Competition for “Best Estonian App 2014″ launched!

Estonian Information System’s Authority invites you to take part in competition “Best Estonian App 2014″ All mobile applications made in Estonia or by estonians are welcome to compete. Competition itself is broken down to five categories: public services for government or local municipalities education & culture entertainment health & sports business Both service providers and [...]

May 12, 2014 read more
  • Competition for “Best Estonian App 2014″ launched!

    Estonian Information System’s Authority invites you to take part in competition “Best Estonian App 2014″

    All mobile applications made in Estonia or by estonians are welcome to compete. Competition itself is broken down to five categories:

    • public services for government or local municipalities
    • education & culture
    • entertainment
    • health & sports
    • business

    Both service providers and developers are welcome!

    Deadline for submission: May 20th 2014

    Goal of the competition is to promote innovative and useful apps and recognize their developers. Among applicants will be also chosen selected few that will represent Estonia in international App Competition World Summit Award Mobile! There is also Special Award by NutiKaitse 2017 for the app that has followed in a most effective way the best practices of mobile safety.

     

    Additional information: https://konkurss.eesti.ee/

    Competition in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Eesti.parim.mobiilirakendus

    Results of the competition will be published on June 3rd 2014.

    Competition is organized by Estonian Information System’s Authority in partnership with BDA Consulting OÜ and KMPS & Partners in the framework of EU structural funds programme “Raising Awareness of Information Society” co-financed by ERDF.

  • The best e-service in Estonia 2013

    May 7, 2013

    „The best e-service in Estonia 2013“ competition winners were announced during information society conference on April 19th. TransferWise, startup that challenges global financial market, was declared both overall winner and winner in best e-commerce service category. According to jury forewoman Katri Ristal has their service big potential in major markets. TransferWise enables to do international curreny transactions without paying substantial service fees to banks for converting the currencies.

    Main award was presented to TransferWise by CEO of World Summit Award Peter A. Bruck who also invited them to international competition.

    In e-Entertainment category triumphed TipTheAuthors, web platform where you can legally download estonian and international movies and music. TipTheAuthors finetuned their service recently in Tartu Science Park’s entrepreneurship competition „Idea searches makers!“ so we are proud to have played our small part in their success!

    Best e-Culture project was online game Ennemuistne, in e-Governance won e-border crossing queue system and in e-Inclusion category crowdfinancing platform Hooandja.

    Kadri Ristal was happy about the high quality of submitted project (overall 77 projects) and the level of winners. She was bit regretful that in few categories such as e-Education and e-Health prizes could not be awarded.

    Aim of „The best e-service in Estonia 2013“ competition is to introduce innovative e-services and e-solutions (but also their creators, publishers, customers) and to raise awareness about them in private and public sector.

    In a simpler way – to preach the way of already famous e-Estonia!

  • How you doin’ Garage48?

    December 9, 2012

    We are quite sure everyone visiting our site has heard about Garage48. But as assumption is mother of all… screw ups, two words of introduction should be in order. Garage48, a two-day hackathon event was kick-started in Tallinn in April 2010. Since then its phenomenon has spread all over the Baltics, Nordics and even Africa. Within past three years there have been 19 events with close to 100 participants per event, hundreds of projects finished and numbers are still counting. Do take a look at their lovely infographics about 2011 and 2012 for a nice visual on numbers.

    Let us make it clear right now – we love Garage48! It is astonishing to see how much pure enthusiasm and willingness to give up your late night hours can succeed with. But nevertheless, as stated by some judgmental-oriented people, this event does not really count for serious business, but is rather a fun event with entrepreneurial aspect and that’s what’s expected to be the doom of it – an entertainment can only thrive so long.

    We will not start to argue with those wiser and more knowledgeable than us (though, we have our own advantages), but instead took a look at all of the overall winners of Estonian and Latvian events plus had our eyes across non-winners to see if any “black horses” have emerged and succeeded. Indeed, some have. So let’s get down to business.

    2010, the starting year of Garage48 hosted two events in Estonia, seeded 81 ideas and resulted in 33 finished projects. Though one of the winners did not make it afterwards, Tartu event winner Defol.io is still attracting designer portfolios and has managed to hold several Estonian design competitions in their portal. Not bad, lads!

