For a small country, Estonia has made a big impression on the global stage.
The Baltic nation of just 1.3 million people has attracted the attention of world leaders, academics and venture capitalists thanks to its high-tech digital society.
The numbers speak for themselves: Taxes are completed online in under 5 minutes, 99 percent of the Estonia's public services are available on the web 24 hours a day and nearly one-third of citizens vote via the internet.Read more
A new language and cultural centre, the Estonian Language House, opened in Tallinn on Wednesday. The aim of the centre, is to help non-native speakers of Estonian to develop their language skills as well as to get a better intro into Estonian culture, with a view to participating in it more fully.
The centre, at 5 Rävala Avenue in central Tallinn, reportedly offers full services in learning Estonian, with practical opportunities to work towards competency in the language, using key language learning methodologies, as well as providing comprehensive guidance on integration into Estonian society.
Mustamäe, one of the 8 administrative districts of Tallinn, has already a robot delivery service. At the moment the robots are working on an area of just few square kilometers because the robots move at the same pace as pedestrians, but the goal is to soon cover the entire city and later on the entire country as well. The robots can carry up to 10 kilograms, enough for a few bags of shopping. The delivery fee is 1.5 Euros per delivery.Read more
Telia and Ericsson have launched a 5G pilot network at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) that can be used by businesses and research institutions alike.
With the help of the network, researchers and students at TalTech as well as businesses and startups will be able to create and test solutions requiring ultrafast and quality data communications, the university said.
Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) is in Germany, where he has already presented an overview of the business landscape and prognosis to a group of German entrepreneurs considering, or already, investing in Estonia.
Speaking at Monday's summit, Mr Ratas stressed Germany's industrial strength and orientation towards innovation, encouraging the audience to adopt yet further technological and innovation-intensive business models.
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, a telecom hardware provider, Telia announced in a statement.Read more
Today, more and more young people are exposed to the idea of travelling for work, with a recent study showing that half of all millennials would consider moving abroad for opportunities. With that in mind, GoCompare has released new research charting the best cities around the world for millennials to start their own businesses.
The research measured cities according to metrics essential for young entrepreneurs, including the availability of funding at the early stages of a business, ease of registering property, trading across borders, diversity, and the cost of living.Read more
On Wednesday, 9 May, the Smart Port system featuring automatic license plate identification and traffic management will be launched for cars and buses in Terminal D of the Port of Tallinn. Tallink says the check-in area for Tallink passengers with cars with its newly built access gates will from then on be situated in a new location, in the part of the port closer to Kadriorg.
The vehicle traffic management software solution Smart Port will mostly make guiding cars to the ship automated and speed it up: due to the automatic license plate recognition, the drivers who have made a booking beforehand will be directed to the right check-in booth and then the right lane for going on board.Read more
East meets West, Pop meets Punk, Jazz meets Folk. Anything goes at Tallinn Music Week which opened this year with a special birthday concert lead by renowned Estonian conductor Kristjan Järvi and friends.
This year’s 10th anniversary coincides with Estonia 100th birthday – good reasons to celebrate. The music week has established itself as one of Europe’s top city festivals dedicated to music, food, art and design.Read more
On March 22, 2018, Estonia will host Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Tallinn dedicated to blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and ICOs. Estonian crypto experts and invited foreign specialists will talk about the future and the new prospects of blockchain industry.
Estonia goes among those countries that show loyalty to cryptocurrencies and blockchain. It is a place where a large-scale digitalization project E-residency has been functioning for a long time. What is more, the authors of the e-residency program offered public ICO and Estcoin launching. In case of success, Estonia would become the first country across the globe running public ICO. The packed audience at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Tallinn in 2017 proves that the crypto community of Estonia is interested in such events.Read more