Intel Ignite Europe patch #4 had a graduation ceremony!

LightCode Photonics team won the honourable award for Most Progress


TOP 3 in the DeepTech category at the Estonian Startup Awards!

"DeepTech emerged strongly in 2022, with plenty of exceptionally strong nominees (and a tight race for the 1st place). This is a sector of visionaries and academics. We’re proud to see Estonian scientist rolling up their sleeves and actively working on saving the world!"

Read more here.

January 2023

We are thrilled to announce that we have been selected as one of the TOP 6 finalists in the ‘Industry 4.0 & Autonomous Machines’  track within Hello Tomorrow’s Global Challenge!


TOP 10 of the Intel Ignite accelerator program.

Intel Ignite helps to turn cutting-edge ideas into industry-disrupting technologies by giving ambitious entrepreneurs the hands-on mentorship, technical support, and business acumen they need to build world-changing companies.

Read more here.


We were invited to the panel discussion at the ESA Business Incubation Centre Estonia Investor Forum

See the recap from the panel here.

October 2022

National Winner Diploma of Baltic Innovation Prize 2022 by Baltic Assembly

The Baltic Innovation Prize is awarded for outstanding achievements in innovation and new technologies, as well as for the strengthening of cooperation on the Baltic States in innovation and technological development.


LightCode Photonics was chosen to participate in the CDL-Estonia accelerator. 

Creative Destruction Lab is a high-level seed-stage accelerator originating in Canada

October 2022

We were honored to be awarded by the City of Tartu!

Read more here.

August 2022

LightCode Photonics won the sTARTUp Day Pitching competition!

Read the press release here

June 2022

LightCode Photonics won the MIT Enterprise Forum Greece finals!

The MITEF Greece Startup Competition is one of the leading acceleration programs in South-Eastern Europe and is a chapter of a global entrepreneurial network inspired by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), one of the world’s top technology universities.

Read the press release here

April 2022

LightCode was pitching in MIT Enterprise Forum Greece competition semi-finals.

"Breakthrough in 3D vision for affordable autonomous mobility", 

presented by our CEO and Founder Heli Valtna.

The MITEF Greece Startup Competition is one of the leading acceleration programs in South-Eastern Europe and is a chapter of a global entrepreneurial network inspired by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), one of the world’s top technology universities.

FEBruary 2022

LightCode had a wonderful teamwork day,  strengthening, even more, our core values: respect, growth, focus, authenticity & inventiveness

Values were put to tasty apple pies and you can see a quick video of our event here. 

December 2021

LightCode technology demo took place on 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 9th.
Plans to launch the MVP and customer pilots were introduced. 

December 2021

We’ve been named one of Hello Tomorrow’s Deep Tech Pioneers!

Come and meet us at the “𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗼 𝗧𝗼𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗼𝘄 𝗚𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘁 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭” along with 3,500 disruptive startups, investors, corporations and more. Europe’s biggest deep tech event took place on 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝗻𝗱-𝟯𝗿𝗱.

August 2021

The LightCode tech team is presenting our
new and smaller Software-Defined 3D Camera prototype at sTARTUp Day and participating in the Finding Your Way in Deep-Tech Entrepreneurship talk.

Latitude59 Special Edition 2021

June 2021

LightCode team participated in Latitude59 Special Edition with
a pitch and a prototype.

Spring 2021

Here's a snapshot of the LightCode in spring 2021. 

Be quick and take a look, we’re on the fast track!

Here's how we plan to change the world

LightCode in spring 2020
ESA BIC Estonia

May 2021

LightCode Photonics joined EAS Business Incubator and ESA BIC (Business Incubator Centre Estonia).

February 2021 

The LightCode team made it into finals (top 6) on the ActInSpace hackathon amid 543 teams participating globally.

ActInSpace 2020

January 2021

A portable LightCode prototype demo in the lab

The 3D camera provides 128 times resolution enhancement compared to the detector’s native resolution.

DECember 2020

LightCode Photonics raised the pre-seed round of €425K

led by reputable early-stage funds: United Angels and Superangels

and 10 technology-oriented angel investors. 

Read more.

United Angels VC
BaseCamp Hackathon

October 2020

LightCode team made into finals in Base Camp Hackathon.

August 2020 

LightCode Photonics was founded by Heli Valtna (CEO), Sergey Omelkov (CTO), 

Andreas Valdmann and Jan Bogdanov.

Founders of LightCode Photonics
Latitude 59 2020

August 2020

LightCode team LightCode team participated 

Latitude59 Pitching Competition.

January 2020

LightCode team joined 

S2B Launchpad

S2B Launchpad Tartu Science Park
sept 2017 Tartu University team of researchers

Sept 2017   

The LightCode Software-Defined 3D Camera concept took its inception when the founder team tackled a challenge to develop an innovative imaging technology at the University of Tartu, Institute of Physics.