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Jun 17, 2022

New SPARKees, international evaluation panel, Batch Fall 2022, SPARK alumni, global networks

SPARK Finland selected 5 new teams to the program

In August 2022 SPARK Finland continues with a new batch of cool projects. Based on our current model we have an open call twice a year. In May 30th SPARK…


May 27, 2022

SPARK Finland alumni, VIRI, Arivin Therapeutics, INCATE, Incubator, Christopher Jonkergouw

VIRI turned into Arivin and was selected to INCATE

SPARK Finland alumni project VIRI – managed by Christopher Jonkergouw – is transforming into Arivin Therapeutics and progressing towards start startup life. Alongside with that one of the most exciting…


Mar 18, 2022

SPARK Finland, Open call, Biodesign Finland

Open call for Biodesign Finland

Once again Biodesign Finland has open call for new teams and projects. The call is open until 14.4.2022. Originally program model was developed at Stanford University. Biodesign aims at improved…


Feb 15, 2022

Innovestor, Life Science & Health Fund, 60 million euro, Pekka Simula, Milla Koistinaho

New Life Science & Health Fund to Finland

Finnish venture capital firm Innovestor has launched a new Life Science & Health fund focusing on early-stage opportunities in the Nordic and Baltic countries. The fund has completed a first…


Feb 10, 2022

Health Incubator Helsinki, Open call

Health Incubator Helsinki has an open call

Health Incubator Helsinki (HIH), the long-term incubator program for research-based health sector startups in Helsinki, is now open for applications for the third time. The application period is from 7…


Jan 18, 2022

Stanford University, Novo Nordisk Foundation, SPARK Denmark, European SPARK network

SPARK Denmark joins European and global SPARK network

The innovation programme SPARK Denmark is being established at Denmark’s five largest universities based on a grant of DKK 44 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. SPARK Denmark builds on…