“A really great program that has enabled several important contacts for our company and helped to grow as a entrepreneur.” Harri, Sartar Therapeutics
“Surgify received highly important expert advice and international networks from the SPARK Finland -program. This is the place-to-be for a starting medtech entrepreneur!”


SPARKees – our teams

Batch: Fall 2021

Batch: Fall 2021

AI for the detection of heart transplant rejection

Contact person: Juha Peltonen

Team Vehkaoja

Batch: Fall 2021

Improving patient safety by monitoring: novel method for diagnosing respiratory suppression

Contact person: Antti Vehkaoja


    Batch: Fall 2021

    Non-invasive and non-pharmacological solution to support rehabilitation from AUD

    Contact person: Jukka Planman


      Batch: Fall 2021

      Diaper embedded biosensor platform, that screens abnormal clinical conditions

      Contact person: Oguz Tanzer


        Batch: Fall 2021

        Prevention of pressure ulcers

        Contact person: Nuno Nobre


          Batch: Fall 2021

          Viability analysis of organ transplants, and neuronal and cardiac implants

          Contact person: Jarno Tanskanen


          Batch: Fall 2021

          Smart core needle for ensuring successful biopsy procedure

          Contact person: Maria Lavonen


          Batch: Fall 2021

          In vitro diagnostic test that predicts which patients will benefit from immunotherapy

          Contact person: Juho Pokki


            Batch: Fall 2021

            How to make vaccines thermostable

            Contact person: Manlio Fusciello

              Batch: Spring 2021

              Batch: Spring 2021

              Hair Repigmentation Therapy

              Contact person: Samim Sharifi


                Batch: Spring 2021

                Rapid diagnostics of human picornaviruses based on viral proteases

                Contact person: Petri Susi


                Batch: Spring 2021

                Unsomnia solution for diagnosis of insomnia

                Contact person: Timo Leppänen


                Batch: Spring 2021

                Characterizing aptamer—the next generation of affinity ligand

                Contact person: Yike Huang


                  Batch: Spring 2021

                  Novel method for histology

                  Contact person: Ilkka Paatero


                    Batch: Spring 2021

                    Oral microbiome imaging system

                    Contact person: Sepideh Parvanian


                      Batch: Spring 2021

                      mTMS – multilocus transcranial magnetic stimulation

                      Contact person: Kicic Dubravko


                        Batch: Spring 2021

                        Mathematic algorithm for personalized prediction of the risk for aortic dilatation and rupture

