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Teams supported
945 000 €
Given for prototypes
34 000 000 €
Raised by alumni teams

Up to 35 000€ equity free funding and mentoring. We help you create a functional prototype and start a 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 out those who have 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 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 round timeline

Think through your idea, read our tips and
Submit your idea until the midnight
25 NOV
TOP 50

Get READY! selected 50 teams participate in a training covering financing, intellectual property, prototyping and sales. Experts from Velvet and Veebimajutus will run landing-page bulding workshop to help you to validate your idea.

11 JAN
TOP 30

WOW – get STEADY! The selected TOP20 teams get a full-day of one-to-one mentoring sessions. Following with Pitch-training and crowdfunding pilot-campaign.

27 JAN
TOP 12

And – GO! Final presentation to the Prototron’s Expert Committee, which will decide the winners.

29 JAN

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 January, 29th.

Prototron 2020 Autumn fund is baked by Swedbank Estonia, TalTech, University of Tartu, Tallinn Science park Tehnopol Tallinn city, BuildIt Latvia, Swedbank Latvia, LMT, CoModule and Samsung Electronics – 125 000€ in total!

Expert Committee


Heidi Kakko In

Henrik Roonemaa In
Geenius veeb


Liisi Himma In


Madis Raukas In


Yrjö Ojasaar In
Solon Partners


Jaanus Tamm In


Andrus Oks In
Tera Ventures


Priit Rohumaa In


Renno Veinthal In

Erik Puura In
University of Tartu

Indrek Orav In

Prototron Alumni

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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.

Global Reader
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.

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

a vehicular platform, monitors the battery parameters of electric vehicles and displays the information on its users' phones.

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.

Qminder 1
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.