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Estonian border queue system GoSwift ranked among world’s 40 best e-services

The international jury of the World Summit Award (WSA) has published its list of the world’s 40 best e-services that includes the Estonian border queue management system GoSwift. GoSwift is an electronic system for managing the waiting line at border checkpoints that enables drivers to wait for their turn virtually …

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Estonia to export its Data Exchange Layer X-Road to Finland

The Government of Finland has decided to create a data exchange layer of e-services and cooperate with Estonia in the course thereof as much as possible. “We will immediately and cost-effectively create a national data exchange layer of electronic services and an electronic identification system, implementing cooperation opportunities with Estonia …

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Estonia could fully switch to renewable energy sources by 2030

The head of the country’s renewable energy association says it should be possible for heat and power systems to fully switch to renewable sources by 2030, if there is political will. Rene Tammist, director of the Renewable Energy Association, told to Estonian Public Broadcasting that wind energy, supplemented when necessary …

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Start-up Spotlight: Toggl

Tallinn-based tech start-up Toggl is an online time tracking tool, which is popular with freelancers, groups, and small companies. It allows people to track the time they spend on various projects. It’s internet-based and can be up and running from scratch in less than a minute. Toggl has more than …

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Estonia tops the list of best e-health implementors in Europe

According to a recent report by OECD and European Commission, Estonia is on top of the list of 30 countries in implementing e-health services. The study included 1737 hospitals from 27 European member states, Croatia, Norway and Iceland. According to the report, Estonia leads the way in Europe, followed by Denmark, …

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Start-up Spotlight: PARiM

PARiM is a human resource planning and management application based in the cloud. It is designed for companies who provide human resources as a service to different clients. Typical users of the PARiM HRM software are companies in the following industries: security, maintenance, cleaning, building, facility management. PARiM Limited is an Estonian-run UK company …

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Velodroom is trying to vie cyclists around the world with a smart bicycle light (video)

Tartu-based start-up Velodroom is trying to vie bicyclists around the world with a new smart light, which switches on by itself when you go for a ride, adjusts to ambient light level and flashes a bright stop-light while braking. The light turns on with bike movement and switches off one minute after the bike has …

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Personalised medicine and Estonian genome chip

Angelina Jolie’s confession about her decision to undergo a preventive double mastectomy, published recently in the New York Times, was shocking news and a moving story at the same time. She explained that her choice was based on her abnormally high genetic predisposition for breast cancer and that she would hate for her …

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