Short facts

Mission: The mission of Tartu Science Park is to support the start-up companies, development and activities of science and technology intensive companies by offering business development services in Tartu Region. Tartu Science Park is the main coordinating and implementing body of the jointly developed Tartu Regional Innovation Strategy.

Employees: Currently 23 employees.

History: Founded by University of Tartu, Institute of Physics, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu City and Tartu County in 1992.


  • Creating an attractive business environment and infrastructure,
  • Developing and enhancing incubation services for start-ups,
  • Developing semi-industrial labs to support R&D in high-tech industries,
  • Supporting cluster initiatives and international co-operation,
  • Developing flexible financing schemes for start-ups,
  • Developing human resources in an innovative and evolving organization.

International projects

  • Support for start-ups. Estonian incubation programme SIB Net, ENTREDI;
  • Competence centre. Skills Centre Network, DC Net, EmPower, TREA;
  • Cluster development. Innovation for Welfare, POOLING4CLUSTERS, Estonian Healthtech Cluster;
  • International cooperation. Enterprise Europe Network, foreign missions for companies;
  • Tartu Science Park has participated in 33 projects since 2004;
  • Almost 7m EUR for the regional development;
  • Financed by: European Regional Development Fund, European Commission, 6th Framework Programme and Structural Funds.
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