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Dec 23, 2018

Season's greetings, Happy Holidays

Season’s Greetings from SPARK Finland

On behalf of SPARK Finland management team, SPARKees, and our mentors, we want to thank all of our friends, partners and contributors for a fantastic year 2018! We wish you…


Oct 23, 2018

Sartar Therapeutics, SCELLOMICS, SCellex, Päivi Saavalainen, Harri Sihto, BIO SPARK Showcase, Bio Investor Forum, SPARK at Stanford

Finnish SPARKees participated in BIO Investor Forum 2018

On October 16-18 two Finnish SPARKees – Sartar Therapeutics and SCellomics (a newly established IP company SCellex) – participated in BIO SPARK Showcase and BIO Investor Forum 2018 events in San Francisco…


Sep 18, 2018

SPARK Finland, SPARK Global, Teemu Heinonen, Waltteri Sorvisto, health tech, life science, report, industry, business schools

Bridging a gap between business schools and health tech and life sciences

During the summer 2018 SPARK Finland conducted a review on the discussions and ecosystems of Finnish health tech and life science development and how it is associated with business schools. Project…


Sep 11, 2018

SPARK Finland, Australia, Germany, Norway, roundtable, health tech, life science, MEAE, FVCA, Israel, EIB

Top notch roundtable event kicked off the strategic collaboration

SPARK program has been proven to be once again a platform for building strategic level collaboration in many levels. On September 6-7 SPARK Finland co-hosted with the Ministry of Economic…


Jul 3, 2018

SPARK Finland, University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku University Hospital/The Hospital District of Southwest Finland, Health Campus Turku

Turku region joined SPARK Finland

Many believe that summer time in Finland is just for vacation. But it is not in SPARK. SPARK Finland lives active times not only through our projects and teams, but…


Jun 15, 2018

Business Finland, Biomarkkerit, Maculaser, FastEV, TUTL, Newcast, Team Parikka

Five SPARK projects received in total €4 million grants

SPARK Finland has been active in supporting SPARKees both in increasing the maturity of their solutions and also becoming fundable projects and companies. Support is provided by the community of…


Jun 13, 2018

trainees, Teemu Heinonen, Waltteri Sorvisto

Trainees at SPARK during the summer 2018

SPARK Finland has two trainees during the summer 2018. Teemu Heinonen and Waltteri Sorvisto are business school students that will be help us identify opportunities to integrate business school students…


May 27, 2018

Surgify, Business Finland, SPARK, TUTL, call

Call for TUTL funding is open

Call for TUTL funding by Business Finland (former Tekes) is now open. Business Finland will announce a bit later more detailed information on deadlines. TUTL funding is aimed at research…


Apr 6, 2018

LASU, MOMIC, SCELLOMICS, Parikka, Scheperjans, Maculaser, Heart4Oxygen, FastEV, iCombine, HemoCure

New SPARK projects in full speed

A month ago started a new patch of SPARK projects at SPARK Finland. Projects represents nicely the wide spectrum of competencies and strengths that Finland has in health tech and…


Mar 1, 2018

University of Helsinki, HiLIFE, HiPOC, HIS

HiPOC Proof of Concept Grants – deadline 5.3.2018

The HiPOC Proof of Concept Grants may be for you if you have been in touch with Helsinki Innovation Services Ltd (HIS) or involved in matters relating to invention disclosures, patenting issues…