                        Contact person: Marja Hedman


                          Batch: Spring 2021

                          Detection of Corrosion from Stainless Steel Implements

                          Contact person: Juho Lehmusto


                          Batch: Spring 2021

                          Poly(jasmine lactone): A Versatile Platform for Drug Delivery

                          Contact person: Kuldeep Bansal

                          Batch: 2020
                          Smart Jumpsuit

                          Batch: 2020

                          Method for objective assessment of infant motor development

                          Contact person: Sampsa Vanhatalo


                          Batch: 2020

                          Tissue specific therapy for skin diseases

                          Contact person: Tero Järvinen


                          Batch: 2020

                          Platform for optimized production of biotechnological proteins

                          Contact person: Ville Paavilainen


                          Batch: 2020

                          Cognitive assessment in virtual reality

                          Contact person: Susanna Stjerna


                          Batch: 2020

                          Quantifying Epilepsy

                          Contact person: Veikko Jousmäki


                          Batch: 2020

                          Functional brain imaging reshaped

                          Contact person: Marko Havu

                          3D CelluGel

                          Batch: 2020

                          A Novel Cell Growth Matrix by 3D Printing of Biopolymers

                          Contact person: Chunlin Xu


                          Batch: 2020

                          Smart heart monitoring

                          Contact person: Arto Kotimaa


                          Batch: 2020

                          Accurate correction for QT interval ‒ the most important cardiac risk measure

                          Contact person: Esa Räsänen


                          Batch: 2020

                          Long-term oral drug delivery

                          Contact person: Antti Rahikkala


                          Batch: 2020

                          Functional insight into hypercholesterolemia patients

                          Contact person: Simon Pfisterer

                          Algoa Progress

                          Batch: 2020

                          Personalized treatment planning of osteoarthritis

                          Contact person: Joona Kemppainen

                          Solving the Mesh

                          Batch: 2020

                          Implantable mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse

                          Contact person: Jani Kuula


                          Batch: 2020

                          Indoor air diagnostics with fluorescent C. elegans nematodes

                          Contact person: Päivi Koskinen

                          Batch: 2019
                          Alternative Antibiotics

                          Batch: 2019

                          Novel therapeutics that can treat antimicrobial resistant bacteria

                          Contact person: Christopher Jonkergouw


                          Batch: 2019

                          Distal radius fractures artificial intelligence diagnostic tool

                          Contact person: Jorma Ryhänen


                          Batch: 2019

                          Ultrasound solution for cancer biopsies

                          Contact person: Jouni Rantanen


                          Batch: 2019

                          Simple droplet devices for biomedicine, diagnostics and pharma

                          Contact person: Päivi Saavalainen


                          Batch: 2019

                          Diagnostic test for vitamin B3 metabolism deficiency

                          Contact person: Liliya Euro

                          Batch: Fall 2018
                          PARKS – Parkinson’s Biomarker Test

                          Batch: Fall 2018

                          Parkinson’s signature biomarker assay

                          Contact person: Eleanor Coffey

                          Batch: Spring 2018
                          Team Scheperjans

                          Batch: Spring 2018

                          Microbiome based diagnostics for Parkinson’s disease

                          Contact person: Filip Scheperjans

                          Batch: Fall 2017

                          Batch: Fall 2017

                          AI solution for toxicity testing

                          Contact person: Dario Greco


                          Alumni: 2018
                          Team Scheperjans

                          Batch: Spring 2018

                          Microbiome based therapy for Parkinson’s disease
                          Preliminary contract with a large company

                          Contact person: Filip Scheperjans


                          Batch: Fall 2017

                          Tissue analysis for breast cancer surgery
                          Spin out to Olfactomics Oy

                          Contact person: Antti Roine


                          Batch: Pilot 2016 / Spring 2017

                          Nano structure for bioimaging
                          Spin-out to XFold Imaging Oy

                          Contact person: Timo Jäntti


                          Batch: Pilot 2016 / Spring 2017

                          Caries and infection prevention and treatment
                          Spin-out to Koite Health Oy

                          Contact person: Tommi Pätilä


                          Batch: Pilot 2016 / Spring 2017

                          Safety mechanism for surgical drills
                          Spin-out to Surgify Medical Oy

                          Contact person: Visa Sippola

                          Alumni: 2019
                          Liquid Biopsy Solutions

                          Batch: Fall 2018

                          Laboratory and computational method for liquid biopsies.
                          Spin-out to Genomill Health Oy

                          Contact person: Manu Tamminen

                          PPI Modulators

                          Batch: Fall 2018

                          Rational discovery of protein-protein interaction modulators

                          Spin-out to Aurlide Oy

                          Contact person: Olli Pentikäinen


                          Batch: Spring 2018

                          Novel single cell omics methods.
                          Spin-out to Scellex Oy

                          Contact person: Päivi Saavalainen


                          Batch: Fall 2017

                          Laser solution for eye treatment

                          Became a development case for industry.

                          Contact person: Jukka Viheriälä

                          Dialysis team

                          Batch: Spring 2017

                          Peritoneal diagnostics for dialysis patients.
                          Spin-out to Smart PD Solutions Oy

                          Contact person: Pirgit Silvast-Äikäs


                          Batch: Pilot 2016 / Spring 2017

                          Cancer drug for GIST
                          Spin out to Sartar Therapeutics Oy

                          Contact person: Harri Sihto

                          Alumni: 2020

                          Batch: Spring 2018

                          Method for extra-cellular vesicle isolation
                          Spin-out under establishment

                          Contact person: Maija Puhka


                          Batch: Spring 2018

                          Method to monitor the oxygenation of myocardial tissue
                          Spin-out to SpectroCor Oy

                          Contact person: Kalle Kotilahti


                          Batch: Spring 2018

                          Novel heat treatment for age related macular degeneration
                          Spin-out to Maculaser Oy

                          Contact person: Jani Tirronen

                          TB Biofilm

                          Batch: Spring 2018

                          Mycobacterial biofilms as anti-tuberculosis drug targets
                          Became a cornerstone of an extensive multinational research program (FIN, AUS, U.S., ZA...)

                          Contact person: Mataleena Parikka


                          Batch: Spring 2018

                          Light-activated antimicrobial surfaces and materials

                          Contact person: Alexandre Efimov


                          Batch: Fall 2017

                          Toxicity test for heart cells (FICAM based stem cell model)

                          Became a new solution for toxicity testing for FICAM.

                          Contact person: Tuula Heinonen

                          Ocular Surface Precision Panel

                          Batch: Spring 2017

                          Ocular biomarker panel and analysis
                          Spin-out under establishment

                          Contact person: Ulla Aapola

                          GreenSeq/ Seqnom

                          Batch: Spring 2017

                          Microbiological Analyses on (Blue) Bio- and Circular Economies
                          Spin-out to GreenSeq Oy

                          Contact person: Kirsi-Maarit Lehto

                          Alumni: 2021

                          Batch: 2020

                          Cardiac Micrograft Therapy™ for treating Ischhemic Scars and Heart Failure.

                          Spin-out to EpiHeart Oy.

                          Contact person: Kai Kronström


                          Batch: 2020

                          Natural medication for human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated warts.

                          Spin-out to Anison Therapeutics Oy

                          Contact person: Preethy Paul


                          Batch: 2019

                          Novel treatment for limbal epithelial stem cell deficiency.

                          Spin-out to StemSight Oy

                          Contact person: Laura Koivusalo


                          Batch: 2019

                          Topographically tuned and sustainable surfaces for biological applications.

                          Alumni due project manager was recruited as an innovation manager to University of Turku.

                          Contact person: Erik Niemelä