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New e-Estonia briefing centre opens in Tallinn

A brand new briefing centre, introducing Estonia’s digital society and solutions to high-profile foreign visitors, has opened at Tallinn’s Ülemiste City. The new centre – that replaces the old and much smaller e-Estonia showroom – was opened on 19 February by the country’s president, Kersti Kaljulaid. “Our e-solutions make Estonia …

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President Kaljulaid introduces Estonian “digigirls” initiatives to Ivanka Trump

The Estonian president, Kersti Kaljulaid, discussed the empowerment of women and introduced her country’s digital initiatives to Ivanka Trump, an adviser to the US president, Donald Trump, at the Munich Security Conference. The two ladies discussed the empowerment of women and global technological developments during the meeting. “Right now, our …

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Estonia first in the Consumer Technology Association innovation scorecard

Estonia has been ranked first in the Consumer Technology Association 2019 innovation scorecard and also named an “innovation champion” by the organisation. This is also the very first year Estonia has been ranked in the scorecard, the US-based Consumer Technology Association said. “Since regaining its independence almost 30 years ago, …

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A new Estonian invention engages 9,000 students to compete in math online

99math, a new Estonian-founded game platform to motivate students to learn math, engaged simultaneously 9,000 students in an online competition; the platform’s next ambition is to attract a million students from all over the world. The game day, that took place on 30 January, involved more than 9,000 students from …

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Estonia to host a high-profile AI conference

The representatives of tech giants Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Netflix and Spotify will gather in Tallinn to talk about data and artificial intelligence adoption in Europe. Artificial intelligence champions from technology companies Netflix, Spotify, Amazon, Google DeepMind, Nvidia, Taxify, Microsoft, Starship and others will meet at North Star AI – applied machine …

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Tallinn plans to convert its bus fleet to fully electric by 2035

The provider of public transport in the Estonian capital, Tallinna Linnatranspordi AS, has set a goal that by 2035, all buses that serve passengers on the streets of Tallinn will be powered by electricity. To this end, the transport company and Eesti Energia, an Estonian energy provider, have entred into …

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US Consumer Technology Association awards Estonia for innovation

The American Consumer Technology Association has awarded Estonia for innovation during its event in Las Vegas. The innovation award was presented to the Estonian minister of education, Mailis Reps, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on 8 January. The association’s yearly International Innovation Scorecard grades countries across 25 …

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Estonia’s first 5G network opens

The Swedish telecommunication companies, Telia and Ericsson, and Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) have opened Estonia’s first 5G network. The network opened on 20 December and will serve as a testbed for innovation and research for industry partners and academia. TalTech’s scientists and students, as well as companies and start-ups …

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