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How an Estonian initiative grew into a global community to tackle the coronavirus crisis

At the initiative of the Estonian startup community, over a million participants across the world are expected to attend an online hackathon, the Global Hack, from 9-12 April; the goal of the four-day tech marathon is to create solutions that help people stop the spread of the coronavirus and stimulate …

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Estonian cyber security company shares free cyber hygiene training with Ukrainian police cadets

The Estonian-based cyber security company, Cybexer Technologies, is supporting the Ukrainian National Academy of Internal Affairs with online cyber hygiene e-learning and is opening the free e-learning course to the whole world. Cybexer has decided to contribute to personal cyber hygiene through its free online course, which is available in …

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Israel to have an oil plant based on the Estonian technology

Enefit Outotec Technology, an enterprise majority-owned by the Estonian state oil shale processing company, Eesti Energia, has signed a deal with the Israeli firm, Rotem Energy, to export Estonia’s oil plant technology to Israel. According to the contract, Rotem Energy Mineral Partnership will use Enefit’s knowhow, technology and licence to …

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Estonia is testing secure online communication and file exchange environments

The Estonian Information System Authority has opened a communication environment and a file exchange environment for testing; these secure solutions are available for people with an Estonian personal identification code and a recognised eID tool. According to Margus Arm, the director of the State Information System, the communication environment, Vestlus, …

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Local defence industry companies offer to build new armoured vehicles in Estonia

Milrem Robotics, an Estonian manufacturer of unmanned ground vehicles, is proposing that Estonia order new armoured vehicles for its defence forces from a local consortium, instead of a Finnish producer, Patria. Milrem Robotics announced the proposal on its Facebook page on 2 April. “Together with other Estonian defence industry companies, we …

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Estonians are building the school of tomorrow

Tallinn University scientists are exploring new ways of learning in the digital age; passive listening doesn’t bring the best results, they say. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Written By Marian Männi. Spending a day in a conference room with many coffee breaks and endless presentations. Sounds …

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Estonian-founded AI startup to supply Walmart with its technology

The Estonian-founded startup, Pactum, an AI-based platform that helps companies to automate personalised commercial negotiations, is to supply its technology to Walmart, the US retail giant. Pactum’s artificial intelligence system enables partners to negotiate more valuable contracts for all parties while reducing costs for customers, the company said in a …

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An initiative helps students get a computer for studying during the crisis

A citizens’ initiative in Estonia is helping students in need get a computer for remote studying during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The voluntary project, “A computer for every student”, connects families who need a computer for remote learning, and those who have unutilised devices at home or in the office. …

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UPDATED: Garage48 holds a hackathon to tackle the coronavirus crisis

The Estonian startup organisation, Garage48, together with Accelerate Estonia, has held an online hackathon to tackle the coronavirus crisis; the organisations are willing to share their experience with other countries looking to organise similar online hackathons. From 13-15 March, over a thousand people from 14 timezones and 20 countries used …

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WEBINAR: Estonian education experts share practical tips for remote learning

As many schools around the world have temporarily closed their doors, Estonian education startups and Education Nation, the country’s programme to share its education-related knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world, organised a webinar on remote learning. “Estonia, the European leading education nation according to recent PISA results, …

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