“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

                  Personalized symptom diary for patients

                  Contact person: Kaisa Pihlainen


                  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 under establishment

                  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