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May 30, 2023

European SPARK network, Nordic SPARK programs, SPARK Finland, SPARK Norway, SPARK Denmark

Nordic SPARK programs deepening collaboration

Nordic SPARK programs are deepening collaboration in developing program offering. Last week, program directors of SPARK Finland, SPARK Norway and SPARK Denmark were designing next steps for their collaborative activities.…


Apr 19, 2023

SPARK Denmark, Nordic SPARK programs, Silicon Valley, Stanford Drug Discovery Symposium 2023, UCSF, SPARK Finland, Stanford University, SPARK Norway

Nordic SPARK programs on Silicon Valley tour

Nordic SPARK programs have had years of successful collaboration in boosting emergence of new cool solutions in health tech and life science field. Collaboration in mentoring of the projects started…


Mar 31, 2023

DecoDerma, Orphan drug designation, FDA, EMA, alumni, SPARKee, SPARK Finland, Sartar Therapeutics

Decoderma and Sartar received orphan-drug designations

Finnish SPARKee Decoderma and alumni Sartar Therapeutics have announced recently fantastic news regarding their progress in drug development process. Orphan drug status is assigned to a medicine intended for use…


Nov 18, 2022

Anu Meerwaldt, SPARK Finland, Amanda Paananen, Management Team

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

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

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

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

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

Financing round, SPARK Finland, Voima Ventures, NADMED

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

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

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

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

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

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…