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Estonia to host an EU-Africa virtual hackathon

Estonian startup organisation Garage48 will host a virtual 72-hour hackathon, called “EU:Africa – The Journey”, with the aim to unite socially conscious problem solvers from across Europe and Africa; the application deadline for participating teams is 8 December and the event is to take place from 9 to 12 December. …

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Estonian scientists are working on a vegan shot packed with good bacteria

A new plant-based drink could change the way we see probiotics. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Boosting your health with probiotics is the new talk of the town. Research increasingly shows that the key to strong health lies in the gut, which naturally has good and bad …

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Estonian professor introduces an artificial kidney therapy monitoring platform

Ivo Fridolin, a professor at Tallinn University of Technology, has developed a new sensor that should increase the survival rates of kidney disease. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Chronic kidney disease is a global problem and is anticipated to become the fifth leading cause of death worldwide …

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The Vabamu museum opens an exhibition dedicated to Estonia’s freedom from the USSR

The Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, has opened an exhibition titled “Why Estonia? 30 Years from the USSR to e-Estonia”, that looks back at the birth of the Estonian digital nation, its achievements over the years and what the future holds in store. The …

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Five ideas from Estonia’s Climathon 2021

For the sixth year in a row, Cleantech Estonia, a green innovation accelerator, organised a 24-hour “climathon” – a global gathering of tech and startup minds with an aim to find solutions for net zero emissions; Estonian World highlights five environmentally conscious business ideas from the event. Climathon, that this …

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Estonian scientists create a drone solution to help victims of terrorist attacks

Estonian researchers from Tallinn University of Technology completed a NATO-funded project to create an innovative solution for rescuing victims of terrorist attacks and protecting critical infrastructure with drones that will replace communications equipment damaged by the attack. According to Muhammad Mahtab Alam, a professor at TalTech’s Thomas Johann Seebeck Department …

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Estonian researchers develop a remote flood sensing service

The researchers at Tallinn University of Technology have created a reliable prototype device that allows to determine the location and predict the extent of the floods. One of the objectives of the service is the routine detection of floods using satellite images. The second objective is the prediction of the …

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Humanoid robot Sophia to attend a robotics festival in Estonia

The annual robotics festival Robotex International is due to take place in Tallinn from 5-7 November; in addition to autonomous machines, a renowned humanoid robot called Sophia will “make an appearance” at the festival. The festival will host competitions and robotics workshops and sheds light on autonomous machines and electromobility. …

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