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Kalamarja, Tallinn. Somehow, we have learned to build houses, but not yet the space between them. Absurdly hilarious fence systems coupled with negative space for parking and lifeless, micromanaged lawns. You can sometimes only tell the difference between jail architecture and nice residential developments by measuring the height of the fences. Until landscape architects are discovered, I and other photographers can enjoy the pure form these buildings and their desolate surroundings pose.

Study: Estonia has the most energy-efficient buildings in Northern Europe

A recent study carried out by an international group of building scientists showed that Estonia is among the countries with the most energy-efficient buildings in Europe. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. The analyses of the NZEB (nearly zero-energy buildings) energy performance requirements and reference apartment buildings …

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Estonian startup FanSifter joins a leading music tech accelerator programme

The Estonian fan and ticketing data analytics and marketing optimisation automation startup, FanSifter, has raised USD300,000 in the pre-seed investment round and is the first Estonian startup to join a leading music tech startups’ accelerator programme, Techstars Music Los Angeles. “FanSifter is a machine learning-powered fan data analytics platform which …

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Estonian investors to invest up to €750,000 in tech startups

The Estonian investment fund, Superangel, founded by entrepreneurs and investors Veljo Otsason, Rain Rannu and Marek Kiisa, will invest up to €750,000 in innovative startups through its Alpine House programme. According to Otsason, a founding partner at Superangel, the company will invest in startups with a high growth potential that …

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A hydrogen-powered driverless vehicle to be developed in Estonia

The University of Tartu and Auve Tech, an Estonian startup, will develop a hydrogen-powered driverless vehicle by 2021 and have, to that end, signed a cooperation agreement. The purpose of the cooperation project is to develop technology to enable the use of hydrogen in passenger cars. The project will integrate …

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Estonian ultracapacitor maker to provide its tech to Warsaw trams

Skeleton Technologies, an Estonian ultracapacitor manufacturer, has signed a contract with Medcom, an innovator in the electric traction market, to provide ultracapacitors in the tram networks of Poland’s capital, Warsaw. “Energy efficiency is becoming the key design criteria for any public transportation system, and ultracapacitors, due to one million lifecycles …

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Left behind after Soviet occupation, this military truck in Estonia now serves as a sauna

Inspired by the creative pop-up saunas around the world, an Estonian couple is driving their ZiL-131 Soviet military truck to Tallinn, the country’s capital, so they can open it up to visitors as a sauna. One of Estonia’s most unusual saunas has been discovered inside the back of a ZiL-131 …

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Estonian ultracapacitor maker chosen for the Global Cleantech 100 list

The Estonian ultracapacitor maker, Skeleton Technologies, was for the sixth year in a row chosen for the Global Cleantech 100 list by Cleantech Group. The 2020 Global Cleantech 100 is the 11th edition of the annual guide to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation. “It features the private, …

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Tallinn selected as one of 21 European cities to join a new digital innovation programme

The Estonian capital, Tallinn, has been selected by Bloomberg Philanthropies as one of 21 European cities to join a new digital innovation programme; as part of it, the cities will receive technical support, access to a network of city leaders and training from global innovation experts to improve services. According …

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