Up to 35 000€ equity free funding and advice from renown mentors 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 and grow into major businesses.

A versatile prize

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

Anyone can participate

Entrants may be individuals as well as businesses with projects from all fields. At the spring round of 2018, more attention is paid on ideas regarding digitalization of industry, big data in energetics and fintech.



Prototron 2018 Spring round timeline


Application are welcome.
Submit your idea

15 MAR

TOP 40

Ideas submitted by March 15th are evaluated by Prototron`s assessors, who will select the TOP40 ideas. The selected teams will participate in a training covering financing opportunities, 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).

TOP 20

Based on the 2-pagers created, TOP20 teams will be selected to enter the next round. The selected 20 teams will get to attend the Mentor´s Day and get personalized and professional mentoring to help prepare their ideas for the final presentation.

TOP 10

At the end of the Mentor´s Day, the final TOP10 teams will be announced. Those teams receive additional training for pitching and media-communication. This will further help prepare the teams for their final presentation to the Prototron’s Expert Committee, which will decide the winners and financing. In Addition, the TOP10 teams get a chance to pitch their ideas at start-up and tech conference Lattitude59 in Tallinn on the 25th of May, where the Prototron 2018 spring round winners will be announced.

25 MAY

The winner of Prototron 2018 spring round will receive, in addition to the know-how and useful contacts made during the process: up to 35 000€ equity free funding for prototyping, at least 6 months of incubator services at Science park Tehnopol and legal aid form Hedman Lift.

Extra funding can be provided by Elering (up to 10 000€ for projects relevant to energy sectors big data in energy sector), Utilitas (up to 10 000€ for projects in environmental technology) and Tallinn University of Technology (up to 25 000€ for ideas from members of Tallinn University of 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.