Tartu Science Park opened a new international incubation program

Tartu Science Park has been supporting local game developers for the past three years through various programs. The computer game “Death and Taxes”, which was very successfully published last year, started and grew with the support of the Tartu Science Park incubation program. Among the incubator’s alumni are many success stories. ALPA Kids, an educational game platform with Estonian content, which grew by 400% in 2020, and the recently launched Futuclass, whose game teaches chemistry in virtual reality.

The new program for game development companies will help them reach international markets. In cooperation with Baltic Explorers project partners from Finland, Sweden and Latvia, as well as local industry experts, teams are prepared to enter the North American and Soth-East Asian markets. Teams that have either recently released or are about to release a new game in the coming months are welcome to participate. The BE BIG program offers various training and mentoring meetings. Strongest teams can participate in joint delegations to international fairs.

“Currently there are not many suitable support services for game developers in Estonia, so any help is very welcome. In the last quarter of 2020 we invited together with Tartu Creative Industries Center very early stage teams to the incubation program. This time the emphasis is on already operating companies, ”specified Hanna-Liis Remmelg, Head of Tartu Science Park Business Incubator.

The selected participants will meet for a joint development weekend on 25.-28 of March in the online format. Application deadline for the BE BIG program is February 20 on this Google Forms link. More information about incubation programs can be found on Tartu Science Park webpage.

The BE BIG program is implemented with the support of the Baltic Explorers project. The aim of the project is to support the development of the gaming industry in the Central Baltic region, its implementation is funded by the EU INTERREG Central Baltic Program.

Additional information:
Head of the incubator in Tartu Science Park: Hanna Liis Remmelg hanna-liis.remmelg@teaduspark.ee, tel. +372 5621 1627

Baltic Explorers project manager in Tartu Science Park: Henri Hanson henri.hanson@teaduspark.ee, tel. +372 5309 7706

Baltic Explorers project website: https://balticexplorers.eu
Interreg Central Baltic Program website: www.centralbaltic.eu