Up to 35 000€ equity free funding and mentoring to create a functional prototype and start your successful business!


Support for ideas with potential

Prototron was created to help turn smart and innovative ideas into tangible prototypes to grow into major businesses. Check those who’ve already done this!

A versatile prize

Equally important to the 35 000€ funding is the know-how, trainings, advice and useful contacts made during the Prototron competition program.

Anyone can participate

Applicants may be individuals as well as businesses with projects from all fields, especially: greentech, digitalization of industry, new materials, health-tech and fintech.



Prototron 2018 Autumn round timeline


Think through your idea, read our tips and
Submit your idea until the midnight

15 OCT

TOP 40

Get READY! and participate in a training covering financing, intellectual property, prototyping and sales, and get pointers for drawing up a 2-pager (a two page summary of a business plan to potential investors) at StartupIncluder.

20 NOV
TOP 20

WOW – get STEADY! The selected TOP20 teams will get a full-day of one-to-one mentoring sessions. Participation in The PITCH show.

TOP 10

And – GO! Pitch-training, your first crowdfunding pilot-campaign at Fundwise; expo and pithing at the biggest robotic event Robotex – are just a preparation for Your final presentation to the Prototron’s Expert Committee, which will decide the winners. The TOP10 teams get a chance to pitch their ideas before investors at StartupDay in Tartu.


Winner takes it all: up to 35 000€ equity free funding for prototyping, incubation at Startup incubator, R&D mentoring from TalTECH and legal aid form Hedman. The winners will be announced on December, 6 at TalTECH Mektory startup final event.

Prototron 2018 Autumn fund is powered by Swedbank Estonia, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn Science park Tehnopol and Tallinn city – 62 500€ in total! Extra funding up to 10 00€ can be provided by Elering for energy BigData projects and Utilitas for projects in environmental technology.


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


Renno Veinthal 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.