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Call for projects

Each year, an expert panel of faculty and industry advisors reviews proposals submitted from across the academic and clinical landscape. Finalists are invited to present to the panel before final selections are made.

Once a year SPARK Finland opens a call for projects targeting on new solutions in health tech and life science space. Eligible applicants are from Helsinki, Tampere and Turku regions – faculty, scientists, clinicians, students – from our member institutions.


  1. Use SPARK application form and send the two-page application to apply(at)
  2. Be selected and get invited to pitch your project on December 9th evening
  3. Selected projects will receive full spectrum of our support. 

NEXT CALL: Call for batch 2020 is  CLOSED. Deadline for applications was December 2nd 2019 at 4pm Finnish time

Selection criteria

Calls are targeted for wide spectrum in health tech and life science field; from drugs and vaccines to diagnostics and med tech – all the way to bioinformatics and healthIT.

The solution of the proposed project must:

  • address an unmet need in area of life science, medicine and health
  • utilize a novel approach (preferably with opportunity to IP)
  • have the potential to advance to clinic, clinical trials or commercialization within 2-3 years

If you have already an operating company then you will receive support from existing business development service providers (incl. accelerators, incubators…).