IdeaLab projects


Hands-on extra-curricular business development program STARTER Basic provides knowledge and skills for student start-up projects and helps teams to shape their ideas into tested business models. 

STARTER Advanced

STARTER Advanced program is a business development program designed for early-stage student teams. The semester long program helps teams to acquire first paying customers and develop their product or service.   After completing the program, team is ready to enter an accelerator or incubation program.


The project " Transforming Estonian Best Practice of Practical Entrepreneurship Studies to Ukrainian Universities“ aims to promote entrepreneurial thinking and entrepreneurship skills among Ukrainian students based on the best practices in Estonia.


Kaleidoskoop is the biggest students’ business and project ideas competition in South-Estonia, taking place for the 8th time already! In the final round, the 10 best teams will step on the stage to present their business and project ideas.  This semester Kaleidoskoop finals take place on 18th of May! Keep an eye on our Kaleidoskoop event on our webpage!


NGAL ® (Network Globally, Act Locally) is an intensive hands-on business development programme for early-stage student teams.  The programme starts with the boot camp at UT IdeaLab and ends with a launch-camp in the USA. At the final day, teams pitch to judges and the best teams will be awarded. 

EstLat - Accelerate

The main aim of EstLat-Accelerate is to prepare and carry out three pre-acceleration programs that are jointly organized in Tartu and Riga. Each round of pre-acceleration takes about four months and has a specific ICT focus that varies from program to program.


The Prototyping Centre of the University of Tartu offers a novel study and work environment for students and scientists, where modeling and simulations for new solutions can be performed.