Boost your idea with up to 35 000 euro financing

Deadline is coming closer:
Teams supported
1 218 000 €
Given for prototypes
82 000 000 €
Raised by alumni teams

slider 2
Tähtaeg läheneb:
Teams supported
1 278 000 €
Given for prototypes
82 000 000 €
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!

A versatile prize

Equally important to the 35 000€ funding is the mentoring, trainings and useful contacts made during the Prototron program.

Anyone can participate

Applicants may be individuals as well as businesses with ideas from all the technical verticals.

ENG Academy Banner

Prototron round timeline


Get Ready! Go to the Prototron Academy to get acquainted with startup development materials and prepare for a successful application.

Think through your idea, read our tips.

Selected teams participate in intensive acceleration program covering financing, intellectual property, prototyping, communication and sales. Teams get mentoring sessions with field experts and investors. Following with Pitch-training and innvest-readiness program.


Final presentation to the Prototron’s Expert Committee, which will decide the winners.


Winner takes it all: up to 35 000€ equity-free funding for prototyping, incubation at Startup incubator, mentoring from TalTECH and legal aid form law firm Hedman Partners.

Prototron round fund is backed by Swedbank Estonia, TalTech, Tallinn Science park Tehnopol and the city of Tallinn – up to 75 000€ in total!

Expert Committee


Heidi Kakko In

Eero Treumann In


Madis Raukas In


Yrjö Ojasaar In
Change Ventures


Jaanus Tamm In


Andrus Oks In
Tera Ventures


Priit Rohumaa In

Indrek Orav In

Kristjan Maruste In

Mart Maasik In
Tartu Uni ventures

Prototron Alumni

lingvist s1
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.

comodule logo must horizontal
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: 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: 3DPrinterOS
Grant from Prototron: 9,560 eur
Year of investment: 2012

A cloud 3D Printer system allowing to manage 3D files, 3D machines and users across a business.

Name of the team: Flydog
Grant from Prototron: 11,242 eur
Year of investment: 2012

Flydog creates software and hardware monitoring solutions for the marine sector, enabling real-time data acquisition and data analysis.

Uudised & Blogi

Prototron welcomes new CEO to drive innovation and growth

Brait Pilvik has taken the reins as head of Prototron, Estonia’s first fund for prototypes of smart ideas, from 1 January. Pilvik has previously worked as a marketing and sales project manager at the Science and Business Park Tehnopol, Latitude59 startup conference, and as project lead at the Greenest Summit conference. “The startup sector plays […]

How friendly AI friend is

Leading figures in the field of artificial intelligence development, including Elon Musk and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, are proposing a pause in the development of AI technologies until reliable security protocols are developed and implemented. As a highly technological foundation, we believe that the most effective way to protect ourselves is to stay informed about […]

Why to participate in Prototron – 10 recommendations from the finalists of the 29th batch of Prototron

Prototron 29 finalists shared their feedback on the recently completed Prototron programme. What were the experiences of the TOP 10 participating teams and why would they recommend others to take part in Prototron? Force “All the mentors, lectures and homework were very useful. They do take a lot of time, but with each step you […]

Prototron teams received 60,000 euros in equity free funding

Last night, the three best business ideas that passed the 29th batch of the Prototron fund created by Swedbank, TalTech and Tehnopoli were revealed. According to the expert panel, the ideas of BatCycle, Smarif, and Wayren are the most innovative, the team of each of them received 20,000 euros in non-participation funding to further develop […]

Prototron’s TOP 10 best ideas of this round revealed

Prototron selected the 10 best technological solutions among those who passed the program. The TOP 10 ideas will continue to compete for the main prize, which is up to 35,000 euros in equity-free funding for the ready-made construction or further development of the prototype of their idea. However, until the evening of December 14, everyone […]

Vote for your favorite business idea!

Until December 14, the TOP 47 business ideas are participating Prototron audience votes for their favourite idea. Voting will take place on Prototron’s Facebook page, and the winner will receive a special prize. According to Jana Budkovskaja, CEO of the Prototron Foundation, nearly half a hundred teams selected weeks ago have participated in a versatile […]