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Plumbr story: from a research lab to the global market

There is no doubt Estonia is a nation of tech start-ups. The media is teeming with articles about start-ups born at nerve-wracking hackathons, which are testing one’s abilities and pushing them to the limits. The beginning of Plumbr’s story is completely different. Plumbr is no typical start-up in several reasons. Firstly …

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Estonian company among the first to create unborn baby figurines in 3D

Using the novel opportunities offered by 3D printing, the Tallinn-based Wolfprint 3D is among the first companies in the world to create a precise copy of the baby in the form of a figurine. This figurine looks exactly the same as the little citizen of the world who is still …

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Garage48 Hardware & Arts 2015 winner Hitafly revolutionises shooting practice

This year’s Garage48 Hardware & Arts hackathon – devoted to physical gadgets – was attended by participants from the Estonian National Defence College whose idea – the Hitafly electronic shooting coach – won the contest. The National Defence College prototyped two ideas born out of their everyday needs:  ARCTOS, a …

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Startup Spotlight: CashMatador

In Startup Spotlight we zoom in on numerous Estonian startups, to find out more about their business model and how they operate. This time we’re featuring an early-stage startup by the name CashMatador. The firm was initiated at Garage48 in Pärnu last October, where they received the Microsoft Special Nomination. We …

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Estonia becomes a member of the European Space Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA) welcomed Estonia as its 21st member on 4 February. Anne Sulling, the Estonian minister of foreign trade and entrepreneurship, signed the accession agreement with the Paris-based space agency. According to Aviation Week, Estonia spends several hundred million euros annually on space activities, including new financing for national …

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Taxify mobile application expands to the Netherlands

Taxify, an Estonian-founded taxi booking application, is launching in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, in collaboration with Aemstel Taxi. “I am truly happy to finally launch Taxify service in Amsterdam. It’s a big day for the Dutch taxi customers. Amsterdam is a big deal for us, so we have …

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NASA uses Estonian-founded GrabCAD to design a part for the International Space Station

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the US government agency responsible for the civilian space programme as well as aeronautics and aerospace research, is using the Estonian-founded, US-based, online engineering platform GrabCAD to design a handrail clamp assembly (HCA) for the International Space Station (ISS) that can be printed …

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19 new designs created at first web design hackathon in the Baltics

Estonian startup YourDesignWorks held a Garage48 hackathon-inspired web design workshop from 9-11 January for non-designers in Tallinn where over 40 people created 19 new web designs. The event, held at the Pipedrive office, covered the design process from fundamental design thinking to executing a visually attractive solution in 48 hours. …

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