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A web tool helps predict climate change in agriculture

A new web tool, created as a collaboration between the French, Spanish, German and the Estonian researchers, gives an overview of climate change in Europe and predicts subsequent developments. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. The new web tool, created with the help of Estonian scientists, aims …

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Estonia hosts digital transformation experts from 135 countries

This year’s e-Governance Conference, an annual Estonia-led event that brings together digital transformation makers and experts from around the world, was held virtually; despite the disruption caused by the current coronavirus crisis, a record number of over 1,100 participants from 135 countries had registered for the event. The 2020 e-Governance …

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Drones support Estonian emergency services during pandemic

The Estonian Air Navigation Services, the country’s air traffic controller, has teamed up with two companies to support the Estonian emergency services with drones during the coronavirus pandemic. The air traffic controller teamed up with the Estonian unmanned aerial systems manufacturer, Threod Systems, and Frequentis, an Austrian information systems developer, …

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Estonia’s energy giant plans to process plastic waste into liquid fuels

Eesti Energia, Estonia’s largest energy company, will collaborate with the Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) to process plastic waste into liquid fuels in the company’s oil plants together with oil shale. Eesti Energia and TalTech are aiming to find a solution for using plastic waste in industrial volumes in oil …

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Estonian startup develops a digital PPE stock level monitoring system

An Estonian startup has developed a digital system to monitor the stock levels of personal protective equipment. When the coronavirus crisis hit, the governments’ need for information on personal protective equipment stock levels and usage grew exponentially to make informed decisions on procurement and distribution, the company, called MASC, said …

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An innovation competition hopes to find smart city solutions in Tallinn

The city of Tallinn and the Tehnopol Science and Business Park have announced a Tallinnovation innovation competition to find smart city solutions; the size of the innovation fund in 2020 is €50,000. Tehnopol, the largest research and business park in Estonia, said in a statement that the organisers hope to …

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Estonia’s energy giant: Renewable electricity exceeds the oil shale energy for the first time

Renewable electricity has accounted for half of Eesti Energia’s – Estonia’s largest energy producer – total production in the first quarter, the company announced; this is the first time for renewable energy to exceed the oil shale energy. “Renewable electricity accounted for half of the electricity production, which showed a …

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How Estonian-developed digital solutions can help in a contactless world

Estonia, one of the most digital nations in the world, has several practical solutions either in development or in active use that could help overcome some of the global challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis and lockdown. The global transport and logistics industry have been hit hard during the COVID-19 …

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Estonian-founded Aligner is rocking the world of language localisation

Aligner, an Estonian language localisation startup, enables translation either by machine or human and managing content in different languages at the same time, using their matrix editor. Estonian World met the masterminds behind Aligner.io – the cofounders Sandra Roosna and Nazari Goudin, at their office close to the Tallinn harbour. …

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