18.05.22 NEWS ... Three Estonian scientists have been nominated for European Patent Office (EPO) prize for developing superior carbon-based materials for the energy storage devices known as ultracapacitors. The invention uses a material called curved graphene, which increases the amount of energy stored by the ultracapacitors. Inventors state their ultracapacitors can charge within 15 seconds, withstand over one million charge cycles, and are free from toxic materials.
05.10.21 NEWS ... Minister of Foreign Trade and IT Andres Sutt (Reform) has made a call to action on cybersecurity aimed at creating a set methodology to assess the level of cybersecurity and set a benchmark for investments into it, along similar lines to NATO's 2-percent of GDP benchmark for member states' contributions.
03.09.21 TECHNOLOGY ... Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) has issue warning after spam emails purporting to be from is rector, Tiit Land, have been found. If opened the emails can activate malware on the recipient's computer.
27.08.21 NEWS ... A self-driving bus starts work in Tartu on a trial basis next week, ferrying passengers between the city center and the Estonian National Museum (ERM) on the outskirts, ETV news show 'Aktuaalne kaamera' (AK) reported. The buses' manufacturers ask local drivers to be patient as the vehicle gets up and running.
17.08.21 TECHNOLOGY ... Tech unicorn Bolt has reported losses of €44.9 million for 2020, though its revenues rose just under seventy-five percent, to €221.4 million, the company says. Bolt operates taxi ride hailing, food couriering and scooter, bike and car rental services, all via an app, and says it is the third-largest peak season e-scooter rentals firm Europe-wide.
13.08.21 TECHNOLOGY ... The Estonian government has allocated half-a-million euros for updating the state portal, the public online interface for a whole host of state services, following last month's cyber attack which saw a lone individual gain access to close to 300,000 personal ID photos.
28.07.21 NEWS ... A hacker was able to obtain over 280,000 personal identity photos following an attack on the state information system last Friday. The suspect is reportedly a resident of Tallinn.
13.07.21 TECHNOLOGY ... Estonian-founded ultra-capacitor producer Skeleton Technologies has inked a deal with rail, tram and bus manufacturer Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) Power & Automation to supply ultracapacitors for its trams.
15.06.21 TECHNOLOGY ... Estonia's nation e-Residency program has reported a 2020 revenue of €19.7 million, the highest in its six-year existence, with profits also topping previous records.
15.06.21 NEWS ... Tallinn students have been putting the finishing touches to a self-driving open-wheel race car, due to compete against other universities soon, ETV news show 'Aktuaalne kaamera' (AK) reported Monday night.
19.03.21 NEWS ... A court has set a precedent that in the event of an accident involving a vehicle using the Bolt taxi-hailing platform, the latter, rather than the driver, is culpable for any ensuing injuries, daily Postimees reports.
02.01.21 NEWS ... Lithuania is to launch an e-residency scheme in January, joining Estonia in providing a service which allows, among other things, foreign nationals to set up companies registered in that country, to open bank accounts, and to declare taxes online.
03.11.20 NEWS ... Estonian-founded Skeleton Technologies has raised €41.3 million of equity capital from investors.
24.08.20 NEWS ... The new HOIA coronavirus exposure notification app has been downloaded close to 50,000 times so far, developers say, with two people who have downloaded the app reportedly coronavirus-positive.
17.08.20 NEWS ... An interactive robot exhibition in Pärnu has brought cutting edge tech from all over the world to the resort town, ETV news show "Aktuaalne kaamera" (AK) reported Sunday night.
28.07.20 NEWS ... CEO of telecoms provider Elisa Estonia Sami Seppänen has hit out at a Ministry of Economic Affairs and communications draft regulation which would restrict non-EU telecoms tech in Estonia's 5G network, including those from Huawei.
27.07.20 NEWS ... The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications is preparing a regulation which would allow restricting the use of high-risk technologies in telecoms networks, a move which would bar Chinese tech giant Huawei, for instance, from constructing Estonia's 5G network.
08.07.20 NEWS ... Hans Lõugas, a senior technology analyst at CybExer Technologies, said the United States (U.S.) is planning to ban one of the world's popular social media applications, TikTok, as it is allegedly collecting large amounts of data.
14.06.20 NEWS ... Estonian electric bicycles manufacturer Ampler Bikes managed to boost sales by 86 percent in the first five months of the year. The company's turnover came to €5.7 million last year.
23.04.20 NEWS ... A drone was used for conveying a coronavirus sample from Estonia's second-largest island, Hiiumaa, for testing in Tallinn, for the first time.
22.04.20 NEWS ... Estonian tech firm Skeleton Technologies has joined a €7-million, pan-European initiative aimed at implementing innovative material systems for energy harvesting and electrical energy storage, with a view to ensuring the sustainable and efficient use of resources in line with a circular economy perspective. Energy harvesting can even make use of simple walking in its operation.
21.03.20 NEWS ... The volume of bank transactions has fallen in the wake of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Estonia, with cash machine use similarly falling, many of the country's main banks say.
06.02.20 NEWS ... The government is discussing a draft agreement on Thursday for Estonia's accession to the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) as an associate member. Should the agreement be approved by both government and parliament, it would pave the way for full membership some years later, Baltic News Service reports.
23.09.19 TECHNOLOGY ... The social affairs and environment committees of the Riigikogu decided on Monday not to agree with the petition titled "We demand a halt to the installation of 5G technology in Estonia" made to the parliament
29.08.19 NEWS ... The first passengers traveled by self driving bus in Kadriorg, Tallinn after a new bus line was launched on Wednesday.
