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Tallinn hosts a European satellite industry roadshow

The European Union-supported “Eyes on Earth” Roadshow in Tallinn brings space and Earth observation closer to EU citizens. The third Copernicus “Eyes on Earth” pan-European roadshow event will take place on 3-4 October in Tallinn at the Estonian National Library. The roadshow is part of the European Commission’s Copernicus Earth …

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Over 30 Estonian tech companies sign a green pledge to become climate neutral

At the Tallinn Digital Summit, 33 Estonian technology companies signed a “green pledge”, promising to take their operations to a completely environmentally sustainable basis by 2030. The companies signed the pledge on 17 September at a digital summit, taking place in the Estonian capital, Tallinn. The signed agreement will be …

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Estonian-founded Pipedrive in Forbes Cloud 100 list

The Estonian-founded company, Pipedrive, is listed 77th in the Forbes magazine’s Cloud 100 list – what the magazine calls “tech’s hottest category”. “Tech’s hottest category is transforming how we communicate, collaborate at work and protect our identities in the digital age. For the fourth consecutive year, the Forbes Cloud 100, …

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A new Estonian startup launches an AI tool for commercial negotiations

A new Estonian startup, Pactum, has launched an artificial intelligence tool for commercial negotiations – namely, a system that helps companies autonomously offer personalised, commercial negotiations. According to the company, referencing research by KPMG, inefficient contracting has been estimated to cause firms to lose between 17% to 40% of the …

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Estonian IT visionary Linnar Viik elected chairman of a European innovation cluster

Estonian IT visionary Linnar Viik has been elected the chairman of the Brussels-based EIT Digital Council, one of Europe’s most influential digital development and innovation clusters. Viik was elected by the general assembly of EIT Digital on 11 September. Founded in 2010, EIT Digital is one of Europe’s most influential …

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Estonian companies present digital solutions for the energy industry in Abu Dhabi

Estonian companies Enefit, Nortal, Datel and Smagrinet will present innovative digital solutions at the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi on 9-12 September; the Estonian president, Kersti Kaljulaid, will also attend. With over 150 countries represented, the World Energy Congress is the world’s largest and most influential energy event, covering …

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Gallery: A self-driving bus starts operating in Tallinn

A driverless bus is now connecting the end-of-the-line tram stop and the Kumu Art Museum in Kadriorg, one of the most picturesque areas in the Estonian capital, Tallinn. The Tallinn Transport Authority and Tallinn University of Technology are piloting a self-driving bus within the project Sohjoa Baltic, with Estonia, Finland, …

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Estonia a leader in innovation among the former communist bloc countries

Estonia has been ranked 24th in this year’s Global Innovation Index, compiled by the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Cornell University and INSEAD, leading among the former communist-controlled countries. Estonia keeps its 2018 spot in the ranking and leads among the countries formerly occupied or controlled by the Soviet Union. Estonia …

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Estonia to lead the development of the next generation unmanned ground system

Seven countries – Estonia, Belgium, Spain, Latvia, France, Germany and Finland signed an agreement for the development of modular unmanned ground systems; Estonia is to be the lead country for the project. The director general of the Estonian Centre for Defence Investments, Kusti Salm, signed the agreement on 23 August. …

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Estonian-founded Skeleton Technologies to power Škoda trams in Germany

The Estonian-founded company, Skeleton Technologies, is to supply ultracapacitor systems to Škoda Electric for 114 trams that will be used in the towns of Mannheim, Heidelberg and Ludwigshafen in Germany. The ultracapacitor system recuperates the braking energy of the trams, made by the Czech manufacturer, Škoda, and uses it for …

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