Projects

“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
AIDHEART

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

    hentoTouch

    Batch: Fall 2021

    Non-invasive and non-pharmacological solution to support rehabilitation from AUD

    Contact person: Jukka Planman

      Urisens

      Batch: Fall 2021

      Diaper embedded biosensor platform, that screens abnormal clinical conditions

      Contact person: Oguz Tanzer

        Nosore

        Batch: Fall 2021

        Prevention of pressure ulcers

        Contact person: Nuno Nobre

        OrganAnalytics

        Batch: Fall 2021

        Viability analysis of organ transplants, and neuronal and cardiac implants

        Contact person: Jarno Tanskanen

        LightOpsy

        Batch: Fall 2021

        Smart core needle for ensuring successful biopsy procedure

        Contact person: Maria Lavonen

        Immunate

        Batch: Fall 2021

        In vitro diagnostic test that predicts which patients will benefit from immunotherapy

        Contact person: Juho Pokki

          GLOBEVAC

          Batch: Fall 2021

          How to make vaccines thermostable

          Contact person: Manlio Fusciello

            Batch: Spring 2021
            Melanew

            Batch: Spring 2021

            Hair Repigmentation Therapy

            Contact person: Samim Sharifi

              Proteabs

              Batch: Spring 2021

              Rapid diagnostics of human picornaviruses based on viral proteases

              Contact person: Petri Susi

              Unsomnia

              Batch: Spring 2021

              Unsomnia solution for diagnosis of insomnia

              Contact person: Timo Leppänen

              Captamer

              Batch: Spring 2021

              Characterizing aptamer—the next generation of affinity ligand

              Contact person: Yike Huang

                3DFluoHisto

                Batch: Spring 2021

                Novel method for histology

                Contact person: Ilkka Paatero

                  BacSnap

                  Batch: Spring 2021

                  Oral microbiome imaging system

                  Contact person: Sepideh Parvanian

                    mTMS

                    Batch: Spring 2021

                    mTMS – multilocus transcranial magnetic stimulation

                    Contact person: Kicic Dubravko

                      Corflux

                      Batch: Spring 2021

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

                      Contact person: Marja Hedman

                        Decossi

                        Batch: Spring 2021

                        Detection of Corrosion from Stainless Steel Implements

                        Contact person: Juho Lehmusto

                        JasminePro

                        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

                        DecoDerma

                        Batch: 2020

                        Tissue specific therapy for skin diseases

                        Contact person: Tero Järvinen

                        SmartID

                        Batch: 2020

                        Platform for optimized production of biotechnological proteins

                        Contact person: Ville Paavilainen

                        CogSet

                        Batch: 2020

                        Cognitive assessment in virtual reality

                        Contact person: Susanna Stjerna

                        Euphotic

                        Batch: 2020

                        Quantifying Epilepsy

                        Contact person: Veikko Jousmäki

                        MEG-MRI

                        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

                        Wittify

                        Batch: 2020

                        Smart heart monitoring

                        Contact person: Arto Kotimaa

                        AccuQT

                        Batch: 2020

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

                        Contact person: Esa Räsänen

                        Capsamedix

                        Batch: 2020

                        Long-term oral drug delivery

                        Contact person: Antti Rahikkala

                        Moncyte

                        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

                        TOXELEGANS

                        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

                        FRACTAID

                        Batch: 2019

                        Distal radius fractures artificial intelligence diagnostic tool

                        Contact person: Jorma Ryhänen

                        AdvaNeedle

                        Batch: 2019

                        Ultrasound solution for cancer biopsies

                        Contact person: Jouni Rantanen

                        DropPen

                        Batch: 2019

                        Simple droplet devices for biomedicine, diagnostics and pharma

                        Contact person: Päivi Saavalainen

                        NADMed

                        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
                        NEXTCAST

                        Batch: Fall 2017

                        AI solution for toxicity testing

                        Contact person: Dario Greco

                        Alumni

                        Alumni: 2018
                        Team Scheperjans

                        Batch: Spring 2018

                        Microbiome based therapy for Parkinson’s disease
                        Preliminary contract with a large company

                        Contact person: Filip Scheperjans

                        Olfactomics

                        Batch: Fall 2017

                        Tissue analysis for breast cancer surgery
                        Spin out to Olfactomics Oy

                        Contact person: Antti Roine

                        SEBI-Group

                        Batch: Pilot 2016 / Spring 2017

                        Nano structure for bioimaging
                        Spin-out to XFold Imaging Oy

                        Contact person: Timo Jäntti

                        iDenta

                        Batch: Pilot 2016 / Spring 2017

                        Caries and infection prevention and treatment
                        Spin-out to Koite Health Oy

                        Contact person: Tommi Pätilä

                        Surgify

                        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

                        SCELLOMICS

                        Batch: Spring 2018

                        Novel single cell omics methods.
                        Spin-out to Scellex Oy

                        Contact person: Päivi Saavalainen

                        EyeLase

                        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

                        Sartar

                        Batch: Pilot 2016 / Spring 2017

                        Cancer drug for GIST
                        Spin out to Sartar Therapeutics Oy

                        Contact person: Harri Sihto

                        Alumni: 2020
                        FastEV

                        Batch: Spring 2018

                        Method for extra-cellular vesicle isolation
                        Spin-out under establishment

                        Contact person: Maija Puhka

                        Heart4Oxygen

                        Batch: Spring 2018

                        Method to monitor the oxygenation of myocardial tissue
                        Spin-out to SpectroCor Oy

                        Contact person: Kalle Kotilahti

                        Maculaser

                        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

                        LASU

                        Batch: Spring 2018

                        Light-activated antimicrobial surfaces and materials

                        Contact person: Alexandre Efimov

                        HuManCardio

                        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
                        EpiHeart

                        Batch: 2020

                        Cardiac Micrograft Therapy™ for treating Ischhemic Scars and Heart Failure.

                        Spin-out to EpiHeart Oy.

                        Contact person: Kai Kronström

                        Anison

                        Batch: 2020

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

                        Spin-out to Anison Therapeutics Oy

                        Contact person: Preethy Paul

                        StemSight

                        Batch: 2019

                        Novel treatment for limbal epithelial stem cell deficiency.

                        Spin-out to StemSight Oy

                        Contact person: Laura Koivusalo

                        TopoCoating

                        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