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Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Ericsson Application Awards - võistlus tudengitele ja firmadele


Ericsson kuulutas välja ülemaailmse konkursi Ericsson Application Awards kus nad annavad tudengitele võimaluse koos väikese ja keskmise suurusega ettevõtete poolse toega luua uudseid mobiilitarkvara lahendusi teemal - Everyday life: sustainable, social and fun.


Kui sa soovid luua lahedaid mobiilitarkvara lahendusi koos oma ala spetsialistidega ning selle lahendustega konkureerida Euroopa, Mehhiko ja Hiina parimate tegijatega, siis on Ericsson Applications Awards (EAA) selleks väga suurepärane. Lisaks nendele võimalustele on osalejatel võimalus võita mitmeid auhindu kaasa arvatud peavõit 20 000 EUR.

Konkurss

Tarkvara lahenduste loomisel tuleb kasutada vähemalt ühte Ericsson Labs API rakendust, https://labs.ericsson.com/

Soovituslikud platvormid on Java ME, Android ja Browser põhised.

Võistkond

Võistkond koosneb 2-4 üliõpilasest kes võivad praktilist nõu ja abi lahenduse loomisel saada kas väikese või keskmise suurusega ettevõtte poolt.

Auhinnad

Esimeses ringis valitakse välja 14 võistkonda mille iga liige võidab mobiiltelefoni.

Üldvõitja võidab 20 000 Eurot, teine koht 15 000 Eurot ja kolmas koht 10 000 Eurot.

Kuupäevad

Kui soovid osaleda siis olulised kuupäevad on alljärgnevad:

31. jaanuar 2010 – võistkondade registreerimise lõpptähtaeg
20. märts 2010 – lahenduste esitamise tähtaeg
30. märts 2010 – esimese ringi võitjate välja kuulutamine ja beta-testimisega alustamine
20 mai 2010 – finalistide välja kuulutamine
juuni 2010 – võitjate autasustamine Ericsson Application Awardsi tseremoonial

Lisamaterjalid ja registreerumine:
http://www.ericssonapplicationawards.com/
Ericsson Application Award Facebook'i leht

Lisainformatsiooni jagamiseks planeerib Ericsson 12 jaanuaril kell 15.00 IT Kolledzi ruumides kohtumist kuhu ootadatakse huvitatuid üliõpilasi ning ettevõtete esindajaid, et luua otsekontakte ja jagada konkursi osas täiendavat informatsiooni.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

It was a great MoMo event in Helsinki: "Best in Mobile Europe: Estonia"

We had a great Mobile Monday event in Helsinki. Molly Mallone's fitted a comfortable amount of mobile enthusiasts, industry people, and free beer. The Estonians where a hit, raising eyebrows and discussions.



The audience in Helsinki was quite similar to Estonian crowd - mostly quiet but good-hearted, engaging into fair amount of questions, and spontaneous laughter. The atmosphere was maybe even more relaxed and filled with familiarity than our local events here in Tallinn and Tartu. There were some 50-60 participants from 30+ companies in total.

The speeches and presentations were well received rising eyebrows here and there and resulting in lengthy discussions afterwards. Audience was impressed by the presenters from Estonia and gave positive feedback. There was even some disbelief when Positium LBS presented their case and results -- this kind of cell-based location-data analysis would be extremely hard to perform in Finland.

Look at the presentations and summary of the event on mobilemonday.fi site. The story about the event in Estonian biggest computer-magazine Arvutimaailm can be found here, and some photos on our flickr stream.

Freejamtv (broadcasting about open source world, openmind innovation, net identity and copyrights) took an interview from Jaak Laineste, the founder and CEO of Nutiteq. You can watch it on their homepage or on Youtube:



We thank all the people in the delegation presenting Estonia on MoMo Helsinki: Priit Salumaa, Sven Kirsimäe (MoMo Estonia), Indrek Petersoo (Ericsson), Jouko Vierumäki (Fromdistance), Jaak Laineste (Nutiteq), Martin Koppel (Fortumo), Margus Tiru (Positium LBS), and Kaido Einama (Arvutimaailm).

We also thank EAS Helsinki and specially Valdar Liive for the support to organize the event and the engagement to tighten the Finnish-Estonian relations.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Mobile Monday Estonia visits Helsinki

Esmaspäeval 14. detsembril läheb Mobile Monday Estonia MoMo Helsingile külla. Helsingis toimub kell 17:30 Molly Malone'i pubis üritus, kus arutatakse, miks Soome on kaotanud oma juhirolli mobiiliarenduses (millega muidugi kõik ei nõustu), küsides: "Miks ja kuidas on Eestist saanud tõeline mobiiliarenduse labor Euroopas?"

Täpsemalt ürituse kohta saab lugeda mobilemonday.net lehelt. Üritus on avatud, osalemistasuta ning kõik on oodatud.

Ürituse programm:

18:00 Welcome by MoMo MC
18:10 Mobile market overview - Priit Salumaa, MobileMonday Estonia
18:30 Ericsson experiences in Estonia – Indrek Petersoo
18:45 Fromdistance experiences from Estonia-Finland – Jouko Vierumäki
19:00 Case presentations from: Nutiteq, Fortumo, Positium LBS.

Üritus toimub koostöös Mobile Monday Helsingi, Mobile Monday Estonia ja EAS Helsingiga.


On Monday the 14th of Decemter Mobile Monday Estonia visits MoMo Helsinki. In Helsinki the event will discuss why Finland has lost the leadership in mobile development (not everyone agrees) by asking: "Why and how Estonia became the true mobile development lab in Europe?"

For more information about the event read on mobilemonday.net. The doors open at Helsinki's Molly Malone's pub at 17:30 - the event is open, free of charge, and everybody is welcome.

The agenda:

18:00 Welcome by MoMo MC
18:10 Mobile market overview - Priit Salumaa, MobileMonday Estonia
18:30 Ericsson experiences in Estonia – Indrek Petersoo
18:45 Fromdistance experiences from Estonia-Finland – Jouko Vierumäki
19:00 Case presentations from: Nutiteq, Fortumo, Positium LBS.

The event is organized in co-operation by: Mobile Monday Helsinki, Mobile Monday Estonia, and Enterprise Estonia Helsinki.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Fortumo Mobile Payment Service Launched in Russia

Lisaks lääneturgutele vallutab Fortumo usinasti ka idaturgustid, nimelt alustasid nad teenuse pakkumist Venemaal, samuti sihitakse Valgevenet ja Ukrainat

Eesti mobiilimakseplatvorm Fortumo.com alustas laienemist endiste Idabloki riikide seas, tänasest avati teenus Venemaal. Ettevõtte sõnul alustatakse peale aastavahetust teenuste pakkumist ka Ukrainas ning Valgevenes.

"Venemaad peetakse õigustatult Baltikumi kui ka ülejäänud Euroopa internetiettevõtjate jaoks üheks atraktiivsemaiks ning võimalusterohkemaiks sihtturuks," ütles Fortumo venekeelsete turgude Turundusjuht Andrei Dementjev. "Fortumol on hea meel, et saame nüüd maksekanalina abiks olla kõigile Venemaale laienevatele ettevõtetele" lisas Dementjev.

