Tartu Science Park is a science and business hub that supports the development of science-based companies and innovation. TSP is established in 1992 by the University of Tartu, the Tartu City Government, the Estonian University of Life Sciences and Tartu county. TSP main objective is the creation of a favourable environment for the emergence and development of technology- and knowledge-intensive businesses.
TSP is involved in developing Tartu’s technology and innovation sectors by supporting the growth of science-based start-ups and companies by providing a range of services to its clients, including business development and support, mentoring, funding, and access to research and development facilities. As a part of the science-intensive start-up ecosystem, TSP is one of the architects of sTARTUp Tartu community consisting of entrepreneurs, scientists, researchers, policymakers, and many others.
TSP offers incubation programs, such as S2B Launchpad, ESA BIC Estonia, and gaming incubation https://teaduspark.ee/en/incubation/
Tartu Science Park has been the lead partner in European Space Agency Business Incubation Center in Estonia for five years.
In 2020, Tartu Science Park created a deep-tech incubation program S2B Launchpad. The program’s duration is 12+12 months, during which the scalable, innovative start-ups are offered services such as business development and research mentoring from the top mentors in the field and an introduction to the start-up community in Estonia via events, seminars, and conferences.
TSP is also the Estonian partner of BuildIT Accelerator, a 3-month intensive program focusing on creating hardware solutions and devices.
In addition, TSP has many project-based programs for science-intensive start-ups, such as Health Tech Accelerator Estonia for innovations in health-tech, AIRE (European Digital Innovation Hub) for expanding digital capabilities in manufacturing companies, Flying Forward 2020, in which living labs test use cases for autonomous air mobility, and many more.