon in 2016, receiving 18 entries. …

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