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Nov 18, 2022

SPARK Finland, Amanda Paananen, Management Team, Anu Meerwaldt

Anu Meerwaldt joined SPARK management team

We are truly thrilled to announce that Anu Meerwaldt has joined SPARK Finland management team. Amanda Paananen, Development Manager of Helsinki capital region, is now on her leave and will…


Nov 3, 2022

SPARK Finland, Koite Health, Lumoral, Open call, Tommi Pätilä, co-founder, SpectroCor

Call for new SPARK projects is OPEN

Call for SPARK Finland program is once again open. Twice a year – in May/June and Nov/Dec – an expert panel of faculty and industry advisors reviews proposals submitted from…


Oct 19, 2022

DecoDerma, Tero Järvinen, Albert Lasker Medical Research Award, Orphan drug designation, Erkki Ruoslahti

Key advisor of DecoDerma awarded by Albert Lasker Prize

Dr. Erkki Ruoslahti (MD, PhD), the chairman of the advisory board for the Finnish SPARK project DecoDerma, is one of three winners of the Albert Lasker Medical Research Award in…


Oct 11, 2022

SPARK Finland, Voima Ventures, NADMED, Financing round

Voima Ventures to back NADMED

The easy and reliable method that measures all NAD metabolites has also convinced financiers. SPARK Finland alumni NADMED recently completed its first financing round of half a million euros, led…


Aug 24, 2022

SPARK Finland, SPARK at Stanford, SPARK Norway, SPARK Denmark, Nordic SPARK programs, NLSDays, Fireside Chat

Nordic SPARK programs on stage at NLSDays

The success of Stanford University’s SPARK Program has inspired universities across the globe to establish SPARK programs fostering and professionalizing academic innovation. SPARK Finland, SPARK Norway and the newly established…


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…