Lisaks mobiilsele makselahendusele saab igaüks Fortumo abil luua SMS-teenuse ilma tehnilisi oskusi vajamata vaid 5 minutiga. Fortumo lihtsad teenused on suunatud kasutajatele, kes ei ole programmeerimisega kokku puutunud, samas edasijõudnud teenused võimaldavad programmeerida oma SMS-teenuse ja siduda selle mistahes internetikeskkonnaga.

"Fortumo peamisteks klientideks on internetipõhised suhtlus-, info-, meelelahutus-, ja ärikeskkonnad ning internetiportaalid, aga ka raadiojaamad, kohalikud ajalehed ning reklaamifirmad, kes on praeguseks hetkeks kahekümneüheksas riigis loonud pea 85 000 teenuse, " ütles Dementjev.

Fortumo laseb igaühel teha SMS-teenuse viie minutiga, ilma erioskusi vajamata 29-s riigis Euroopas kui Aasias.

Lisainfot küsige julgelt Martin Koppelilt, kes on Fortumo OÜ tegevjuht:
56 666 273
martin.koppel@fortumo.com

In addition to western markets Fortumo is also conquering the East. They launched their services in Russia and are targeting Ukraine and Belarus.

Fortumo.com the leading Mobile Payment Provider for SME-s in Eastern Europe and Asia announced today its expansion to Russia. According to the company, Fortumo is planning to cover all the major Ex Soviet Union countries soon. Ukraine and Belarus will be made available shortly after New Years Eve.

"Easter European and Ex Soviet Union countries are still difficult to access for most of the western internet companies ", - says CEO Fortumo Martin Koppel. "Fortumo sees itself as a gateway, which helps those companies monetize their user base in region without risks and costs", - adds Koppel.

Besides mobile payment, with Fortumo everyone can create SMS-services without any technical background or cost in 5 minutes. Basic services are targeting at users without any technical skills, while advanced services enable experienced service providers to benefit from the multi-country functionality, flexible user interface and competitive revenue sharing.

"Typical Fortumo users are online game portals, social media application developers and different internet entrepreneurs, while radio stations, local newspapers and ad agencies also benefit from the media convergence." says the CEO of Fortumo Martin Koppel. "At the moment people have created nearly 85 000 revenue generating SMS-services," adds Koppel.

Fortumo is providing its services in 29 countries from Nordics, Europe to Southeast Asia, and is available at http://fortumo.com without any startup or monthly fees.

For more information contact Martin Koppel:
martin.koppel@fortumo.com
+37256666273

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Thank You for a great LBS event in Tartu!

2. novembril toimus Tartus järjekordne Mobile Monday, mis purustas Tartu publikurekordi ning tutvustas laiemale publikule uusi ja huvitavaid asukohapõhiseid teenuseid pakkuvaid ettevõtteid ning lahendusi - pikemalt aga sellest inglise keeles all pool.


2nd of November saw a great Mobile Monday event in Tartu. We had again a full house and intriguing LBS (Location Based Services) companies and solutions presenting. The broader public heard the first time that EMT is staring to experiment and test AGPS enabled SIM cards and we also welcomed a great mobile LBS startup Positium into our community.



For a Tartu meeting we had the record number of people attending - nearly 80 and the event lasted late into the night. We can say that this was again one of the best MoMo events we have had.

One of the most interesting news even for Estonian experts on LBS was that EMT has started the work on AGPS enabled SIM card testing. They get the first 5 AGPS enabled SIM cards from Sagem during coming week and start testing the sim cards and researching the solutions for future mobile products based on AGPS enabled SIM cards.

We also saw a row of LBS engaged companies presenting their solutions. Positium, Nutiteq, Regio and Mobi are a part of the new Estonian mKlaster project attacking together the LBS market not only in Estonia but also abroad. It was the first time when momoers heard more in detail what Positium and Nutiteq are doing - and this was pretty impressive.

The coolest part of the event were the workshops, though. We had four groups discussing different parts of location based services world - from advertising to public services. At least two groups arrived in the same area of conclusions: namely the location based services have to consider somehow the preferences and interests of the user. So the offered services or advertising is not spam but useful information for the user.


The group lead by Nutiteq founder Jaak Laineste had a thourough discussion on the "Digital Location Footprint" which helps to offer advertising and recommendations for the user -- where DailyPerfect meets LBS. (the summary of the this group is added as the last slide of Jaak's presentation)

Presentations:

Marek Tiits, Institute of Baltic Studies



Rene Tõnisson, Baltic Innovation Agency



Then we had 10min demos from the mKlaster companies: Positium, Mobi, and Regio, Nutiteq:









After the break Argo Kivilo, the R&D Manager of EMT was speaking:


The workshop concluded the event. The summary of the group lead by Jaak Laineste is the last slide in the Nutiteq presentation above.

The group lead by Lauri Kinkar concluded:

One of the most important bottle-neck for LBS services are privacy issues. The fact that the service provider knows the location of the user is a privacy violation for many.

LBS services in the public sector for certain services, however, may offer more value than the one-time violation of privacy. Thus, the use of location-based services as public services, is particularly suitable for local chrisis communication.


We thank you all who participated and we also thank mKlaster for sponsoring the event.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Location Based Services: from Estonia to the World - Tartu Ülikooli Kohvik 18:00


Meil on hea meel teatada, et 2. novembril Tartu Ülikooli Kohvikus kell 18:00 toimub järgmine Mobile Monday üritus: "Location Based Services: from Estonia to the World".

Seekord keskendume me asukoha ja mobiilside tehnoloogiate lõikumispunktidele, täpsemalt asukohapõhistele teenustele. Me vaatleme, mis seisus on Eestis arendatavad LBS teenused ning millised on meie võimalused nendega läbi lüüa Euroopas või maailmas üldisemalt.

Samuti korraldame me ürituse lõpus avatud paneeli asemel workshop'i. Workshop'i oleme korra kevadel proovinud ning kõik kohalkäijad veendusid, et see oli märksa lahedam ning kaasakiskuvam kui meie tavapärased avatud vestlusringid. Seekordse workshopi grupijuhtideks on eriala eksperdid Tartu kohalikest LBS teenuseid arendavatest ettevõtetest (Nutiteq, Positium, Regio, ja Mobi).

Palun registreerige üritusele 1. novembri õhtuks aadressil: http://files.momoestonia.com/contact.html osavõtt on tasuta.

Ürituse töökeel on Inglise keel ning ajakava järgmine:

18:00 - 18:20 "Challenges of Estonian IT developments in World Context" - Marek Tiits, Institute of Baltic Studies
18:30 - 19:15 "Estonian mKlaster" short introduction by Rene Tõnisson, Baltic Innovation Agency + 10min demos from the mKlaster companies: Positium, Nutiteq, Mobi, and Regio.

19:15 - 19:30 Refreshment break

19:30 - 19:45 "EMT LBS yesterday, today, and tomorrow" - Argo Kivilo, R&D Manager, EMT
19:45 - 20:30 The Workshop on LBS. It will consist of following topics / groups:
  • "How to improve and export Estonian Public Sector m-solution" - Lauri Kinkar, Mobi
  • "How could we better benefit from Location Based Services in daily context" - Anne Jääger, Regio
  • "How to reach breakthrough for new LBS services" - Jaak Laineste, Nutiteq
  • "Location-based Advertisement, what is it and do we need it?" - Margus Tiru, Positium

The groups will have 5min to present their workshop results.

