Estonia Challenge

PRIZE 2017

The regional winner(s) of Estonia will be provided with a support package that includes the following components:

First of all, the winner(s) will receive EUR 6,000 cash prize to be used at their own discretion!

In addition, a prize package worth EUR 3,000 covers the following features:

  • Access to universities R&D units and laboratories
  • Business development know-how, IPR consulting, market and feasibility studies and access to the expert and mentor network of Tartu Science Park and Tallinn Science Park – Tehnopol Startup Incubator programme
  • Access to Estonian Business Angels Network (EstBAN)
  • Free tickets to the Startup Day 2017 in Tartu
  • A European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) will be opened shortly in Estonia. The winner will be able to apply for admission to the ESA BIC in Estonia and will be eligible for an additional EUR 50,000 in incentive funding from ESA and local partners.

The first and second runner-ups will also receive prize packages worth EUR 2,000 and EUR 1,000 respectively in incubation services such as business coaching to help get your business off the ground, co-working space at Tehnopol Startup Incubator or Tartu Startup Hub and free tickets to the Startup Day 2017 in Tartu.


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  • Region

    Estonia is a place for independent minds, a country that extends beyond its borders. Here bright ideas meet a can-do spirit!

    Estonians understand technology: Skype revolutionised communication, TransferWise changed international money transfers, GrabCAD helps to build products faster and Starship Technologies robots reframe local delivery. We’re known mostly for our digital ambition by offering more than 2,500 digital services. The digital signature, with legal standing equal to one made with ink, has been in wide use since 2002 and setting up a business in the electronic business registry takes only 3 hours and is also available for Estonian e-residents abroad.

  • Regional Organiser
    Tartu Science Park

    Tartu Science Park (TSP) is the oldest science park in the Baltics. For almost 25 years it provides business support services to raise the competitiveness of local enterprises on the global market. TSP provides enterprises with infrastructure, business consulting, technology transfer and networking services. It has a wide network of contacts with universities, public and private sector organisations and has a close cooperation with the University of Tartu and Tartu Observatory.

  • Regional Organiser
    Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol Foundation

    Tehnopol is a science and business campus, founded in 2003, which aims to advance technology-based entrepreneurship in Estonia, to bring scientists and entrepreneurs together and to provide suitable conditions and a suitable environment for the realisation of breakthrough business ideas. Today, there are nearly 200 companies (from startups to Skype) operating on the Tehnopol campus, which is situated close to Tallinn University of Technology and the Estonian IT College. The physical environment of Tehnopol, our Startup Incubator specifically designed for new companies and business development services targeted at ICT, green tech and health tech growth companies, all create good conditions for the development of high value-added business.

  • E-GNSS Accelerator Partner
    European Commission

    The prize pool is co-financed by the European Commission’s DG Grow. The aim of the “E-GNSS Accelerator” is to foster the market uptake of Galileo/EGNOS and high technologies in EU28, the EEA and ENP countries.

    The prize pool is co-financed by the European Commission’s DG Grow. The aim of the “E-GNSS Accelerator” is to foster the market uptake of Galileo/EGNOS and high technologies in EU28, the EEA and ENP countries.


Tartu Science Park
Mr Andrus Kurvits
+372 (0) 512 6584