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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.

Info sessions about the call and SPARK Finland program will be arranged on October 22nd and November 11th. Check out Events for details.

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, Turku, Kuopio and Joensuu 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 7th evening
  3. Selected projects will receive full spectrum of our support. 

CALL FOR BATCH 2021 IS  NOW OPEN and deadline is 30.11.2020 at 16.00. Information and application documents you find here:

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…).