Tallinn University of Technology

The third public session of Deeptech Sandbox will be held on Tuesday, May 16 at 09:45-16:00 in TalTech Mektory building, Raja 15, Innovation HUB room. The session will be most relevant for investors interested in tech and science, university entrepreneurship support experts, public sector representatives designing support measures for deep tech ecosystem development, as well as teams of science and technology parks. Our presenters and advisors are covering the path of deep tech startups and spinouts coming out of the top technology university: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

  • Host of the day: Vaido Mikheim, Deep Tech Project Lead @ Startup Estonia
  • Spinoff ecosystem: Christian Staupe – Sr Manager of Valorization and Impact @ The Gate (technology transfer organisation for TU/e)
  • Startups by students: Madis Talmar – Program Manager @ TU/e Students Teams; Assistant Professor of Innovation @ TU/e
  • Inside perspective: Nick Hol – Student @ TU/e having gone through TU/e’s programmes with a startup called SOLID, now mentoring others
  • Deep tech investor (to be confirmed)

Based on the insights and discussions, recommendations for the strategy of the Estonian deep tech ecosystem are put together in a whitepaper by the organizers: Tallinn University of Technology, Tehnopol Startup Incubator, Estonian Business Angel Network.



09:45 Gathering and refreshments
10:00 Introduction by Vaido Mikheim
10:10 Christian Staupe from The Gate (Eindhoven’s technology transfer team) detailing how the spinoff creation and support ecosystem functions in Eindhoven; Q&A session
11:10 Reflection point as group work to formulate recommendations for the Estonian deep tech ecosystem
12:10 Lunch
13:10 Estonian student startup creation case study #1
13:20 Estonian student startup creation case study #2
13:30 Madis Talmar from TU/e covering what is done in Eindhoven to help students create the next tech unicorns; Q&A session
14:00 Coffee break
14:15 Case study and insights from Nick Hol from TU/e regarding his journey of creating a student startup; Q&A session
14:45 Deep tech investor (to be confirmed); Q&A session
15:30 Wrap-up and networking
16:00 End of Day

It’s an on-site event, held in English and free of charge for all participants. Spots are limited, so please register to secure your seat. The series of Deeptech Sandbox is organized by Tallinn University of Technology, Tehnopol Startup Incubator, EstBAN and Startup Estonia.

Please register by May 5. Register here