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Estonia has its first designer pylon

Soorebane (Bog Fox), Estonia’s first designer high voltage pylon, was completed in 2020 by Elering, the national transmission system operator for electricity; the landmark pylon in Risti, western Estonia, has now started to attract an international attention. The government-owned Elering held a design competition for the artistic pylon in 2016, receiving 18 entries. …

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The University of Tartu and an Estonian rideshare company collaborate in self-driving vehicle development

On 21 April, the University of Tartu and Estonian-founded rideshare company Bolt signed an agreement to expand collaboration in the development of autonomous vehicle technology. The university’s Institute of Computer Science “will considerably enlarge the autonomous driving technology research group, creating better opportunities for research, development and innovation in this …

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Estonian robotics developer Milrem delivers its first UGV to Australia

The Estonian-founded robotics and autonomous systems developer, Milrem Robotics, has delivered its first THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle – or UGV – to an Australian homeland security specialist. This first THeMIS will be used by XTEK Ltd., for trial, evaluation and demonstration purposes. Including Australia, the THeMIS UGV has been acquired …

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A handbook on Estonia’s digital society published in Thai for the first time

The handbook “E-Estonia. E-Governance in Practice” by an Estonian non-profit foundation, the e-Governance Academy, is now published in Thai language; Khon Kaen University, one of the best universities in Thailand, supported the publication. Besides English, Russian and Japanese, Thai is the fourth language in which the handbook has been published …

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A novel hybrid-electric aircraft to be tested in Estonia

Estonia is recognised as a regional mobility hub for the TriFan 600, the world’s first civilian hybrid-electric long-range vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) airplane; the agreement was signed by the plane’s manufacturer, the US-based XTI Aircraft Company with Enterprise Estonia, the Estonian Aviation Cluster and the Estonian Aviation Academy. The …

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An Estonian company first in Europe licensed to operate an unmanned vehicle everywhere

Cleveron, a Viljandi-based Estonian tech company, unveils a new driverless delivery vehicle; the company has become first in Europe to be granted a licence to operate unmanned semi-autonomous vehicles on public streets without restrictions. The company on 14 April unveiled its new unmanned semi-autonomous last mile delivery vehicle, the Cleveron …

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Estonian software company Cybernetica modernises Palestine’s digital society

Estonian software company Cybernetica is cooperating with the Palestinian ministry of telecommunications and information technology to modernise the foundations of digital society in the territory. The Tallinn-based software company partners with the ministry to upgrade the Palestinian territories’ current data exchange layer for digital services to Cybernetica’s unified exchange platform, …

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Estonians to debut in the world’s biggest solar car race

Solaride, Estonia’s first entry to the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia, readies its solar vehicle for a high-stake international race, due to take place in 2023. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is one of the world’s most preeminent competitions for …

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A spray created in Estonia may help prevent the coronavirus infection

In cooperation between Estonian companies, the University of Tartu and the Estonian University of Life Sciences, technology has been developed for producing nasal and throat spray based on antibodies against the novel coronavirus – and initial studies have shown it may help prevent infection. According to Mart Ustav, a professor …

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