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Estonia has the 22nd fastest internet in the world – study

Despite Estonia touting its own horn about having a digital state and everything’s online, it’s lagging behind 21 countries in terms of the average internet speed – according to a recent analysis by a British comparison website, Estonia’s average internet speed is just 84.72 Mbps, placing the country 22nd in …

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Self-driving shuttle to begin service in Tartu, Estonia

A self-driving shuttle, built by the Estonian company, Auve Tech, has been introduced in Tartu, Estonia’s second largest town; the shuttle will be tested for two months. The self-driving eight-seat vehicle, named Iseauto, will begin shuttling travellers along roughly the three-kilometre (1.9-mile) route from the Tartu town centre to the …

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Startup entrepreneurs: We need to help Estonian-nurtured Afghan talents

The Estonian government and Garage48, a startup organisation organising tech hackathons, have invested hundreds of thousands of euros and thousands of working hours into nurturing Afghan tech talents via development programmes – yet, these people, most of them young women, are not among the people to be evacuated from Afghanistan …

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Former president Ilves: Estonia’s entrepreneurial culture comes from a hunger for success

The former president of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, says in a wide-ranging interview with French journalist Violaine Champetier de Ribes that the Estonians’ entrepreneurial culture comes from a hunger for success they developed during the Soviet occupation – being poor and having nothing to eat, and at the same time …

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Estonian architect is looking for the perfect wooden lego blocks

Sille Pihlak, an architect and a researcher at the Estonian Academy of Arts, plays with wood to make buildings greener and more efficient. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Populations are growing, cities are expanding and new homes pop up all around the world. This comes at …

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Estonian and Spanish researchers create a smart dress that will play with your mind

Smart textile can help us gain control over our bodies using technology, fabrics and art, the Spanish-Estonian research project, Magic Lining, showed. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. “We believe that we have this one body, but it is actually changing all the time,” Ana Tajadura-Jiménez, a …

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Estonia’s Skeleton to supply a global manufacturer with its ultracapacitors

Estonian ultracapacitor maker Skeleton has signed a contract with CAF Power & Automation, a global manufacturer of electric power solutions, to supply its ultracapacitors for trams powered by CAF’s on-board energy storage systems. According to Skeleton, its ultracapacitor technology can significantly improve the trams’ efficiency – “reducing costs and CO2 …

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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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