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Estonia welcomes the AI challenge

Estonia has joined the Finnish-led initiative to educate at least one per cent of the population about artificial intelligence; Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) has brought one of the most popular free online courses in the world – “The Elements of AI” – to Estonia. Artificial intelligence is becoming more …

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Estonia’s Cleveron recognised as one of the fastest-growing tech companies in Central Europe

The Estonian company, Cleveron, that produces parcel robots, has been recognised as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the Technology Fast 50 Central Europe programme based on the revenue growth over four years. According to Cleveron, its sales revenue growth of 1,799% over the period of 2015-2018 secured the …

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Estonian-developed autonomous ship shows the future of the maritime industry

Researchers at Tallinn University of Technology have developed an autonomous ship, called NYMO, that could be used for parcel delivery, mapping the seabed, conducting rescue operations or detecting pollution. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. By Sven Paulus. Robotic vacuum cleaners, lawnmowers and delivery robots are now part of our …

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It’s a whole new groove: Canada meets Estonia to share innovations in tech and music

A rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the brightest and most ingenious minds in Estonian technology and music is set to be launched in Toronto from 14-17 November. Latitude 44 (L44), a conference aimed at bringing together key players in the technology world from Estonia and Canada …

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Cleveron's new autonomous robot delivery system. Image courtesy the company.

Estonian robot courier beats off competition from Renault to take an innovation award

A self-driving robot courier, developed by the Viljandi-based Estonian tech company, Cleveron, won in the Last Mile Delivery Innovation category at the Parcel and Postal Technology International Awards in Amsterdam. The award, presented at the 2019 Parcel+Post Expo in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, recognises companies that are leading the way in …

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A Tallinn hospital starts using a robot that helps spine surgeons

The spine surgeons at the East Tallinn Central Hospital have started performing surgeries using a new robot that help them place implants and navigate the spine; the robot is the first of its kind in Northern Europe. “We performed our first surgery with the robot the same day as India,” …

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Estonian startup Gelatex wins a sustainability award in Germany

The Estonian startup, Gelatex Technologies, has won the Green Alley Award 2019; its gelatine-based alternative to leather beat off competition from other startups in the circular economy. The Estonian startup impressed the expert jury of the Green Alley Award during a live pitch evening on 17 October in Berlin, Germany. …

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Samsung to support an Estonian prototyping fund

The global technology company, Samsung, has entered into a partnership with Prototron, an Estonian fund for prototyping; in each round, the Korean company will donate €10,000 for technology-based ideas and also support testing opportunities, clients and investors. “Getting onboard among other supporters shows that a big and international company as …

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TalTech engineers develop a new method to test fireproofing of buildings

The civil engineers of the Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) have developed a theoretical design method that allows more secure and cost-efficient construction of timber structures. For the last four years, an engineering research group at TalTech has analysed fire resistance of timber structures, by considering the effect of different …

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Could using Open Data be the next big leap for e-Estonia?

Let the numbers do the talking: established only less than year ago, more than 10 PhD and a hundred master’s students studying in courses and programmes taught by the DigiGovLab staff; participation in many international projects and €10 million in funding. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. …

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