“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 (former HyperFunc project)

                        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