    Next year was when it all went booming. Five events in Estonia and Latvia resulted in 143 ideas and 73 projects executed. Yes, there are winners who have given up, and some that look like they are about to, but this year also gave REAL winners. And a chance to notice that Tartu has kicked our capital’s ass in providing real business cases from the hackathon. Winner Qminder got selected to Seedcamp Prague, one of the most prestigious startup accelerator programmes in Europe, in less than 100 days since its initiation. It also made to Mobile Premier Awards Finals and won Estonian Best m-Service Business&Commerce category thus being selected to present nation at WSA Mobile 2012. The very same event gave us VitalFields (formerly known as WeatherMe) which just raised €250.000 seed money from venture investors and JomyBooks – struggling, but not giving up. Let us notice that VitalFields did not find its way in an instant either, but is truly promising now.

    What about our Latvian friends? Riga winner Planify made it to Seedcamp Stockholm, but then… disappeared? Don’t grief too long, because one of the projects, Campalyst made it event further to Seedcamp New York and is on its way to success. A respectable result! Another Riga event presented GateMe – not a winner, but survival nonetheless. Speaking about survivals – lastehoid.net from Public Services event in Tallinn has been quite successful on a local market. Not too bad for a two-day effort!

    2012 with its 4 events up-to-date, 105 ideas and 47 projects has not yet fruited, but we shall give them time to ripen. At this point we can conclude that so far one of 11 winners has succeeded and in overall three projects out of 153 have raised money.

    So – what’s the verdict? Can fun be turned into business? We believe so. Garage48 projects are about on the same survival rate as start-ups usually are. But bear in mind that these projects are not developed on business-basis, which actually makes their ability to attract seed fund a remarkable one. Events have also formed teams and created contacts that lead to business afterwards which, together with Garage48 HUB, give start-up landscape an additional push. Well done and keep up the good work!

  • Slush 2012

    November 27, 2012

    Hopefully you had time to take a look at Slush video stream last week or, better yet, be part of the biggest Nordic start-up conference. But, in case you missed it – we had our own delegation participating the event and they noticed some really nice ideas. These will be sources of inspiration for this week.

    - Catchbox

    We do keep it quite short and simple here. It has a reason – we really-really want you to follow our Facebook page where information moves faster, notions are more entertaining and technology is in everyone’s hearts. :) Join us already today!

  • Robotex 2012

    November 19, 2012

    Robotics exhibition and competition “Robotex 2012 – Rise of the Robots” starts on Friday, November 23 in Tallinn. The event is well worth seeing – go and check it out yourself! And yes, you guessed it – this week’s inspiration is robotics.

    - Robot Apps by Robot App Store
    - Sphero, a smartphone-controlled ball
    - Remote cat-brushing robot
    - Science is Rock’n'Roll
    - Can your job be done by a robot?

    If you think these links were interesting, you’ll surely appreciate more of robotics available on www.robootika.ee webpage (in Estonian).

    Check our Facebook page for more information and news!

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Hello Visitor

Are you interested in solutions for mobile phones or want to see and finally understand what mobile application is and how to make one? You have come to the right place - Tartu Demo Centre shows new and innovative applications that are already popular or deserve your attention in some other aspect. In addition, if you’re really into it, you can attend our events and seminars where developers have an opportunity to showcase themselves or their products. All worth joining the event! For that, keep an eye on our Facebook page to make sure you do not miss any.

Come and see what's happening!

You are welcome to visit us from Monday to Friday. Fill up the booking form just a day before and that’s it. It is really this easy! To find us, first find your way from the centre of Tartu to the outskirts and Tartu Science Park (nice instructions available on their webpage). Take the stairs or the elevator to the second floor (in continental counting) and follow Demo Centre signs showing you which way to go. If this is all too complicated, then insert address Riia 181A, Tartu, Estonia into your GPS and ask our nice information secretary downstairs to lead you the way in house. Open hours for visitors every Tuesday 11:00-12:00. Group visitors please book suitable time.

Company

Welcome Company!

pealkiri Tartu Demo Centre is an ideal platform to find and showcase small innovative businesses. We are at your disposal to help you work with international networks and develop your export potential. Tartu Demo Centre introduces your innovative technological solutions to foreign and domestic delegations, public and private sector – a wide range and a decent number of people visiting us annually.

We do not restrain ourselves with only the role of showing. We are also working hard to create a community of IT-professionals - inviting university students and start-up or grown-up companies, involving them to testing activities and integrating new solutions. This will show to novices what development projects are all about and engage professionals to give their invaluable insight to the industry.

Join us to market your product!

You are welcome to visit us from Monday to Friday to see, what’s already there. For that please fill up the booking form just a day before.

If you have already made up your mind and want to showcase your products at our premises, please contact Tartu Demo Centre manager Vaido Mikheim (e-mail: vaido.mikheim@teaduspark.ee, Skype: theowuss, phone: + 372 53 095 906) to make further plans.

Howdy Developer!

