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On the rise: Europe seeks Estonian startups

Tallinn has become one of Europe’s most hyped startup cities, and leading technology companies – like Merck – want to partner up with Estonia’s talents. This article is commercial content. Lately, Tallinn has become one of Europe’s most hyped startup cities. Crowds of technology talents and business angels are flooding …

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Estonia joins the European supercomputer programme

Estonia has become the 21st European country to sign the European declaration on high-performance computing with the aim to pool European and national resources to build and deploy world-class supercomputers that would be ranked in the world’s top three by 2022-2023. High-performance computing is needed to process ever-larger amounts of …

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Estonia is looking to develop unmanned land systems with EU partners

Estonia, together with the ministries of defence of Finland and Latvia, is planning to develop unmanned land systems within the framework of the European Union’s Permanent Structured Cooperation. “The same considerable growth that we saw with unmanned aerial vehicles 10-15 years ago can be expected in the near future for …

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Tallinn Technology University’s researcher receives a prestigious European grant

The senior researcher of the Tallinn University of Technology’s department of innovation and governance, Vasilis Kostakis, has been awarded a €1.1 million European Research Council starting grant – the only such grant awarded to an Estonian researcher this year. According to the university, Kostakis will use the grant for a …

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The unpredictable future of the Nordic-Baltic region

The triple menace of Russian revanchist, American opportunist and eurozone disintegrative tendencies does not bode well for future prospects of the Nordic-Baltic region, the Icelandic diplomat and former foreign minister, Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson, writes. The prospects for the Nordic-Baltic (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden – editor) …

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Estonia joins a European blockchain partnership

Twenty-two European countries, including Estonia, on 10 April signed a declaration with the aim to establish a European blockchain partnership that sets the terms for cooperation to exchange experience and expertise in technical and regulatory fields. The declaration also prepares the signatory nations for the launch of EU-wide blockchain applications …

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Estonia ranks fifth in Europe in media literacy – analysis

According to a recent analysis by the Bulgaria-based Open Society Institute, Estonia ranks fifth in Europe in media literacy. The institute says in its study that the best equipped countries to resist the post-truth, fake news and their ramifications are the Northwestern European countries – ie the Scandinavian ones, the …

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Estonian ICT company Cybernetica to participate in the first project backed by the European Defence Fund

Cybernetica, an Estonian ICT company that researches, develops and manufactures software solutions, maritime surveillance and radio communications systems, will participate in the pan-European military research programme OCEAN2020. The Estonian company will participate in the research programme with a consortium of 42 European companies, led by the Italian aerospace and defence …

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