“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: 2021
Team Sanmark

Batch: 2021

Rapid test for infection screening: saliva, surfacea and air

Contact person: Enni Sanmark


    Batch: 2021

    Hair Repigmentation Therapy

    Contact person: Samim Sharifi


      Batch: 2021

      Rapid diagnostics of human picornaviruses based on viral proteases

      Contact person: Petri Susi


      Batch: 2021

      Unsomnia solution for diagnosis of insomnia

      Contact person: Timo Leppänen


      Batch: 2021

      Characterizing aptamer—the next generation of affinity ligand

      Contact person: Yike Huang


        Batch: 2021

        Novel method for histology

        Contact person: Ilkka Paatero


          Batch: 2021

          Oral microbiome imaging system

          Contact person: Sepideh Parvanian


            Batch: 2021

            mTMS – multilocus transcranial magnetic stimulation

            Contact person: Kicic Dubravko


              Batch: 2021

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

              Contact person: Marja Hedman


                Batch: 2021

                Detection of Corrosion from Stainless Steel Implements

                Contact person: Juho Lehmusto


                Batch: 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 under establishment

                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