In Tartu Demo Centre you as a developer can make an application from scratch or finish already started ideas using our broad range of equipment and mobile platforms. Want to know, what’s available? Click here! Demo Centre users can also give you valuable feedback so that you could make your product even more brilliant. If you would like to see and hear some more, take a look at our short video clip available in YouTube.

While you are still in search for world-changing ideas, Demo Centre introduces you new technological solutions, good practices and knowledge, all being shared during our events. We are building a community of mobile developers and IT enthusiasts, who are truly interested in generating the buzz and exchanging ideas.

If you have already passed that stage and are a proud owner of a start-up, Demo Centre makes it easier for you to find investors - we have many visitors with loads of money available and applications showcased in Demo Centre may as well get a grip of that.

Sign up to develop!

You are welcome from Monday to Friday (sorry guys, we enjoy weekend as much as any other person – but if you make a friend from the staff, you may be granted possibility to talk him/her into weekends also). Fill up the booking form just a couple of days before and that is it, we will get back to you.

To find us, first find your way from the centre of Tartu to the outskirts and Tartu Science Park (nice instructions available on their webpage). Take the stairs or the elevator to the second floor (in continental counting) and follow Demo Centre signs showing you which way to go.

If this is all too complicated, then insert address Riia 181A, Tartu, Estonia into your GPS and ask our nice information secretary downstairs to lead you the way in house.

Contact

  • Tartu Demo Centre
  • Riia 181A, Tartu, Estonia
  • Vaido Mikheim
  • Manager
  • vaido.mikheim@teaduspark.ee
  • Phone: +372 5309 5906
  • Skype: theowuss

To find us, first find your way to the Tartu Science Park. Take the stairs or the elevator to the second floor (in continental counting) and follow Demo Centre signs showing you which way to go.

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FAQ

Who can visit Demo Centre?

Demo Centre is open to everybody, especially developers, different delegations and educational institutions.

How can I visit Demo Centre?

Demo Centre is in Tartu Science Park (Riia 181a). To visit Demo Centre you have to fill in the registration form which you can find here.

How can I get in?

Only authorised personnel can open the door to Tartu Demo Centre. In addition, the door can be opened with a mobile phone.

How much does the visit to Demo Centre cost?

Visiting Demo Centre is absolutely free from charge.

Is it possible to have meetings or phone conferences in Demo Centre?

Yes, Demo Centre has everything you need for a meeting or a phone conference.

What if it is not possible to come within the agreed time?

If you cannot come, please cancel the reservation by e-mail: vaido.mikheim@teaduspark.ee.

Is it possible to rent or borrow ther equipment?

In Demo Centre it is not permitted to rent devices.

What are Demo Centre opening hours?

Demo Center is open 9:00 to 17:00.

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Specifications

Smartphones iPhone 4S Samsung Galaxy S II Nokia Lumia 800 HTC Titan LG P690 Samsung Galaxy Nexus
OP system iOS 5 Android 2.3 WP 7.5 WP 7.5 Android 2.3 Android 4.0
Processor 1 GHz Dual Core 1,2GHz, Dual Core 1,4GHz 1,5 GHz 800 MHz 1,2GHz, Dual Core
RAM 512MB 1GB 512MB 512MB 512MB 1GB
Screen 3,5" 640x960px 4,27" 480x800px 3,7" 480x800px 4,7" 480x800px 3,2" 320x480px 4,65" 1280x720px
HDMI output Yes Yes No No No No
DLNA No Yes No No Yes No
GPS AGPS AGPS AGPS AGPS AGPS AGPS
NFC No No No No No Yes
Bluetooth 4,0 3,0 2,1 2,1 3,0 3,0
Camera 8Mpx 8Mpx 8Mpx 8Mpx 3Mpx 5Mpx
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Tablets iPad II Samsung Galaxy Tab 10,1
OP system iOS 5 Android 3,2
Processor 1 GHz Dual Core 1GHz
RAM 512MB 1GB
Screen 9,7" 1024x768px 10,1" 1280x800px
HDMI output Yes Yes
DLNA No No
GPS AGPS AGPS
NFC No No
Bluetooth 2,1 3,0
Camera 3Mpx
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Kinect set
MS Kinect for PC
TV 55" Smart TV - 1920x1080px Full HD - Samsung OE-55ES6100 WXXH - more
3D Yes
DLNA Yes
home theater 3D Blue Ray, 5.1 Surround
Smartboard
QOMO HiteVision QWB100WS 105 PS
Board size 105"
Screen area 91"
Touch area 96"
Resolution 4096x4096px
Projector 1280x800px
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