20:30 ~ Refreshments and informal networking as always :)

Üritust toetab Eesti mKlaster. mKlastri projekti peamiseks eesmärgiks on tõsta Eesti m-teenuste arendamisega seotud ettevõtete konkurentsivõimet välisturgudel. M-teenustena käsitletakse käesoleva projekti raames peamiselt teenuseid, kus teenuse üheks komponendiks on mobiilsete seadmete kasutaja asukoht ning asukohaga seonduvad teenused/valdkonnad. Projekti otsib vastuseid küsimusele, miks pole õnnestunud Eestis välja töötatud innovatiivseid lahendusi eksportida suuremas mahus välisturgudele.

Asukoht

Ülikooli Kohvik
Ülikooli 20,
51007, Tartu
(kaarti vaata all pool)



We are happy to announce our next Mobile Monday event on 2nd of November at 18:00 in Tartu Ülikooli Kohvik. The title of the event will be this time: "Location Based Services: from Estonia to the World".

As the title suggests, this time we'll focus on the intersection areas of locality and mobile technologies. We'll have a look where Estonia stands with Location Based Services (LBS) and what could be our chances to make it with LBS in Europe and the World in general.

This time we'll end the event like in spring with a workshop, like last time, it proved itself to be even more fun and engaging as our usual open panel discussions. The workshop groups will be guided by the professionals from the field of LBS from local Tartu companies (Nutiteq, Positium, Regio, and Mobi).

Please register for the event at until evening of November the 1st: http://files.momoestonia.com/contact.html entry is free.

Language of the event is English and schedule as follows:

18:00 - 18:20 "Challenges of Estonian IT developments in World Context" - Marek Tiits, Institute of Baltic Studies
18:30 - 19:15 "Estonian mKlaster" short introduction by Rene Tõnisson, Baltic Innovation Agency + 10min demos from the mKlaster companies: Positium, Nutiteq, Mobi, and Regio.

19:15 - 19:30 Refreshment break

19:30 - 19:45 "EMT LBS yesterday, today, and tomorrow" - Argo Kivilo, R&D Manager, EMT
19:45 - 20:30 The Workshop on LBS. It will consist of following topics / groups:
  • "How to improve and export Estonian Public Sector m-solution" - Lauri Kinkar, Mobi
  • "How could we better benefit from Location Based Services in daily context" - Anne Jääger, Regio
  • "How to reach breakthrough for new LBS services" - Jaak Laineste, Nutiteq
  • "Location-based Advertisement, what is it and do we need it?" - Margus Tiru, Positium

The groups will have 5min to present their workshop results.

20:30 ~ Refreshments and informal networking as always :)

The event is sponsored by Estonian mKlaster project whose aim is to increase the competitiveness and export potential of Estonia companies active in m-service development. M-services in the current project are defined as services which are based and connected to the location of the user of certain mobile devices. The project tries to find answers to the question: why hasn't it been possible to export on broader scale innovative solutions developed and implemented in Estonia.

Location

Ülikooli Kohvik
Ülikooli 20,
51007, Tartu

Kaart/Map


Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Next Mobile Monday - 2nd of November in Tartu

Meil on hea meel teatada, et paigas on järgmise Mobile Monday kuupäev. 2. novembril toimub Tartus Ülikooli Kohvikus kell 18:00 Mobile Monday: "Location Based Services: from Estonia to the World".

Seekord võtame vaatluse alla asukohapõhised teenused (LBS). Käsitleme hetkeseisu Eestis ja mujal, tutvustame kohalikke tegijaid ning suuname pilgud ka tulevikku.

Täpsem ürituse kava on koostamisel, nii et jälgige infot siin ja ajakirjanduses.

Üritust toetab Eesti m-Klaster.

Next Mobile Monday will take place in Tartu on 2nd of November at 18:00 in Ülikooli Kohvik, as usual. The topic will be: "Location Based Services: from Estonia to the World"

We are happy to let you know that the next Mobile Monday will be all about the Location Based Services (LBS) - current status of LBS in Estonia and elsewhere, future trends and how can Estonian companies go abroad with their services.

The final schedule of the event is not fixed yet - follow this page or media to know more soon.

The Event will be sponsored by the brand new Estonian m-Cluster project.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Thank You for a superb opening event in Tartu - summary, slides, and pics.


We thank You all who came to the opening of the season 2009 of Mobile Monday Estonia. We had a full house and very good time. We had four great presentations and long question rounds.


So the event was very successful although the main speaker from Skype, the event sponsor had the last-minute cancellation on their presentation.

This time we focused all our efforts on the field of mobile security. We had persentations and discussions about following main topics: mobile client software security, communications channels security, server side security, security of Mobile-ID, social security related to LBS etc.

The presentations:

Peeter Laud, the R&D director of Cybernetica presented the results of the formal analysis of Mobile-ID, and also the possible attacks on the security system. The answer of him on the question: "Would you use Mobile-ID to make transactions with the bank?" he answered: "No." But we all know that computer-security people are a little bit paranoid :)



Indrek Saar, Software Security Architect at Playtech spoke about the mobile server side security issues and the main differences in the problems people face when integrate mobile and traditional server systems.



Ivar Heinola, CEO and Partner at OÜ AVL Express explained the challenges in privacy and social security related with LBS. The main result there is that Estonian legislation in this matter is quite under-developed.



And finally, Sven Kirsimäe, the Co-Founder of Mobile Monday gave as an experienced mobile software developer a presentation how to hack Java on mobile phones and how to send SMS'es on some Samsung phones without the phone owner knowing about that.



The event was also covered at the biggest computer magazine in Estonia: Arvutimaailm. Read the on-line version of the text here.

We thank our event sponsor Skype and we thank you all for coming and we'll see you at the next Mobile Monday event!

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Estonian SMS self-service provider Fortumo.com is conquering Western Europe

Eesti SMS-teenuste isetegemise portaal Fortumo.com alustas aktiivset laienemist Lääne-Euroopas. Tänasest on SMS-teenuste tegemine võimalik 26-s riigis, sealhulgas üheksas olulisemas Lääne-Euroopa riigis.

"Seni oleme peamiselt keskendunud Ida-Euroopasse ning Aasiasse, kus alternatiivsed maksevahendid pole nii laialt levinud ning SMS-teenuste loomine on olnud mõnevõrra keerulisem," ütles Fortumo tegevjuht Martin Koppel. "Tänaseks oleme mõlemas regioonis hästi kanda kinnitanud ning on aeg pakkuda internetiettevõtetele võimalusi laienemiseks ja SMS-teenuste loomiseks Lääne- Euroopas," lisas Koppel.

Lisaks mobiilsele makselahendusele saab igaüks Fortumo abil luua SMS-teenuse ilma tehnilisi oskusi vajamata vaid 5 minutiga. Fortumo lihtsad teenused on suunatud kasutajatele, kes ei ole programmeerimisega kokku puutunud, samas edasijõudnud teenused võimaldavad programmeerida oma SMS-teenuse ja siduda selle mistahes internetikeskkonnaga.

"Fortumo peamisteks klientideks on internetipõhised suhtlus-, info-, meelelahutus-, ja ärikeskkonnad ning internetiportaalid, aga ka raadiojaamad, kohalikud ajalehed ning reklaamifirmad, kes on praeguseks hetkeks kahekümnekuues riigis loonud üle 70 000 teenuse," ütles Koppel.

