IdeaLab projects


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.

Together with Ukrainian partners from yep! ( UT IdeaLab designs business development programme yep!STARTER. It is an educational programme that provides practical skills and know-how for creating a business plan and founding a business. The semester-long programme includes workshops, mentorship and it begins with an inspirational event and ends with business ideas competition. Best teams will get a chance to pitch their ideas and business models in Tartu at international business festival sTARTUp Day 2019. Creation of the programme is based on UT IdeaLab’s STARTER programme experience.


The outcome of the programme is increased understanding of how to start and run a business. It will also support the development of social skills that define employability of young people.


The leading partners of the project in Estonia is UT IdeaLab and in Ukraine the Platform for Innovative Partnership (PIP), which, like UT IdeaLab, offers practical entrepreneurship education for the students.It unites four Ukrainian universities: the Kyiv National Economic University, Taras Schevchenko National University of Kyiv, National Aviation University and Donetsk National Technical University. 

Project period: September 2017 - May 2019

The project is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs development cooperation and humanitarian aid means.