2018 application round for NGAL® is now open

All UT business-tycoons-to-be have until March 26 to apply for the International business development programme NGAL®.

The intensive hands-on business development programme for early-stage student teams takes place at UT IdeaLab, TTU Mectory and Nebraska Wesleyan University (USA). During the programme, all participants will get to travel, see local start-ups and develop their business idea in 3 different cities: Tartu, Tallinn and Lincoln, with all travel, accommodation and food expenses paid. The best team will be awarded with 3000 dollars of prize money.

This year NGAL® takes place June 4-15. From the University of Tartu, 4 students representing 2 teams with ideas from the tech field will be elected to participate. Once the application is completed and sent, UT IdeaLab will get in touch with participants to schedule an interview. The participants will be announced on April 10.

Last year the winner was team Cody from the University of Tartu, a code-learning platform for primary school students. “The first place surely came as a big surprise for us,” says the leader of Cody, University of Tartu student Kaspar Kuus. “It took us a while to realize that three Estonian teams actually made it to the TOP 3. All the teams had been working really hard and did a great progress during the programme, so it was almost impossible to forecast the winners.”  

NGAL® is an ambitious, high-impact business development programme linking five universities across countries and cultures through student-centred entrepreneurship. The teams are from two Estonian and three US universities: University of Tartu and Tallinn University of Technology, College of Charleston, The Citadel (Military College of South Carolina) and Nebraska Wesleyan University.

The project is financed by the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation.

Information and application on the UT IdeaLab website.

Contact: Riin Lisett Rei, UT IdeaLab marketing and communication manager, 737 4817, riin.lisett.rei@ut.ee