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Estonian robot delivery company launches its full-scale service in Milton Keynes

The Estonian robot delivery company, Starship Technologies, has launched its first full-scale service in Milton Keynes, the United Kingdom, and plans to launch in the San Francisco Bay Area before the end of 2018. According to the company, it’s the world’s first commercial rollout of autonomous package delivery on the …

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Estonian startup wins the first prize at a metal industry exhibition

A year-old Estonian startup, Fractory.co, has won the title of the best startup at EuroBLECH, one of the world’s largest exhibitions of metal working technology, held in Germany, for a solution that accelerates the production and ordering process of metal companies. Competing with contestants from 40 countries in the EuroBLECH …

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A global climate hackathon in Tallinn to focus on mobility

The Estonian capital, Tallinn, is joining more than 100 cities around the world to host a 24-hour hackathon, Climathon, that is dedicated to solving climate challenges. Climathon is a global movement that gathers experts, students, startups, think tanks, innovators and developers around the world to find innovative solutions for environmental …

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Volkswagen to use Estonian startup’s scooter rent service

The German car manufacturer, Volkswagen, is to use the electric bike renting service created by the Estonian startup, Stigo. Volkswagen will use the shared electric scooters in its facilities and head office in Wolfsburg, Germany, and around its office in downtown Berlin. “Imagine a plant mechanic arriving to his workplace …

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Cleveron cofounder sees being located in Estonia as an advantage, not a disadvantage

Indrek Oolup, the cofounder and account executive of tech firm Cleveron, sat down with Estonian World to discuss some of the pros and cons of running a global business from a small country, as well as the status of a major partnership with the US supermarket chain, Walmart.* Facing stifling …

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Estonia wants to export its digital know-how to Kenya

Estonia is looking to offer help to Kenya in digitalisation of its government and eliminating all governmental paperwork. The Estonian honorary consul to Kenya, Kadri Humal Ayal, told the Kenyan senate committee on information and communication technology that Kenya only needed to express interest. “I have the green light from …

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Hop on a unicorn: a virtual reality journey through e-Estonia

The new state-of-the-art virtual reality solution of the e-Estonia Showroom makes the Estonian digital solutions approachable for everyone. This article is commercial content. In the last 20 years, Estonia has introduced so many digital solutions that it has become somewhat complicated for an outsider to grasp it all – especially …

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A new 5G network to be launched at the TalTech university campus

A new fifth-generation mobile network is to be launched at the campus of the Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) at the end of 2018 to help companies and startups develop new services and business models. The network will be launched by the university; the Nordic telecommunications corporation, Telia; and Ericsson, …

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Behind the scenes: a visit to the e-Estonia Showroom

Anna Piperal, the managing director of the e-Estonia Showroom, is helping inspire digital societies, one delegation at a time. This article is commercial content. When something becomes so ingrained in daily life, it’s hard to imagine what it was like before. Think about life before Facebook, life before smartphones and …

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