21.08.19 NEWS ... Estonian company Starship Technologies has announced plans to expand its robot delivery service to 100 U.S. university campuses with the goal of reaching one million students after raising $40 million in funding.
31.05.19 TECHNOLOGY ... Taxi-hailing app firm Bolt, formerly Taxify, has launched a cross-border service in the Estonian and Latvian border towns of Valga/Valka, bringing the number of Estonian towns the company operates in to 15.
13.11.18 NEWS ... 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.
07.09.18 NEWS ... International digital security company and former supplier of Estonian ID cards Gemalto AG has said that it wants a compromise with the Estonian state. The stance of the latter so far has been to pursue a lawsuit against Gemalto regarding compensation to to the Estonian state to the tune of €1.5 million following a security flaw in ID cards made by Gemalto which came to light in summer 2017.
24.06.18 NEWS ... Estonian-based ride-hailing app provider Taxify has expanded its activities in Romania and Mexico, countries where it already had a foothold.
31.05.18 NEWS ... President of the Estonian Parliament (Riigikogu) Eiki Nestor met with the Prime Minister of St. Lucia, Allen Michael Chastanet, yesterday, Wednesday, and gave him an overview of the principles of e-governance in Estonia.
28.01.16 TECHNOLOGY ... Skeleton Technologies, Europe’s leading manufacturer of high-performance, graphene-based ultracapacitors, has been backed by a new 4 million euro investment from sustainable innovation investment firm KIC InnoEnergy whose shareholders include ABB, EDF, Iberdrola and Total. The company aims to reach the ambitious target of 20 Wh/kg energy density for its technology by 2020.
26.01.16 TECHNOLOGY ... Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves urged the European Union and its member states to contribute towards a digital future.
22.01.16 TECHNOLOGY ... TeliaSonera and Ericsson have entered into a strategic partnership to let customers in Stockholm and Tallinn experience 5G services already in 2018.
22.12.15 TECHNOLOGY ... The money transfer company TransferWise has struck a deal with Estonian retail bank LHV that sees its international payment service integrated directly into the bank's smart-phone app.
07.12.15 TECHNOLOGY ... Tallinn's Robotex became Europe's largest robot competition event after a record 530 robots battled it out in 17 competitions over three days at the Tallinn University of Technology (TUT).
03.12.15 TECHNOLOGY ... Leading global IT service provider HCL Technologies, one of eight technology companies in the world to earn a revenue of over a billion dollars in 2014, opened its brand new development center in Tallinn today. The opening was attended by the President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Minister of Entrepreneurship Liisa Oviir.
02.12.15 TECHNOLOGY ... The Estonia's virtual residency program is celebrating its first birthday today, December 1. The program currently has over 7,000 members from 119 countries. That is three times more than initially hoped for.
01.12.15 TECHNOLOGY ... How to prepare for crises like snowstorms, forest fires, floods, earthquakes, and industrial and traffic accidents? Scientists at Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) have created a simulation system for professionals to carry out computer-based trainings. The system was created in cooperation with scientists from 15 EU nations, as well as Israel and several private and public sector organizations.
25.11.15 TECHNOLOGY ... An Estonian startup is testing out the new LiFi technology, a superfast alternative to WiFi, in a commercial context in Tallinn, Estonia.
20.11.15 TECHNOLOGY ... The British Embassy and its partners in the UK and Estonia are today launching TechLink, a brand new platform building partnerships between the two countries in technology, innovation and science. The launch is part of the Digital 5 summit held in Tallinn from November 19-20.
18.11.15 TECHNOLOGY ... Estonian Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand and Foreign Minister of the Netherlands Bert Koenders agreed on Monday to the creation of a cooperative platform for studying and promoting international law, relevant political norms and state practices applicable to cyberspace.
12.11.15 TECHNOLOGY ... The European Commission today announced the winners of the 2015 European Web Entrepreneurs, or Europioneers Awards. Among this year's winners are Taavet Hinrikus and Kristo Käärmann from Estonia.
09.11.15 TECHNOLOGY ... The software developed for ERR is now used in the United States to help voters learn which of the presidential candidate best aligns with their personal views, values and priorities.
04.11.15 TECHNOLOGY ... The Information System Authority (RIA) launched a next generation central server of X-Road on Monday. The server allows to manage secure data exchange between the databases of Estonia and other countries.
29.10.15 TECHNOLOGY ... An international company OnlineExpo International launched its international online exhibition platform in Tallinn. Preparation and sales of the first exhibitions have also been launched in Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Czech Republic, and Russia, with the first international trade show set to take place in early spring of 2016.
28.10.15 TECHNOLOGY ... Estonian researchers are leading a translational research project in reproductive biomedicine with the aim of developing a quick blood test to predict, and consequently prevent complications at a very early stage of pregnancy.
27.10.15 TECHNOLOGY ... A mistake caused by the Estonian Certification Center, the state-owned company behind the software of ID cards, means that 250,000 ID cards and 5,000 e-residency cards will not be compatible with new Google Chrome web browsers, and while the bug can be fixed, the damage to the nation's image as an IT pathfinder, is done.
27.10.15 TECHNOLOGY ... Garage48, in co-operation with the Estonian Tourist Board of Enterprise Estonia, is organizing a tourism hackathon in Pärnu to find innovation in the global tourism industry.
26.10.15 TECHNOLOGY ... Japanese Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Akira Amari visited Estonia last week to get acquainted with Estonian e-services and discuss developing digital societies and closer economic relations between the two countries.