Fortumo laseb igaühel teha SMS-teenuse viie minutiga ja ilma erioskusi vajamata 26-s riigis. Praegu on teenuseid võimalik luua lisaks Eestile, Lätis, Leedus, Soomes, Rootsis, Norras, Taanis, Rumeenias, Bulgaarias, Serbias, Poolas, Tšehhis, Horvaatias, Hiinas, Malaisias, Taiwanis, Austraalias, Suurbritannias, Saksamaal, Iirimaal, Hispaanias, Portugalis, Prantsusmaal, Šveitsis, Belgias ning Hollandis.

Fortumoga liitumine on tasuta. Teenusepakkuja teenib iga tema tehtud teenusele saadetud sõnumi pealt sõltuvalt riigist 40-60% tulu. Fortumoga saab liituda aadressil http://fortumo.com.

Fortumo.com the leading Mobile Payment Platform for SME-s in Eastern Europe and Asia announced today its expansion to Western Europe. Starting from today Fortumo is providing service in 26 countries including 9 major Western European countries.

"We have deliberately focused so far more on emerging markets in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia since we wanted to first cover the regions where it's used to be more difficult to do SMS-payment or other SMS-services," says the CEO of Fortumo Martin Koppel. "In addition to providing new and more destinations to our existing customers, we see that our flexible approach to mobile payment will help web businesses to grow in Western Europe as well," adds Koppel.

Besides mobile payment, with Fortumo everyone can create SMS-services without any technical background nor cost in 5 minutes. Basic services are targeting at users without any technical skills, while advanced services enable experienced service providers to benefit from multi-country service, flexible user interface and competitive revenue sharing.

"Typical Fortumo users are online game portals, social media application developers and different internet entrepreneurs, while radio stations, local newspapers and ad agencies also benefit from the media convergence." says the CEO of Fortumo Martin Koppel. "At the moment people have created nearly 70 000 revenue generating SMS-services," adds Koppel.

Fortumo is providing its services in 26 countries from Nordics, Europe to Southeast Asia, and is available at http://fortumo.com without any startup or monthly fees.

Monday, 7 September 2009

"Mobile Security: 0wned by MoMo" - We start our 3rd season on 7th of September in Tartu Ülikooli Kohvik at 18:00


Mobile Monday Estonia alustab oma kolmandat hooaga avaüritusega Tartus, 7. septembril, Ülikooli kohvikus, kell 18:00. Avaürituse teemaks on "Mobile Security: 0wned by MoMo".

Viimastel aastatel on küberturva teemad olnud kõrgendatud tähelepanu all. Seda ka põhjusega: me oleme üle elanud esimese kübersõja, enamus mida me teeme küberilmas on salvestatud mõnes andmebaasis ning vahel ka avalikult kättesaadav. Kuna Mobile Monday temaatiline fookus asub mobiilisektoril, siis käsitleme me privaatsuse ja turvalisuse teemat just mobiilitööstuse vaatenurgast.

Üritust toetab Skype ning alustame 7. septembril kell 18:00 Ülikoolikohviku rõdusaalis. Üritus on tasuta ning kõik huvilised on oodatud. Registreerimine on nõutud ning seda saab teha aadressil: http://files.momoestonia.com/contact.html

Ürituse töökeel on Inglise keel ning ajakava järgmine:

18:00-18:05 - Opening words, Priit Salumaa, MoMo Estonia.
18:05-18:30 - "Security aspects in mobile applications" - Kaur Virunurm, Security Architect, Skype.
18:30-18:50 - “Formal Analysis of the Mobile-ID protocol” - Peeter Laud, R&D director of Cybernetica / docent at University of Tartu.

18:50-19:00 - Snack and refreshment break.

19:00-19:20 - "Mobile Application Server-Side Security Peculiarities" - Indrek Saar, Software Security Architect, Kristjan Habicht, Architect, Playtech
19:20 - 19:40 - "Social security challenges in Mobile Services (based on LBS experience)" - Ivar Heinola, CEO/Partner at OÜ AVL Express.
19:40-20:00 - Demo: "Hacking JME platform by example: 0wned by MoMo" - Sven Kirsimäe, Mobile Monday Estonia.

20:00-21:30 - Refreshments and informal networking as always :)

Seekordset Mobile Monday kokkusaamist sponsoreerib Skype.

Asukoht

Ülikooli Kohvik
Ülikooli 20,
51007, Tartu
(kaarti vaata all pool)



Mobile Monday Estonia is launching into the third season. Our opening event will be held on 7th of September in Tartu Ülikoolikohvik at 18:00. This years' first topic is "Mobile Security: 0wned by MoMo".

Considering the past couple of years the topic of cyber security has been under the elevated attention. Most of what we do in cyberworld is already recorded in some databases somewhere. Or furthermore, sometimes freely available on-line in the Internet. Mobile communication is on the rise. Mobile device as the personal communication tool is in some cases the only way of communication. Can we trust this device? Can we be sure our communication is held private?

Mobile and wireless security will be the topics of our opening event on the 7th of September in Tartu. We start at 18:00 in Ülikoolikohvik. Everyone is invited, admission is free and registration for the event is required at: http://files.momoestonia.com/contact.html

Language of the event is English and schedule as follows:

18:00-18:05 - Opening words, Priit Salumaa, MoMo Estonia.
18:05-18:30 - "Security aspects in mobile applications" - Kaur Virunurm, Security Architect, Skype.
18:30-18:50 - “Formal Analysis of the Mobile-ID protocol” - Peeter Laud, R&D director of Cybernetica / docent at University of Tartu.

18:50-19:00 - Snack and refreshment break.

19:00-19:20 - "Mobile Application Server-Side Security Peculiarities" - Indrek Saar, Software Security Architect, Kristjan Habicht, Architect, Playtech
19:20 - 19:40 - "Social security challenges in Mobile Services (based on LBS experience)" - Ivar Heinola, CEO/Partner at OÜ AVL Express.
19:40-20:00 - Demo: "Hacking JME platform by example: 0wned by MoMo" - Sven Kirsimäe, Mobile Monday Estonia.

20:00-21:30 - Refreshments and informal networking as always :)

This Mobile Monday event is sponsored by Skype.

Location

Ülikooli Kohvik
Ülikooli 20,
51007, Tartu

Kaart/Map


Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Discarded mobile phones will be performing at the first mobile symphony in Estonia

Leigo Järvemuusika 2009 festivalil toimub Eesti esimene mobiilsümfoonia. Kunstnikud Eve Arpo ja Riin Rõõs koos Timo Tootsiga tekitavad Leigo maastikule mobiiltelefonidest heli- ja valgusmuusika "Leviala". Sümfoonia korraldatakse inimestelt kogutud vanade mobiiltelefonidega.

„Kutsume inimesi annetama kunsti hüvanguks oma vana lauasahtlis nukralt lebav mobiil!“ hüüavad korraldajad ühes suust. Hetkel on nende sõnul kogutud üle 130 telefoni. Telefone kogutakse EMT esindustes üle Eesti. Lisaks on oma abi osutunud ka mitmed ettevõtted kogumaks telefone oma töötajaskonna hulgast.

