One of the most important tasks of the centre of excellence planned in Estonia is to accelerate the development of new ICT technologies and applying them in the industry by including the private and public sector. On 30 May in Tallinn, during the ICT Week, the public sector, enterprises and university representatives discussed the future plans of the ITEE Centre of Excellence in Digital Connected Economy.
From the six works submitted, the University of Tartu chose the architectural solution called ICONICUM for the IT centre to be built on Narva road.
Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, affecting one in eight women. There are different types of breast cancer, but one type in particular accounts for almost three quarters of all breast tumors. These tumors feature a receptor for estrogen, and very often become resistant to hormone therapy. Despite their high frequency, these “estrogen receptor-positive” tumors have been difficult to research because the animals we test drugs on are often not relevant to the clinic.
Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and the Republic of Estonia have announced that Estonia's e-Residency platform will be facilitating a blockchain-based e-voting service to allow shareholders of companies listed on Nasdaq's Tallinn Stock Exchange, Estonia's only regulated securities market, to vote in shareholder meetings.
At its meeting of 9 December, the UT strategy committee discussed the location of the future IT development centre. After thorough deliberation of the arguments, it was decided that the preferred location for the centre is the Narva maantee area near Oeconomicum, the academic building of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
The European Union has emphasised that Europe needs new and geographically more dispersed centres of excellence in research. Proceeding from that, the UT, the TUT and the University of Edinburgh submitted a proposal to the European Union to create the IT competence centre in Estonia. The idea to create the centre of excellence was successful in the first round of the competition.
ITEE Centre of Excellence in Digital Connected Economy
UT Institute of Computer Science in collaboration with Telia opened a unique Internet of Things lab in Tartu.
Language technology researchers at UT Institute of Computer Science started cooperation in machine translation with translation agency Grata. The aim of the cooperation is to create a machine translation solution for automatic translation from German and English into Estonian that takes into consideration the needs of the specific translation agency.
First TUT MOOCs - Introduction to e-Governance and Information Management and Digital Archiving - are available for participation!
Cybernetica AS has been awarded a contract with the United States Air Force Research Laboratory to contribute to the Brandeis privacy R&D programme of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The Novel Tools for Analyzing Privacy Leakages (NAPLES) project will be carried out by Cybernetica with the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Tartu as a subcontractor.