Be aware of your markets

Latest news


Sep 25, 2020

SPARK Finland, BIO SPARK Showcase, DecoDerma, Anison, Bio Investor Forum 2020, SPARK Norway

DecoDerma and Anison were selected to Silicon Valley investor event

Two Finnish SPARK projects were once again selected to one of the leading biotech and pharma investor event in Silicon Valley. DecoDerma (a tissue specific therapy for skin diseases) and…


Jun 17, 2020

8th Annual Training Course in Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship for European Students

SPARK Finland organizes together with European SPARKs and University Technology Sydney in Australia the 8thAnnual Training Course in Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship. First time in its history, this intensive course…


May 15, 2020

SPARK Finland, University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Health Campus Turku, Design thinking, University of Oslo, University of South-Eastern Norway, University of Tartu, NordPlus, Hasso Plattner Institute

New educational project for design thinking in health technology

The Nordic Council of Ministers has granted 50,000 euros in NordPlus funding for an educational project Design thinking in health technology education – Design Future Health – Great. In collaboration…


Apr 29, 2020

covid-19, Aalto University, XFold Imaging, nanocoated glass slide

SPARK alumni XFold Imaging boosting the battle against COVID-19

XFold Imaging, a SPARK Finland alumni and a start-up company originating from Aalto University, is currently cooperating with the scientific communities of universities in several countries in order to solve…


Apr 21, 2020

Health Incubator Helsinki

Health Incubator Helsinki extended application period until 30.4.

Health Incubator Helsinki is a comprehensive incubator program for research-based early stage teams and start-ups operating in the health sector in Finland and abroad. The program, created and operated together…


Apr 10, 2020

SPARK Finland, SPARK Global, covid-19, Covid-19 Technology Access Framework, Stanford University, Harvard University, MIT

Ensuring Access to Lifesaving Technologies During the Pandemic

SPARK Finland and SPARK Global network support a new collaborative network established by Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University. Three top-tier universities announced a joint initiative…


Apr 1, 2020

SPARK Finland, signed, agreement, 2020-2023

SPARK Finland program agreement 2020-2023 has been signed

SPARK Finland and its associated institutions have shown once again unity and have joined their forces for the future. Yesterday our associated institutions and city regions have signed a program…


Mar 11, 2020

Aalto University, entrepreneurship, Starting Up, course

Aalto provides free-for-all online entrepreneurship course

Aalto University has opened a new, open access online course covering the fundamentals of startup entrepreneurship. Starting Up is now live and accessible worldwide at All course materials are in…


Mar 9, 2020

coronavirus, covid-19, online, mentoring

SPARK Finland supports online participation

Due to Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, other seasonal flues and organizational instructions of associated institutions of SPARK Finland we have decided to provide an opportunity to participate SPARK mentoring events also…


Feb 17, 2020

Helsinki, Antti Kotimaa, Sebastian Soidinsalo, Thomas Lemström, Turku, Kuopio, Joensuu, University of Eastern Finland

SPARK Finland expands and strengthens management team

SPARK Finland has once again expanded and same time strengthened its management team. On January 1st 2020 University of Eastern Finland joined the SPARK Finland and brought Kuopio and Joensuu…