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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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Estonia’s 25 most valuable tech companies valued at almost €21 billion

According to the first ranking of Estonian technology companies, compiled by Prudentia Advisory, Siena Secondary Fund and the Estonian Founders Society, the total value of Estonia’s 25 most valuable tech firms is almost €21 billion and the three biggest of them are Wise, Bolt and Pipedrive. The ranking that, going …

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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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Estonia ranks second in the world in internet freedom

According to the 2021 Freedom on the Net report, compiled by Freedom House, a US-based think tank, Estonia ranks second in the world in internet freedom after Iceland; despite Estonia’s high ranking, the report highlights aspects that warrant special attention. For the third year in a row, Iceland was ranked …

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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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