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Estonian and American universities to collaborate on developing self-driving cars

Tallinn University of Technology has signed a co-operation agreement with Florida Polytechnic University to join forces for future development and increasing the security of automated vehicles. TalTech started developing Estonia’s first automated vehicle from scratch in 2017 and in the summer of 2018, presented the first prototype. The university announced …

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Three Estonian universities are in the global top 1,000

According to one of the most important higher education lists, the University of Tartu, TalTech and Tallinn University are among the world’s 1,000 best universities. The annual list is compiled by the QS World University Rankings. In the process of preparing the ranking list, the QS considers a survey among …

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Estonia is participating in the Baltic Sea pollution study

Estonia together with eleven other European countries are due to study where and how microplastics are getting into the sea, how common it is and in which way it is affecting the marine environment. In Estonia, the first studies on estimating the amounts of microplastics found in the upper layers …

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US Consumer Technology Association awards Estonia for innovation

The American Consumer Technology Association has awarded Estonia for innovation during its event in Las Vegas. The innovation award was presented to the Estonian minister of education, Mailis Reps, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on 8 January. The association’s yearly International Innovation Scorecard grades countries across 25 …

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Estonia’s first 5G network opens

The Swedish telecommunication companies, Telia and Ericsson, and Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) have opened Estonia’s first 5G network. The network opened on 20 December and will serve as a testbed for innovation and research for industry partners and academia. TalTech’s scientists and students, as well as companies and start-ups …

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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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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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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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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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