BioInnovation Days 2018 is an international hackathon devoted to finding innovative solutions in the fields of BIOeconomy, BIOtechnology and BIOmedicine.


27/28 April 2018



mnt 3, Tartu

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Tartu, Estonia

#innovationdays 2018

We invite the participants to:

BIOeconomy, BIOtechnology and BIOmedicine















#innovationdays 2018

The areas

Let us create, develop and test ideas and solutions for bio-based products, services and applications together in the fields of:

Biobanks, Big Data and Internet of Things in medicine and bioeconomy

Circular bioeconomy

(e.g. bio-based consumer goods, textiles, wood, energy, waste upgrading,...)

Challenges in healthy living, active ageing and improvement of healthcare

Future Food

Let your imagination fly!

Mentors and Jury Members


Jury Members


The participants

We await students, researche–rs, scientist-entrepreneurs and early-stage start-ups in the fields of bioeconomy, life-sciences, medicine and IT from the Baltic Sea Region and all over Europe.

We also welcome marketers, project managers, designers, entrepreneurs & people with bright ideas for developing new solutions, products and services.


Please register before,

23 rdApril 18

The participation is for FREE, but
registration is obligatory.


day 1

13.30 - nighttime

Team Up & Get Advice

Introductory lectures from International mentors and start-up leaders, followed by formation of teams and idea generation in teams.

day 2

10.00 - 17.00

Work, Pitch & Get Support

Teams develop their ideas with the help of mentors and corporate partners and create a pitch to be presented to the jury. There are prizes for the best ideas and pitchers!


  • Grant of 10 000 EUR by PointLab (EIT Health) for collaboration with biobank

    The winning team will have the opportunity to use the services/infrastructure of Estonian Genome Centre

  • NELIS Leadership Prize

  • EIT-Health Summer school travel grant 5000 EUR

  • Entrance to Climate Launchpad business idea competition

  • Erasmus for Young EntrepreneursERASMUS for Young Entrepreneurs scolarship 3300 EUR

  • Free consultancy from Tartu Biotechnology Science park

  • StartUp Day 2019 tickets

    sTARTUp Day is the biggest and the most awesome business festival in Baltic States


Acommodation in Hotell Tartu, until there are rooms available., address: Soola 3, Tartu, Estonia

The discount price for the rooms if order is paid via CWT by invoice in advance.

Superior Twin
61 EUR/room/night
Standard Twin
50 EUR/room/night

If you pay in hotel the prices are:

Superior Twin
80 EUR/room/night
Standard Twin
66 EUR/room/night


Choose your method of transportation

Getting around with public transport in Tartu

From 1 September 2015, the City of Tartu is using a modern ticketing system which is already in use in many places throughout Estonia and Europe. A contactless plastic chip card or a sticker, which must be swiped at the validator upon entering the bus, is being introduced. Use of the bus card is compulsory for all passengers except those travelling for free under the provisions of the Public Transportation Act.

Pensioners over the age of 65, and other passengers with the right to free travel from the City of Tartu, must also register their journey at the validator. Students can use their new student cards as bus cards. Tartu bus cards can also be used in Tallinn, Harjumaa, Kohtla-Järve and Tartumaa, and on Go Bus intercity lines.

New bus cards and stickers can be purchased at R-Kiosk, shopping centres, and other stores. A list of retailers is available at Cards cost €2.

You can load money onto your card and buy tickets at sales points, online at and via mobile phone.

Taxis in Tartu

If it is your first time in Tartu, it is best to take a taxi to get to your final destination in the city. Most taxi drivers speak some English and all taxis are equipped with meters.

Tartu Linna Takso

(Ph: +372 736 6366)


(Ph: +372 5749 5749)

Takso 1

(Ph: +372 1300, +372 742 0000, +372 5344 4000)

Rivaali Takso

(Ph: +372 742 2222, +372 15222)

SV Takso

(Ph: +372 734 3333)


(Ph: +372 736 6566, +372 1700)


(Ph: +372 733 3666, +372 51 41 698, +372 51 333 66)


(Ph: +372 730 0200, +372 1200, 1555)