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EU’s data exchange channel to be based in Tallinn, Estonia

The Committee of Permanent Representatives at the Council of the European Union – also known as COREPER – has approved the Estonian capital, Tallinn, as the seat of the EU judicial cross-border data exchange channel e-CODEX. The data exchange channel is to be located at the EU’s IT agency, eu-LISA, …

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An Estonian company develops road marking robots

An Estonian company, called 10Lines, is producing autonomous robots that are used for parking lot and road marking, allowing operators to replace the existing manual process with an automated solution. The company says its “robots can complete line markings seven times faster than current processes, cutting out exhaustive measuring and …

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Milrem's THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle is the centre of the system to be created for the iMUGS project. Photo by Milrem.

Estonian robotics company Milrem to share its knowhow with the European Space Agency

The Estonian robotics company, Milrem, has secured a European Space Agency contract to start applying its autonomy capabilities toward planetary rovers. The current project, planned as the first in a series of projects, is for mapping the current state of the art of planetary rovers and for developing tools to …

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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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