The AccelerateEstonia program is looking for a fifth moonshot idea

1. Jan 2020

AccelerateEstonia (aE!) is a program that searches significant complex problems to accelerate their resolution through an incubation program. Currently, aE! program has 4 projects and now we want to find new ideas to test the program’s new approach. To that, we are announcing an idea-collection session!

We are looking for complex problems with high potential and clear market need, also it’s important that the state has the focal role in the possible solution. The Council considers successful an idea that has a clear set of problems, the development of which creates a new market in Estonia, adds value to the private and public sector, has strong team expertise in the field and has the support of a senior public sector executive. AccelerateEstonia’s new approach involves selecting up to 5 problem poses and supporting them in 3-month validation period. After validation, we can provide further financial support up to 100,000€ for successful ideas. We also reserve the right not to grant support this time.

In order to participate in the idea-collection process, you need to submit your problem solution no later than 15.01.2020 at 18.00 (GMT+2) The application form is HERE. All questions in the application are mandatory, you may include up to 5 minutes video, pitch deck, canvas, etc. PS. don’t forget to read 3 important points you should know.

The application will be evaluated on the basis of 5 main criteria:

Applications will be judged by the AccelerateEstonia team and the Deputy Secretary General associated with the idea.


15.01.2020 18:00 Deadline for submitting your idea by filling the application form HERE

24.01.2020 We will announce the best ideas, who have the opportunity to present their ideas to the AccelerateEstonia council members

The council selects up to 5 projects for which AccelerateEstonia provides financial support to conduct a 3-month experiment and prove the importance of the idea concept. After the validation period, we will provide the best ones with further financial support and a place in the incubation program for up to 100,000€.

The results will be announced in the first half of February. In the absence of a suitable candidate, we reserve the right not to grant support this time.