“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