“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

            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

                Novel method for histology

                Contact person: Ilkka Paatero


                  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: Fall 2021

                      Smart core needle for ensuring successful biopsy procedure.

                      Alumni due preparing a spinout.

                      Contact person: Maria Lavonen


                      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