Next deadline to apply for Prototron is March 15

Prototron is giving away up to 35 000€ for prototyping ideas, gadgets and inventions that would make our daily lives better. Prototron provides financing and consulting for implementation ofideas, inventions, devices and solutions that make our everyday life easier, more convenient and comfortable. Everyone is welcome to participate – private persons and companies, young and old, experienced and beginners, those working and those just studying, from cities and from countryside!


The aim of Prototron isto encourage smart and enterprising people through a cash injection for carrying out their ideas, turning them into tangible prototypes and into a major business.


It is an all-Estonian competition of ideas, the participants of which are mentored by experts from various fields, in order to prepare the idea and the team for the final pitch before Prototron Expert Committee.


The best ideas will receive start-up funds of up to € 35,000, legal support, corporate marketing channels and 6 months of incubation in Tehnopol Startup Incubator to prepare the startups for market entry and investment readiness.

Timescale for Prototron 2018 Spring round


Application are welcome.
Submit your idea

15 MAR
TOP 40
TOP 20
TOP 10
25 MAY
6 months of Science park Tehnopol Incubator

Ideas submitted by March 15th are evaluated by assessors of Prototron, that is to provide feedback to participants and select 40 best teams that will be offered educational seminar. Next step will be to narrow competition to TOP20, that participates on Mentors’ Day to get personalized mentoring for preparation of their ideas to the final presentation. During the Mentors’ Day TOP10 selected by mentors will get an opportunity to pitch their ideas to Prototron Expert Committee, and the best of those will receive prototyping financing, 6 months of Science park Tehnopol incubator services and Hedman Lift legal aid.
Prototron 2018 Spring round winners will be announced @Latitude59 in Tallinn on the 25th of May.

Next round deadline is on the 15th of March 2018

Expert Committee


Heidi Kakko In


Henrik Roonemaa In
Geenius veeb


Liisi Himma In


Madis Raukas In


Yrjö Ojasaar In
Solon Partners


Jaak Raie In


Jaanus Tamm In


Andrus Oks In
Tera Ventures


Priit Rohumaa In

Prototron Alumni

Name of the team: Lingvist
Grant from Prototron: 9,900 eur
Year of investment: 2013

Lingvist is the first language-learning tool to harness the potential of technology and computational science to decrease learning time significantly and help you learn effectively.

Name of the team: GlobalReader
Grant from Prototron: 5,600 eur
Year of investment: 2015

GlobalReader provides real-time monitoring of manufacturing machines helping to boost productivity of critical equipment and reduces downtime.

Name of the team: coModule
Grant from Prototron: 10,534 eur
Year of investment: 2012

coModule allows manufacturers to implement hardware and software IoT solutions for quicker product development, better client engagement and improved riding experience. It's hardware collects information of vehicles subsystems, whereas smartphone application and cloud analytics system support tracking and retrieving data of the vehicle

Name of the team: Shipitwise
Grant from Prototron: 7,000 eur
Year of investment: 2016

Shipitwise is automating the logistics domain and makes it possible for anyone to organise shipping of anything to anywhere. Making various logistics service providers virtually co-operate in side our platform, Shipitwise builds logistics chains from scratch with various first and last mile couriers, packaging facilities, transit companies, customs brokers and insurance companies.

Name of the team: Shaka
Grant from Prototron: 11,640 eur
Year of investment: 2012

A portable battery-less device that connects via 3.5 audio mini-jack to smartphone providing information about the weather.

Name of the team: Qminder
Grant from Prototron: 3,100 eur
Year of investment: 2012

Qminder is a queue management system that improves that provides real-time data insights allowing more efficient queue planning.