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An Estonian company claims its wearable UV air purifier disinfects air

An Estonian company has invented a wearable ultra-violet air purifier that, it claims, disinfects air without one needed to wear a face covering. “Our patent-pending UV-C module breaks down and inactivates the DNA and RNA of harmful viruses, and blows 99% of purified air to the front of your face,” …

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An Irish-Estonian housing partnership seeks to solve the housing crisis in Ireland

The Estonian building configuration startup, Creatomus, is partnering with the Irish automated housing-plan platform Opoplan, to help solve the urgent housing crisis in the Emerald Isle. The partnership, called “Archi – Tech Pathfinder,” will offer technology-based solutions for building modular houses and follow on with a future supply chain management …

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Researchers are designing a smart face mask

Researchers from seven countries, including Estonia, envision future reusable and self-disinfecting face masks, based on smart nanotechnology. According to the plan, these 3D-printed masks will be more comfortable to wear, have excellent filtration efficiency, self-disinfection capacity and an integrated humidity dissipation system, the University of Tartu, Estonia’s pre-eminent university, said …

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Estonia’s X-Road solution launched in Mexico

Mexico’s Quintana Roo state has launched its first X-Road project – Xacbé – that aims to become the backbone of its digital government just like in Estonia. X-Road is an Estonian software-based solution that has its origins on the late 90’s as a solution for the Estonian governmental digital interoperability. …

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Nordic venture capital funds and universities bring science to society

Several venture capital funds have joined forces with Estonia’s University of Tartu and TalTech, Finland’s Aalto University and Latvia’s Riga Technical University and the University of Latvia to launch an investment readiness day called Science Base Camp, with an aim to bring European science to society. Venture capital funds have …

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An Estonian consortium tests an autonomous bus in Greece

An Estonian consortium has completed an autonomous public transport pilot project in Greece; in two months, the Estonian autonomous bus, “Iseauto”, drove 1,930 kilometres (1,200 miles) on the streets of Lamia, carrying over 400 people. The autonomous minibus, developed by Tallinn University of Technology – also known as TalTech – …

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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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An Estonian company to provide cameras for NASA

Estonian company Crystalspace, partnered with the Tartu Observatory of the University of Tartu and Krakul, an Estonian autonomous systems development company, has been selected to build two cameras that will act as a stereo pair to monitor the operations of a robotic arm that will collect regolith samples from the …

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Estonian robotics company Milrem rolls out a new combat vehicle

Estonian robotics and autonomous systems’ developer Milrem is rolling out its new, Type-X robotic combat vehicle as it has passed its initial mobility tests. The Type-X robotic combat vehicle – or RCV for short – designed to support mechanised units was first announced in the summer of 2020. According to …

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Estonian scientists lead a Baltic-Nordic 5G testing

Estonians scientists are leading an ambitious project to test 5G network technology interoperability across Finland, Estonia and Latvia – a cross-border corridor known as Via Baltica-North. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. The project, called 5G-Routes, has a substantial budget of €11 million, the bulk of which …

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