Kui sul on mõni üleliigne telefon kapi nurgas tolmu kogumas, siis too see kogumispunkti kunsti hüvanguks Leigole esinema. Mida rohkem, seda uhkem kontsert saab! Eelnevalt palutakse telefonid ümbrikusse panna ning kirjutada peale märgusõnaks "Leigo". Selliselt jõuab saadetis ilusti proovidesse ja esinema. Toodavad telefonid peaksid olema veel võimelised „pilti ette võtma”, koos akudega, võimalusel laadijaga ning ilma SIM-kaardita, et anda oma viimane esitlus. Puuduvad SIM-id paigutavad telefonidesse korraldajad ning kontserdil võid olla kindel, et sinu vana hea kaaslane on õhtuhämaruses osaline heli- ja valgusmänguga mobiilisümfoonias.

Pärast kontserti viiakse kasutud telefonid jäätmejaama. Nii ei koorma vanad telefonid loodust ja saavad ringiga uue elu.

Telefone saab viia EMT punktidesse üle Eesti.

Mobiilsümfoonia toimub: Leigo Järvemuusika 2009 festivalil.

Sümfoonia autorid: You must relax

Estonian first symphony using mobile phones will be held on Leigo Lake Music festival 2009. Artists Eve Arpo and Riin Rõõs with Timo Toots will be composing sound- and lightshow called „Leviala“ ("Coverage Area") using old mobile phones gathered from people all over the Estonia.

Currently more than 130 mobile phones are gathered to perform the mobile symphony. Phones are being voluntarily gathered from people all over Estonia.

Discarded, but functional devices can be brought to every EMT shop in Estonia. Make sure the phone is still alive. Include battery and charger (if you still have one). SIM cards are not required. They will be provided by the organizers and thus connected to the network for the last time to perform their last act.

Authors from a creative establishment You must relax ask, that if you have a phone which is not in use lying around you can make it to perform the last time at Leigo Lake Music Festival 2009. After the show, unused phones will be recycled and made sure they will not harm the environment.

More info on the Leigo Lake Music festival 2009 go to http://www.leigo.ee/en/lake-music/programme-2009

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Thank You for a Wonderful Summer Event in Tallinn


This spring's last event brought us to Tallinn and dispite the wonderful 27+ weather outside we had a great event. Thank You all for making it happen and special thanks to our event sponsor Skype.

This was the first time for us to battle a very complex topic: Mobile Voice over IP. We had all the key players present: Skype (VoIP service provider), EMT (operator), and Ericsson (network vendor). This resulted in hugely interesting discussions.

The main result, as the answer on our panel discussion topic: operators can love VoIP. More generally the event revealed more of the possible future scenarios for the mobile market than any topic before on MoMo Estonia events. It is interesting to see all the players play together and the coming changes on the market.

And here are the presentation slides:

First presenter was Nicholas Babaian, the Mobile Product Manager at Skype. In his shot speech he illuminated the main user experience drivers for the change how we use our phones and how a communication session will look like in the future.



The second to present was Aljona Maltseva, Solution Architect at Ericsson Estonia. Her presentation gave an overview of fixed and mobile telephony evolution and the ways how Ericsson tackles the VoIP field towards better standards.



Third to present was Tõnu Grünberg CTO at our biggest mobile operator EMT. According to the topic he told us the operator's view on VoIP, the difficulties on markets, and introduced the EMT's VoIP service package.

[slides still to come]

And the fourth presenter was Martin Sokk Retail E-Channels Development Department's Development Manager at Swedbank, who presented us the brand new mobile banking web of Swedbank.



As the traditional finish to our formal part we had the open panel discussion: "VoIP on Mobile - can Operators Learn to Love it?" which was definitely the most interesting part of the event. The discussion was friendly, interesting, but partly quite heated. We thank the audience for all the intriguing questions!

We thank you All for a great Mobile Monday and will be waiting you to our next event in Tartu in September.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Next Mobile Monday in Tallinn, June 1st, Mustpeade Maja - "VoIP on Mobile"


Taaskord toimub Mobile Monday Tallinnas. Seekord ootame teid 1. juunil kell 18:00 Mustpeade Maja Olavi saalis. Ürituse teemaks on "Mobile Voice over IP: we did it!" ning sellega keskendume interneti-kõnede teemale mobiilplatvormide vaatepunktist.

Skype ning muud VoIP teenuste pakkujad on olnud turul juba aastaid, VoIP mobiiltelefonidel on aga märgatavalt värskem ning praegusel hetkel ka põnevam teemavaldkond.

1. Juunil keskendume põhiliselt küsimustele, mida kujutavad endast mobiilse interneti telefonikõned, millised on VoIP ärimudeleid mobiilside vallas, kuidas VoIP võib muuta mobiiliturgu ning milline on tulevik nii mobiilioperaatorite kui VoIP teenustepakkujate silmis.

Samuti plaanime üllatust meie community'le, nimelt näitab Swedbank esimest korda Eesti avalikkusele oma uut mobiilset pangaveebi ning seda esimesena just Mobile Monday publikule.

Ürituse kava

18:00-18:05 - Introduction, Priit Salumaa, MoMo Estonia, Co-Founder.
18:05-18.25 - "VoIP as the catalyst on Mobile Market" - Nicholas Babaian, Mobile Product Manager, Skype.
18:25-18:40 - "Fixed and Mobile Telephony Evolution" - Aljona Maltseva, Solution Architect, Ericsson Estonia.

18:40-18:50 - Snack and refreshment break.

18:50-19.10 - "EMT Internet Calls" Tõnu Grünberg, CTO, EMT
19:10-19:25 - "Mobile Banking", Martin Sokk, Retail E-Channels Development Department, Development Manager, Swedbank.
19:25-19:45 - Open panel discussion: "VoIP on Mobile - can Operators Learn to Love it?". Nicholas Babaian, Skype; Tõnu Grünberg, EMT; Erki Kõiv, Ericsson Estonia; Panel Chair; Priit Salumaa, MoMo Estonia.

~ 19:45 - Informal networking as always :)

Mobile Monday töökeeleks on inglise keel. Ettekannete slaidid publitseeritakse peale üritust Mobile Monday Estonia veebis. Osalemine on tasuta. Oma osalemisest palub MoMo Estonia meeskond aga teatada 1. juuni hommikuks aadressil: http://www.momoestonia.com/contact.html

Seekordset Mobile Monday kokkusaamist sponsoreerib Skype.

Asukoht

Mustpeade Maja
Pikk tn. 26,
10133 Tallinn
(kaarti vaata all pool)

Ootame Teid 1. juunil Tallinnas!


We are happy to invite you to the next Mobile Monday Tallinn event on the 1st of June in Mustpeade Maja. The theme of the event is "Mobile Voice over IP: we did it!" and we deal mainly with internet telephony from the standpoint of mobile phones.

Skype and other VoIP service providers have been on the market for years, but VoIP on mobile handsets is a more novel and exciting topic. On the 1st of June we will discuss the following questions: what are voice calls over the mobile internet, what possible business models exist in this field, how might VoIP change the mobile market, and what is the future of VoIP on mobile from the eyes of mobile operators and VoIP service providers?

We also plan a small surprise for our community, with Swedbank presenting their brand new mobile banking solution to the Mobile Monday audience.

Event Schedule

18:00-18:05 - Introduction, Priit Salumaa, MoMo Estonia, Co-Founder.
18:05-18.25 - "VoIP as the catalyst on Mobile Market" - Nicholas Babaian, Mobile Product Manager, Skype.
18:25-18:40 - "Fixed and Mobile Telephony Evolution" - Aljona Maltseva, Solution Architect, Ericsson Estonia.

