“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: Spring 2022
Omakuulo – digital hearing diagnostics

Batch: Spring 2022

Contact person: Aarno Dietz


    Batch: Spring 2022

    Light- reconfigurable substrate for cell cultures

    Contact person: Arri Priimägi


    Batch: Spring 2022

    Mental health services

    Contact person: Eero Haikonen

    CITEP: organ-on-chip based technology

    Batch: Spring 2022

    Contact person: Benedek Poor


      Batch: Spring 2022

      Bio-armored Mitochondria Initiate a Fundamental Therapeutic Era Beyond Horizon

      Contact person: Hongbo Zhang

      Multivision Diagnostics

      Batch: Spring 2022

      An automated and scalable computational tool for precision cancer diagnosis and personalized treatment selection

      Contact person: Karolina Punovuori

      Batch: Fall 2021

      Batch: Fall 2021

      AI for the detection of heart transplant rejection

      Contact person: Juha Peltonen


      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

                Rapid diagnostics of human picornaviruses based on viral proteases

                Contact person: Petri Susi


                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

                          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

                          Integrated Secretion Solutions

                          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

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

                          Contact person: Esa Räsänen


                          Batch: 2020

                          Functional insight into hypercholesterolemia patients (former HyperFunc project).

                          Contact person: Simon Pfisterer

                          Solving the Mesh

                          Batch: 2020

                          Implantable mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse

                          Contact person: Jani Kuula


                          Alumni: 2018
                          Team Scheperjans

                          Batch: Spring 2018

                          Microbiome based therapy for Parkinson’s disease.
                          A 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

                          Light controlled protein production.
                          An alumni due Project Manager got recruited to Bayer.

                          Contact person: Jari Rossi


                          Batch: Spring 2018

                          Extra cellular vesicle solution for bleeding disorders.
                          An alumni due Project Manager got recruited to Mayo Clinic (USA).

                          Contact person: Mayank Saraswat


                          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: 2019

                          High-quality vertigo diagnostics for primary care physicians.
                          Alumni due got a funding for another project.

                          Contact person: Tuomas Hyytiä


                          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.
                          IP acquired by Plasmonics Oy

                          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

                          Long-term oral drug delivery.
                          Alumni due Prof. Helder Santos got recruited as Head of Biomedical Engineering at UMCG (Groningen, NED).

                          Contact person:


                          Batch: 2020

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

                          Spin-out to Anison Therapeutics Oy

                          Contact person: Preethy Paul

                          Algoa Progress

                          Batch: 2020

                          Personalized treatment planning of osteoarthritis.
                          Spin-out to Algoa Progress.

                          Contact person: Joona Kemppainen


                          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 got recruited as Innovation Manager at University of Turku.

                          Contact person: Erik Niemelä

                          Team Scheperjans

                          Batch: Spring 2018

                          Microbiome based diagnostics for Parkinson’s disease.
                          Joint development and licensing agreement.

                          Contact person: Filip Scheperjans


                          Batch: Fall 2017

                          AI solution for toxicity testing.
                          Solution in pilot use in industry.

                          Contact person: Dario Greco

                          Alumni: 2022

                          Batch: 2020

                          Smart heart monitoring.

                          Spin-out to Sonai Health Oy.

                          Contact person: Arto Kotimaa


                          Batch: 2020

                          Indoor air diagnostics with fluorescent C. elegans nematodes.
                          Lead to a co-research project.

                          Contact person: Päivi Koskinen


                          Batch: 2019

                          Therapeutics for antimicrobial resistant bacteria.

                          VIRI became Arivin Therapeutics and was accepted to German/Swiss INCATE Incubator.

                          Contact person: Christopher Jonkergouw


                          Batch: 2019

                          Distal radius fractures artificial intelligence diagnostic tool.
                          Preparations for a startup in progress.

                          Contact person: Jorma Ryhänen


                          Batch: 2019

                          Ultrasound solution for cancer biopsies
                          Spin-out/licensing under development.

                          Contact person: Jouni Rantanen


                          Batch: 2019

                          Simple droplet devices for biomedicine, diagnostics and pharma.
                          Got continuing development funding.

                          Contact person: Päivi Saavalainen


                          Batch: 2019

                          Diagnostic test for vitamin B3 metabolism deficiency.

                          Spin-out to NADMED Oy

                          Contact person: Liliya Euro

                          PARKS – Parkinson’s Biomarker Test

                          Batch: Fall 2018

                          Parkinson’s signature biomarker assay.
                          Ongoing large validation study, new things emerging with MJFF funding.

                          Contact person: Eleanor Coffey