During the Entrepreneurship Day that took place on Tuesday, 4 October, the winners of Prototron Tallinn Round were announced. The three winning teams received over 20,000 euros in total. The Tallinn Round welcomed ambitious ideas able to make life in the capital better and easier.
The expert council awarded the following participants of the
- Bikeep team (6,000 € of funding) with the idea of smart
bicycle parking lots that provide for secure and easy locking
and the solution for charging electric bicycles;
- solO Thermostat (4,460 € of funding) that develops a smart
thermostat that makes electrical heating more environmentally
friendly and cheap;
- Creatomus team (10,000 € of funding) that develops the
digital market for construction works and materials that allows
owners and buyers to plan construction and repairs with help of
According to the head of the innovations commission of Tallinn
City Council Andres Kollist, Tallinn has always been open to
innovative new ideas. “In order to find new ideas that can make
lives of residents and guests of Tallinn easier and more
comfortable, we decided to cooperate with Prototron – one of
the most successful Estonian startup foundations. In the
Tallinn Round three ideas with great potential were selected –
in the nearest future they will make life in Tallinn even more
comfortable,” says Kollist and adds that preference was given
to solutions that can be used as widely as possible. “The
number of those using bicycles as their main means of
transportation in Tallinn is growing constantly and safe
parking of bicycles is the major issue for such people.
Improvement of living environment and home renovation will
become significantly simpler with use of 3D technology. Saving
on electricity is also important – the funded innovation will
help many people with budgeting. This is why we can’t wait to
see the prototypes and the actual products entering the
market,” Kollist explains the reasons for selecting the
114 ideas submitted for the Tallinn Round demonstrate that
there are great many proactive and initiative people in the
capital who wish to change living conditions in the city and
the urban environment to the better.
“Simple yet smart solutions to various problems help to improve
our daily lives. I am very happy that so many ideas were
submitted for the Tallinn Round, and I hope that our experience
will inspire other cities, major regions, smaller communities
and individuals alike. We welcome ideas from everyone –
regardless of their place of residence. The new Prototron round
has already started and will end on 15 October,” adds Jana
Pavlenkova, the chief executive officer of Prototron.
Prototron foundation, established in 2012 by Swedbank, Tehnopol
and Tallinn University of Technology so far has provided
financing to 35 ideas for the total amount of 380,000 euros.
Some of them grew to become international success stories –
Lingvist, Flydog, coModule, GlobalReader and Sprayprinter.
Sponsors of the foundation are the Ministry of the Environment,
the city of Tallinn, Utilitas and Hedman Partners.
Applications can be submitted until 15 October: www.prototron.ee.
More information and contact details:
Chief executive officer of Prototron