18:40-18:50 - Snack and refreshment break.

18:50-19.10 - "EMT Internet Calls" Tõnu Grünberg, CTO, EMT
19:10-19:25 - "Mobile Banking", Martin Sokk, Retail E-Channels Development Department, Development Manager, Swedbank.
19:25-19:45 - Open panel discussion: "VoIP on Mobile - can Operators Learn to Love it?". Nicholas Babaian, Skype; Tõnu Grünberg, EMT; Erki Kõiv, Ericsson Estonia; Panel Chair; Priit Salumaa, MoMo Estonia.

~ 19:45 - Informal networking as always :)

The working language of Mobile Monday is English. The presentation slides will be published on the website of Mobile Monday Estonia: after the event. There is no participation fee, but we kindly ask you to let us know that you are coming and register yourself at: http://www.momoestonia.com/contact.html. Registration is open until the morning of the event, on June 1st.

This Mobile Monday event is sponsored by Skype.

Location

Mustpeade Maja
Pikk street. 26,
10133 Tallinn


Kaart/Map



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Thursday, 9 April 2009

Estonian Wins the Grand Prize of the 2009 Navteq Global LBS Challenge

Again, good news on Estonian mobile scene. Tigerprises writes that Estonian programmer Raoul Järvis (company T+1 Solutions) has taken home the Grand Prize, over $557 500, including cash and free maps from the 2009 Navteq Global LBS challenge!

More on Yahoo News: "The winning application, Taxi4me, is a mobile taxi ordering service that helps consumers anywhere in the world connect with trusted taxi companies. The desired time and destination is sent from a user's mobile phone to a taxi brokering server. Local taxi companies then submit competitive bids and proposed routes back to the consumer."

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Mobile Monday launches in Latvia

April the 6th will see the launch of Mobile Monday Latvia, with the first event to be held in Riga, the Morberga Hall of the Hotel Riga at 18:00. The event's topic is "Latvian Mobile Service Market and Near Future Trends" – the venue is free and open to everybody interested.

We are happy to announce that also with the support of Mobile Monday Estonia the Mobile Monday community reaches Latvia. This first event is an introduction which will hopefully turn into a series of mobile-themed events that will be held regularly. The speakers at the opening event will cover general trends and developments in the mobile value-added service market. Among other speakers the opening Mobile Monday event in Latvia will be also attended by Jari Tammisto, the CEO of Mobile Monday OY.

The event will begin with presentations which will be followed by a networking part for the guests of the event. All Mobile Monday events are held in English as they are often attended by foreign guests.

Organizers of Mobile Monday Latvia

The first event of Mobile Monday Latvia is organized and sponsored by Mobi Solutions SIA – a company providing and developing mobile services in Latvia. Additionally to the Latvian branch Mobi also operates in Estonia (Tartu) and Lithuania (Vilnius) being one of the biggest and most experienced mobile service providers in the Baltics. The current initiative of organizing a Mobile Monday event was undertaken hoping that such events would facilitate communication between Latvian mobile service providers, mobile operators, IT students and anyone interested in mobile technology or innovation.

For More info please write, or call:
Eva Bruna
Mobi Solutions
eva@mobisolutions.lv
momo@mobisolutions.lv
(+371) 20253969

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Thank You for a Great Tartu Event! The Summary


This years opening event in Tartu was a huge success. The presentations were very interesting, atmosphere was very open and constructive. We really enjoyed the event and thank all who came, who presented their ideas and of course our event sponsor Tele2.

This time we concentrated on the small scale business ideas and opportunities. We also had a change in our traditional event schedule. We replaced the Open Panel Discussion with a Workshop. Even to our amazement the workshop worked extremely well, generating even more fuzz, ideas exchange and networking effect than usual Mobile Monday Estonia meetings. We thank you for that.

But first the presentation slides:

First to present was Andres Jõesaar, the Head of Corporate Sales and Content Services of Tele2 Eesti AS. The focus of his talk "Opportunities with Tele2: how to cash innovative ideas?" was on market situation of mobile content business and what kind of opportunities there are for small service providers. Andres gave a short overview on the structure of Mobile Market. What is the role of an operator and mobile service provider.


Here is also link to the Tele2 Content Billing Client Protocol V4.31 specification for the people who would like to check out how to interface with an operator on technical level.


The second presenter was Veljo Otsason, one of the 5 Mobi Founders. He told us how Mobi started and got here in a presentation "Mobi - from student startup to leading mobile service company". The story of 5 random students meeting up at a university seminar, creating a small project group and succeeding with it, was just fascinating. Veljo also revealed what has been the growth of the company, what was and currently is their position on mobile services market.




The third presentation "Student business, mistakes we made" was given by Aigar Vaigu from AIESEC Tartu and a founder of Teadusmosaiik OÜ. He focused on the typical errors a startup (specially a student / rookie startup) makes, based on his own personal experience with startups. The main messages were these:

First, that a company and a business are two different but essentially interlinked things - in a startup one without another will fail. Second, don't try to figure out everything yourself - ask for advice. Third, you need to sell your product, without that, there is no product and for selling you have to know your customer and you have to have people doing the selling. Fourth - if you have an idea, give it a go, if you just sit on it, nothing will happen. Fifth - be persistent (also Veljos talk stressed that) and stay focused. And sixth - startuping is very very hard, but completely worth it.



Then we had a workshop, "Small-scale Mobile business: Ideas and Solutions". Instead of a typical open panel discussion we picked three topics, selected the experts for the topics, and people divided themselves up between the groups. After 20 to 30 minutes of discussions each group presented the ideas they came up with.

The guidelines and group 'leaders' were given in advance:

The results were great! The workshop generated much more networking and ideas exchange than we had expected. Also the people in the workshops were very happy.

The results of the "business building group" were presented by Asko Seeba, the CEO of DailyPerfect a fresh startup from Estonia. He made a quick presentation of a small mobile service idea describing the team needed to implement and market the idea and stressed out that the most important thing is the selling of the idea. He actually wrote a great summary about the work and it can be read on his blog.

The results of the "univesity symbiosis with commerce" group were presented by Ulrich Norbisrath. He is a post-doctoral researcher at the Computer-Science Department of Tartu University responsible for the PlayStation3 GRID and friend-to-friend computing research. The main points of this group were that universities should support PhD and MSc students to monetize their research ideas. There should be some kind of university related venture capital fund like the Fraunhofer in Germany. Also he writes a small summary about the results. He also encourages the Tartu start-up founders to start meeting up :) That we call a Mobile Monday networking effect.

The results of the "feasible / unfeasible mobile service ideas" group were presented by Vahur Mäe he is the Member of Board of AIESEC Tartu. This group discussed the main problems related to the mobile services market: like the size of Estonian market. The solution for that was to concentrate and find the niche ideas and services which would be more expensive. An example for that was the mobile voice aid services for vision-impaired people.

For me personally I found the most exiting two ideas of public services. First composing hundreds of volunteers like neighbor watch in Tartu, and the city government or police or medical services could use this SMS list to spread the word of hazards, missing people, stolen cars and crime in generally. This kind of list does exist already among the taxi drivers, but the idea could have much grander scale. The second idea was to have proximity based transportation information service. Where phone could sense instantly where are the nearest bus stations and guide you there, also providing you with the information for leaving buss and a ticket.

