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Estonia to boost education technology startups

The Estonian government is to support the education technology industry and invest in the implementation of new digital solutions in the country’s schools. Estonia’s ministry of education and research, the KredEx foundation and Startup Estonia have agreed to support startups in education technology industry with €300,000. In the next two …

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Ouando Market, in Porto-Novo, the capital of Benin. Photo by Babylas/Wikipedia, published under the CC BY-SA 3.0 licence.

Estonia to export its digital solutions to Benin

The Republic of Benin in West Africa is to develop a data exchange platform based on the Estonian model. The Estonian e-Governance Academy and Benin’s National Information Systems and Services Agency have signed an agreement to design and implement the governmental interoperability framework for enhancing secure data exchange between government authorities and developing …

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Cleveron's new autonomous robot delivery system. Image courtesy the company.

Photo and video: Estonia’s Cleveron introduces a new robot delivery system

The Estonian logistics startup, Cleveron, has introduced the prototype of a new robot delivery system that doesn’t need human involvement. The company introduced the Generation R robot prototype at the Robotex International conference. The purpose of the robot is to make the delivery system more automatic and guarantee autonomous delivery …

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How Estonians are redefining the global robotics education market

Robotex, an 18-year-old Estonian project, has become a global robotics education network, opening franchises across the world. Estonia, Cyprus, China, Greece, Colombia, India, Iran, Guatemala, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Mali, Armenia, Monaco, Japan, United States – these are the 15 countries in which Robotex, the largest robotics festival in the world, already has …

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Estonian students are building the country’s first self-driving formula car

The Formula Student Team Tallinn, a joint project of Tallinn University of Technology and Tallinn University of Applied Sciences, is constructing a self-driving formula race car. The Formula Student Team Tallinn is an 80-member student organisation that has already built an electric-powered formula car and is now constructing a self-driving …

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The FT includes three Estonian entities as digital champions

The British business newspaper, the Financial Times, has picked three Estonian people and companies as Europe’s 100 digital champions. The first digital champion from Estonia the newspaper picked is Taavi Kotka, “Estonia’s first ever chief information officer and the force behind turning the country into a pioneering digital nation”. Kotka …

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Estonia to host the first European defence AI and cybersecurity accelerator

In the spring of 2019, Estonia is to host the first European defence artificial intelligence and cybersecurity accelerator; early-stage startups in the field are invited to apply to take part in it. The programme, called CyberNorth, is developed by the business-to-business accelerator, Startup Wise Guys, in collaboration with the Estonian …

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Estonian eco-textile offers a substitute to toxic imitation leather

The Estonian startup, Gelatex Technologies, has developed an eco-textile from gelatine that is similar to leather, but it’s a nature-friendly substitute to animal skin and imitation leather. About two kilograms of toxic chemicals are needed to produce one square metre of imitation leather, which often find their way into the …

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Ikea invests in Estonian smart herb garden producer Click & Grow

Click & Grow, the Estonian-founded producer of smart indoor gardens, raised USD11 million from a number of investors, including Ingka Group – a company that owns Ikea stores. Click & Grow’s investment round, the most significant in the company’s history, was led by the Estonia-based United Angels VC, alongside two …

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