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An Estonian consortium tests an autonomous bus in Greece

An Estonian consortium has completed an autonomous public transport pilot project in Greece; in two months, the Estonian autonomous bus, “Iseauto”, drove 1,930 kilometres (1,200 miles) on the streets of Lamia, carrying over 400 people. The autonomous minibus, developed by Tallinn University of Technology – also known as TalTech – …

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A green revolution in the economy is possible thanks to data

Transition to a green economy not only requires idealism and initiative but also data; Estonia’s Rohetiiger (Green Tiger) collaboration platform is seeking to boost the development of green economy and among other plans, the platform wants to develop a system for data-driven assessment of products’ environmental footprint. It was in …

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An Estonian company to provide cameras for NASA

Estonian company Crystalspace, partnered with the Tartu Observatory of the University of Tartu and Krakul, an Estonian autonomous systems development company, has been selected to build two cameras that will act as a stereo pair to monitor the operations of a robotic arm that will collect regolith samples from the …

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Estonian robotics company Milrem rolls out a new combat vehicle

Estonian robotics and autonomous systems’ developer Milrem is rolling out its new, Type-X robotic combat vehicle as it has passed its initial mobility tests. The Type-X robotic combat vehicle – or RCV for short – designed to support mechanised units was first announced in the summer of 2020. According to …

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Estonian scientists lead a Baltic-Nordic 5G testing

Estonians scientists are leading an ambitious project to test 5G network technology interoperability across Finland, Estonia and Latvia – a cross-border corridor known as Via Baltica-North. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. The project, called 5G-Routes, has a substantial budget of €11 million, the bulk of which …

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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.

Estonia-led consortium to develop the European standard unmanned ground system

An Estonia-led consortium and the European Commission signed a grant agreement for an integrated modular unmanned ground system, or iMUGS, a project aimed at developing the European standard unmanned ground system. The leaders of the consortium, composed of several major European defence, communication and cybersecurity companies and high technology small …

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Estonian-initiated EU:Africa hackathon receives 700 ideas from 93 countries

The EU:Africa hackathon, due to start on 10 December, has received around 700 ideas by 2,000 people from 93 countries. The hackathon aims to solve social and economic problems in Africa. All European Union countries are represented at the hackathon; in Africa, only a few countries are missing, the organisers …

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The Estonian e-Governance Academy to help Tonga with digital transformation

The Estonian e-Governance Academy has started three World Bank-financed projects in the Kingdom of Tonga to create conditions for the digital transformation of the country. The tasks are threefold: developing the e-government architecture framework, consultations on national cyber security, and providing advice on civil registration and national ID, the academy …

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Estonia’s e-Governance Academy to lead digital transformation for Ukraine

In November 2020, the European Union launched the EU4DigitalUA project with the EU financial contribution of €25 million to support Ukrainian digital transformation and harmonisation with the EU Digital Single Market; the Estonian e-Governance Academy is to lead the implementation of the electronic governance and cybersecurity tasks of the project, …

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Estonian town of Tartu to consume only renewable energy

Tartu, Estonia’s second-largest town, is planning to consume only green electricity from 2021. In 2015, Tartu’s local authority established an action plan for the town’s sustainable energy economy, the strategic goal of which is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions related to energy consumption. Based on this goal, Tartu will conclude …

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