We thank you All for a superb Mobile Monday and will be waiting you to our next events!

Monday, 16 March 2009

The Next Mobile Monday - 23rd of March, Tartu


Järgmine Mobile Monday toimub juba 23. märtsil kell 18:00 Tartu Ülikooli Kohvikus! Ühtlasi alustab Mobile Monday Estonia sellega oma teist tegutsemisaastat Eestimaa innovatsiooni-hällis Tartus!

Eelmisele aastale tagasi vaadates võib öelda, et meie korraldatud viis üritust olid kõik edukad. Me täname südamest kõiki kohaletulnuid ja meie sponsoreid ning loodame et teie nautisite neid üritusi sama palju kui meile meeldis neid teha.

Selle aasta esimesel üritusel “How Does a Student Project Grow Into a Successful Mobile Service Provider” Tartus heidame pilgu mobiiliäri telgitagustesse. Täpsemalt käsitleme me teemat, kuidas mobiilvaldkonnas äri tehakse, millist rolli mängivad mobiiliturul erinevad osapooled (näiteks operaatorid ja teenusepakkujad) ning kas ka ühemehefirmadel on mobiiliäris võimalus kaasa lüüa.

Räägime sellest, mil viisil toimib operaatorite koostöö väiksemate tegijatega ning kuidas on käe valgeks saanud juba edukad tegijad meie enda turul. Samuti uurime workshopis, kas Tartu vaim on jätkuvalt häid mõtteid pulbitsevalt täis.

Üritus toimub Tele2 Eesti AS abiga ning koostöös Aieseci ning Tartu Ülikooli Kohvikuga.

Ürituse kava

18:00-18:05 - Introduction, Priit Salumaa, MoMo Estonia, Co-Founder
18:05-18.25 - "Opportunities with Tele2: how to cash innovative ideas?" - Andres Jõesaar, Tele2 Eesti AS, Head of Corporate Sales and Content Services.
18.25-18.40 - "Mobi - from student startup to leading mobile service company" - Veljo Otsason, Mobi, Founder.

18.40-19.00 - Snack and refreshment break

19.00-19.15 - "Student business, mistakes we made." - Aigar Vaigu - AIESEC Tartu, Founder of Teadusmosaiik OÜ
19.20-20.00 - Workshop: "Small-scale Mobile business: Ideas and Solutions"

~ 20:10 - Informal networking as always :)

Mobile Monday töökeeleks on inglise keel. Ettekannete slaidid publitseeritakse peale üritust Mobile Monday Estonia veebis. Osalemine on tasuta. Oma osalemisest palume aga teatada 20. Märtsiks aadressil: http://www.momoestonia.com/contact.html

Seekordset Mobile Monday kokkusaamist sponsoreerib: Tele2 Eesti AS.

Asukoht

Ülikooli Kohvik
Ülikooli 20,
Tartu, 51007
(kaarti vaata all pool)

Ootame Teid 23. Tartusse!


Mobile Monday Estonia inaugurates its second year with an event in Tartu, the cradle of Estonian innovation! Looking back on the five events held over the previous year Mobile Mondays’ success in bringing the community together is evident. We thank all the MoMoers attending and our sponsors for making all this possible. We hope you enjoyed the events as much as we enjoyed organizing them.

This year's first event “How Does a Student Project Grow into a Successful Mobile Service Provider” will cover the backstage of mobile business - who are the key players on the market and how their business is conducted. Do one man companies have a chance on the mobile market?

We'll discuss how operators co-operate with smaller players and showcase companies which have grown literally from student projects to successful service providers. In the workshop we also address the "Spirit of Tartu" and if it is still full of great ideas.

The event will take place in co-operation with Tele2 Estonia, Aiesec and Tartu Ülikooli Kohvik on 23rd of March at 18:00 in Tartu Ülikooli Kohvik (Ülikooli 20, Tartu). The event schedule is as follows:

Event Schedule

18:00-18:05 - Introduction, Priit Salumaa, MoMo Estonia, Co-Founder
18:05-18.25 - "Opportunities with Tele2: how to cash innovative ideas?" - Andres Jõesaar, Tele2 Eesti AS, Head of Corporate Sales and Content Services.
18.25-18.40 - "Mobi - From student start-up to leading mobile service company” - Veljo Otsason, Mobi, Founder.

18.40-19.00 - Snacks and refreshments break

19.00-19.15 - "Student business, mistakes we made" - Aigar Vaigu - AIESEC Tartu, Founder of Teadusmosaiik OÜ
19.20-20.00 - Workshop: "Small-scale Mobile business: Ideas and Solutions"

~ 20:10 - Informal networking as always :)

We publish the presentation slides after the event on our web-page. There is no participation fee, as always, and we kindly ask you to register yourself until 20th of March on the address: http://www.momoestonia.com/contact.html

The sponsor of this event is Tele2 Estonia.

Location

Ülikooli Kohvik
Ülikooli 20,
Tartu, 51007

Kaart/Map


Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Mobile Monday Estonia partners up with The Year of Innovation 2009


Mobile Monday Estonial on hea meel teatada, et me oleme Innovatsiooniaasta 2009 aktiivsed partnerid ning meie üritused lähevad Innovatsiooniaasta kalendrisse, samuti oleme me olemas www.in.ee keskkonnas.

Innovatsiooniaasta korraldajad kutsuvad uuenduslikke inimesi ja organisatsioone uuendajate kohtumispaika www.in.ee. Esimese kahe nädalaga registreeris in.ee lehel end uuenduslikuna 130 organisatsiooni ja ligi 250 inimest.

"Kutsume kõiki uuendusmeelseid inimesi ja organisatsioone olema teistele eeskujuks ja inspiratsiooniks. Nii lühikese aja jooksul liitunute arv näitab, et Eestis on innovatsioonipotentsiaali, on inimesi ja organisatsioone, kes tunnevad, et saavad uuendustele kaasa aidata," ütles Innovatsiooniaasta juht Urmas Kõiv.

Portaalis saavad nii inimesed kui ka organisatsioonid registreeruda ning tutvustada, mille poolest nad innovatiivsed on. Kodulehekülg pakub külastajatele võimalust öelda välja omapoolne idee, mis lahendaks mõnda probleemi või oleks lihtsalt edasiviivaks jõuks kas inimese, organisatsiooni või ühiskonna tasandil. Kellel ideed pole, võivad esitada omapoolse probleemi, millele soovitakse head nõu.

Innovatsiooniteemadel arutlemiseks on loodud avatud blogikeskkond, lisaks saab tutvuda juba avaldatud uudistega ja õppida videoloengutel. Portaal koondab infot ka innovatsiooniteemaliste ürituste kohta ning tutvustab uuendusmeelseid inimesi.

„Uudiste kajastamisel soovib portaal hoida tasakaalu tehnoloogiliste ja mitte-tehnoloogilise sisuga uudiste vahel," ütles in.ee toimetaja Aivar Hannolainen.

Registreerumata kasutajad saavad portaali täismahus lugeda, neil puudub vaid kommenteerimise, teemade algatamise ja muud veebisisu loomise võimalus.

