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Estonia to receive innovation award

7. January 2019 - 6:03

Estonia’s success in supporting innovation is being recognized tomorrow on 8th January at the CES event of the USA’s Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Award in accepted by the minister Mailis Reps who is visiting the USA. In addition to CES, the minister will give public lecture and meets leaders of education.

Today on the 7th January, minister will meet the dean, professors and students of the Rossier School of Education of the University of Southern California, as well the leaders of the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Getty Foundation. The meetings will focus on the challenges of the teaching profession and the enhancement of learning by extracurricular activities such as educational programs.

Tomorrow on the 8th January, minister Mailis Reps attends the CES event in Las Vegas where she will accept the CTA’s award to Estonia for innovation. The yearly CTA’s International Innovation Scorecard grades countries across 25 indicators in the areas of national policy. Estonia is included in the grading for the first time and achieved CTA’s highest recognition. The ceremony will take place approximately 6.30PM EET (8.30AM PST).

On Wednesday, minister Reps will attend the CES and participates at the ministerial lunch.

On Thursday, Mailis Reps will give public lecture at the University of Stanford on the future of education and skills. The lecture will be live streamed here at 10PM EET (12PM PST). Minister will also meet the professors and students.

Highlights of the visit can be followed on the Ministry’s Twitter account.

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