The Tartu Science Park opens a business incubator for game developers

The Tartu Science Park has opened a new business incubator for game developers; it can be joined by teams that already have an idea for a game and have no more than three years of work experience.

“We are starting to support game developers because we see great potential in this fast-growing sector,” a board member of the science park, Andrus Kurvits, said in a statement. “In cooperation with partners from eight countries, we prepared a business incubator programme specifically for game developers. This year, we will support the development and market release of three to five Estonian studio projects.”

The studios selected for participation in the programme will be offered a training programme and a personal mentor who will help make a plan and monitor its implementation. Teams will also have access to the mentors’ network and an opportunity to participate in international events, the science park said in a statement.

The programme participants will get together for the first time in early June and the training will be completed by their performance at the STARTUp Day business festival, which will be held in Tartu from 29-31 January 2020.

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Cover: A demo at the GameDev Days 2019, an international video game conference in Tallinn (the image is illustrative). 

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