Innovatsiooniaasta projekti initsiaatoriks on Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeerium ning selle aluseks EASi poolt elluviidav Innovatsiooniteadlikkuse programm. Innovatsiooniaasta patroon on Eesti Vabariigi President Toomas Hendrik Ilves.


Mobile Monday Estonia is glad to announce that we are the active partners of the year of innovation 2009. Our events will be in the year of innovation events calendar and our organisation is presented in teh www.in.ee environment.

In his speech on the eve of 2009, the President of the Republic of Estonia declared 2009 the year of innovation. President Toomas Hendrik Ilves is also the patron of the year of innovation.

“Difficult times open us new opportunities. Estonia is too small a country to move on by force. We can improve our life only by wit. I’m truly glad that the year of innovation was initiated now,” said Mr Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia, when inaugurating the year of innovation.

The year of innovation is the nation-wide year-long cooperation project that is focussed on developing the spirit of innovation throughout the society. We wish to stress the importance of innovation, to motivate entrepreneurs to do smart business, adapt to new economic conditions, and seek competitive edge by product and service development.

In order to have smart entrepreneurs, specialists, artists, scientist and teachers in the future, we have to encourage that striving for education and knowledge among young people is a trendy life-style. Today, innovation is often considered something technical, inventing something new. We wish to show that one can be innovative in every field of life, everyone can make innovations, and use them in their everyday life.

The aim of the year of innovation project is that, within a year’s time, the people in Estonia would consider innovation as an integral part of their life, not something technocratic or distant. The year of innovation brings out the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Estonian people, and spotlights those who consider innovativeness as natural part of their life.

The year of innovation integrates many already existing innovation related initiatives and actions, and creates a common background to leverage their message and blend them into an Estonia-wide partnership. Many useful innovations together entail economic growth.

The organising team has the pleasure of inviting you to participate in creating and implementing innovations, to notice and support innovative initiatives and differentiating actions.

Join the year of innovation in www.in.ee – a meeting place for innovative people – to share your ideas and find implementers, and get inspiration for useful innovations!

The year of innovation project was initiated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, and it is based on the innovation awareness programme of Enterprise Estonia.

Estonian Peer Awards Nominee Fortumo reaches the Finals!


Tartus arendatav SMS-teenuste loomise platvorm Fortumo.com valiti rahvusvahelise žürii poolt mõjuka mobiilialase konkursi Mobile Monday Peer Awards finalistide hulka.

Üks maailma olulisemaid mobiilialaseid konkursse valib veebruari keskel Barcelonas 2009. aasta huvitavaimat uut mobiilialast projekti. Kahekümne finalisti seas on ka Tartus arendatav SMS-teenuste isetegemise portaal Fortumo.com

"Mul on tõeliselt hea meel et meie nominent juba praegu nii kaugele jõudnud on. See on tõsine saavutus, et saja kuuekümne kolme startupi hulgast üle maailma jõutakse kahekümne finalisti hulka," rõõmustab Priit Salumaa, Mobile Monday Estonia üks asutajatest. "Seda olulisem on saavutus, arvestades praegust majanduslikku olukorda, kus innovatsioon ja uued ideed on sisuliselt ainuke võimalus olukorra parandamiseks. Samuti näitab finaalikoht, et Eesti mobiiliarendus on jätkuvalt maailma esirinnas. Ma loodan, et Fortumo edu finaalis jätkub."

Mobile Peer Awards on Mobile Monday ülemaailmse community poolt organiseeritud iga-aastane mobiili-startupide konkurss jaoks, mille käigus valitakse kõige perspektiivikamad uued startupid. See on suurepärane tunnustus uutele ideedele globaalsel tasandil. Finaal toimub 16. veeburaril Barcelonas, Mobile World Congressi ajal, mil kõik finalistid esitlevad oma projekte rahvusvalhelise žürii ja umbes tuhandepealise publiku ees. Täpsemalt saab lugeda: http://www.mobilepeerawards.com/

Fortumost

Fortumo laseb igaühel teha mobiiliteenuse viie minutiga ja ilma erioskusi vajamata. Praegu on teenuseid võimalik luua lisaks Eestile Rumeenias, Bulgaarias, Serbias, Hiinas, Soomes, Rootsis, Norras, Taanis, Lätis ja Leedus.

"Uut ärimudelit ja mõttelaadi paljudes riikides esimesena tutvustades oleme saanud oma kasutajatelt vägagi positiivset tagasisidet. Konkursil äramärkimine annab kinnitust, et liigume õiges suunas," ütles Fortumo juhatuse liige Rain Rannu.

Fortumo peamisteks klientideks on internetipõhised suhtlus-, info-, meelalahutus-, ja ärikeskkonnad ning internetiportaalid, aga ka raadiojaamad, kohalikud ajalehed ning reklaamifirmad, kes on praeguseks hetkeks üheteistkümnes riigis loonud peaaegu 43 000 teenust.

Fortumo kohta saab lugeda ja sellega liituda liituda aadressil http://fortumo.com.


The Estonian Mobile Peer Awards Nominee Tartu based SMS-service platform Fortumo.com was elected by international jury to present their company together with 19 other finalists in the Peer Awards Finals on 16th of February in Barcelona.

Read about the Peer Awards and other finalists here: http://www.mobilepeerawards.com/. And about Fortumo: http://fortumo.com.

Friday, 23 January 2009

MoMo Peer Awards in Barcelona

Fortumo Goes to MWC

After an extremely difficult discussion among the judges about our two strong candidates for the MoMo Peer Awards in Barcelona, in the end Fortumo was selected to represent Estonia among the 42 global nominees. Congratulations to Fortumo, and commiserations to Nutiteq who were just one point behind when the votes were added up - we'd have been happy for either to go.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Two Estonian Startups have Registered to MobileMonday Mobile Peer Awards


Eestist registreerusid MobileMonday Mobile Peer Awards'ile kandideeruma kaks meie kohalikku startup'i: Nutiteq ja Fortumo.

Peer Awardsi'le asus kandideerima üle maailma 165 startup'i. Nende hulgas ka Nutiteq ja Fortumo.

Vastavalt konkursi reeglite järgi otsustatakse Eesti vooru edasimineja järgmise kolme päeva jooksul. See tähendab, et üks Eesti mobiili-startupidest jõuab ca 50 hulka, kelle hulgast valitakse 20 finalisti Mobile Monday Comitee poolt.

Finalistid ja võitjad kuulutatakse välja Barcelonas 16. veeburaril 2009.

Esitatud Materjalid, registreerimise aja järgi / Presented materials ordered by submission date.

Nutiteq

Introduction video on Youtube



The slides on Slideshare
Nutiteq introduction
View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: lbs mapping)


Fortumo

Introduction video on Youtube



Slides on Slideshare

Edasiste arengute osas jälgi meie blogi.


There are two candidates from Estonia registered for MobileMonday Mobile Peer Awards: Nutiteq and Fortumo.

There are 165 startups all over the world competing for Mobile Peer Awardsi. Among them two Estonian startups Nutiteq and Fortumo.

According to the rules of the Mobile Peer Awards, the Estonian nominee will be selected during the next three days to represent Estonia. This means that one of the Estonian mobile startups will compete with 50 other startups all over the world to compete for the position of the 20 finalists chosen by Mobile Monday Comitee.

The finalists and winners will be announced on February 16th, 2009 in Barcelona.

The materials presented by startups are above in the Estonian part of this news. For further developments follow this blog.

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