Estonia has been building up its digital and biotech sectors, according to Trade Secrets, a blog hosted by Nature Biotechnology's Bioentrepreneur.

As the country had few legacy technologies two decades or so ago and little infrastructure, Indrek Vainu at Trade Secrets notes that Estonia was able to jump right into developing new digital systems rather than having to implement ones that fit with analog systems already in place.

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