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An Estonian company first in Europe licensed to operate an unmanned vehicle everywhere

Cleveron, a Viljandi-based Estonian tech company, unveils a new driverless delivery vehicle; the company has become first in Europe to be granted a licence to operate unmanned semi-autonomous vehicles on public streets without restrictions. The company on 14 April unveiled its new unmanned semi-autonomous last mile delivery vehicle, the Cleveron …

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Estonian software company Cybernetica modernises Palestine’s digital society

Estonian software company Cybernetica is cooperating with the Palestinian ministry of telecommunications and information technology to modernise the foundations of digital society in the territory. The Tallinn-based software company partners with the ministry to upgrade the Palestinian territories’ current data exchange layer for digital services to Cybernetica’s unified exchange platform, …

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Estonians to debut in the world’s biggest solar car race

Solaride, Estonia’s first entry to the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia, readies its solar vehicle for a high-stake international race, due to take place in 2023. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is one of the world’s most preeminent competitions for …

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A spray created in Estonia may help prevent the coronavirus infection

In cooperation between Estonian companies, the University of Tartu and the Estonian University of Life Sciences, technology has been developed for producing nasal and throat spray based on antibodies against the novel coronavirus – and initial studies have shown it may help prevent infection. According to Mart Ustav, a professor …

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Estonia adopts a vaccine distribution app built by volunteers

Family physicians and the Estonian Health Insurance Fund have started using an application developed by Estonian logistics startup Sixfold along with a team of volunteers whose aim is to facilitate a more efficient distribution and delivery of the COVID-19 vaccines. At the beginning of March, a joint workgroup was assembled by …

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Estonian scientists: 3D-printed pills can change health care

Scientists at the University of Tartu are looking for the perfect tablet that could be 3D printed at a pharmacy. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. We all have different bodies, but the pills we’re swallowing are often identical. An elderly lady, an obese middle-aged man and …

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Two Estonian companies open a cleantech demo centre in Tallinn

Two Estonian companies – Cleantech ForEst and Sunly – have created a demonstration centre for promoting Estonian sustainable technology. The establishment – called the Estonian Cleantech Demo Centre – provides a space where cleantech startups, their products and services can be exhibited and introduced, according to a statement by the companies.  More than …

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Tesla and Zetta to build a car factory in Narva, Estonia

Tesla, an American electric vehicle company, and Zetta, a Russian e-vehicle maker, have announced a construction of a joint microfactory in Narva – an Estonian town by the country’s border with Russia – to build a compact Model N; the companies reasoned the decision by the town’s easy access for the European …

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Welcome to the show: e-Estonia celebrates a dozen years of promoting the digital society

Justin Petrone interviews Anna Piperal, a manager at the e-Estonia Briefing Centre, who cultivate the national resource into a showroom for the country’s digital society. Anna Piperal has seen the whole story unfold. She joined the e-Estonia Briefing Centre as a marketing manager a decade ago, when it was just …

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