EIT Climate-KIC is a Knowledge and Innovation Community, working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy. EIT Climate-KIC`s main partner in Estonia is Cleantech ForEst, but they also work with local universities, national authorities and technology parks.
Biomed Business Incubator offers expertise in start-ups, networking, and the necessary resources (facilities, equipment, etc.). Advisory services are focused on innovative and technology-based enterprises in the field of biotechnology, medicine, and veterinary medicine. BioMed Incubator is also open to companies outside of Tartu – business does not have to be located in Tartu Biotechnology Park (also called virtual incubation).
Tartu Science Park supports the creation, development and operation of research and technology-intensive enterprises, providing infrastructure and business development services in Southern Estonia. Incubation program for game studios and teams of game developers located in Estonia.
Tartu Centre for Creative Industries operates as the coordinator of creative industries in Tartu and South Estonia by providing creative industries related information and training, legal and economic consulting for creative entrepreneurs, as well as business incubation services.
Tehnopol Startup Incubator invests up to 10,000€ worth of expertise to startup companies in one year to find the first seed investment or reach export markets. It’s one of the biggest and oldest incubators in Estonia, focusing on five verticals: ICT, health tech, green tech, space tech and govtech.Startmeup is an incubator for early-stage university-based start-ups in natural sciences, biotechnology, chemistry, robotics and material science.
6 months elevation program for tech-based creative start-ups, where special focus is on media-tech, ad-tech, e-commerce and entertainment software.
ESA BIC offers access to ESA expertise, knowledge and data, laboratory and testing facilities of the participating universities and hands-on business development support. Plus 50 000 euros to develop and test their product or service.
BIC Estonia Consortium consists of eight partners: Tartu Science Park, Tallinn
Science Park Tehnopol, City of Tartu, City of Tallinn, University of Tartu,
Tallinn University of Technology, Tartu Observatory, and Kredex.
A multimedia creative hub with a 12-month incubation program that offers a range of services designed to make business more attractive in Estonia and in Narva, for both the media and creative industries of foreign companies and for the people of Estonia.
Early-stage investments from entrepreneurs to entrepreneurs. They also provide expertise in customer and business development, team-building & hiring, sales & marketing, and product development.
Early-stage investments from entrepreneurs to entrepreneurs. 50-100k EUR investment and 4 weeks of intensive customer development in a major market. 1-year coaching by a Superangel partner.
Ajujaht (Brainhunt) is Estonia’s largest startup competition for business ideas,
offering top-notch mentoring, training, and non-equity funding. The annual prize fund for participating teams is 75 000
euros and more.
Hands-on extra-curricular business development program STARTER provides knowledge and skills for student start-up projects and helps teams to shape their ideas into tested business models. STARTERtallinn, STARTERtartu and regional programs are a three-month preincubation programs - from idea to business model - and consist of a kick-off event, a number of training sessions and workshops, a networking/mentoring event, mentoring sessions and a demo day. Starter program is designed by 8 universities, free of charge and runs twice a year at different locations in Estonia.
TalTech Mektory Startup Hub is providing several services to students and start-up teams who can participate in the STARTERtech preincubation program, start-up competitions, hackathons and use different labs in order to build their first prototypes.
is a development program that offers support for smart, effective, and
innovative ideas that resolve acute problems in Estonian society. It is not
necessary to be a legal person in order to apply for the incubator, but you
must have a team that is willing to undergo a six-month intense incubation
period to develop the idea into an operational solution. Everyone who has
completed the entire incubation period can apply for a start-up grant of 25,000
euros issued by the National Foundation of Civil Society to up to three