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SPARK Finland – Open call for new projects

JanuaryJan 142019

SPARK Finland – Open call for new projects


SPARK Finland program is designed to increase the maturity of academic and clinical discoveries towards practical solutions in the life science and health tech space.

Program supports also career development by educating scientists, students and clinicians on drug and health tech discovery and development, and building the understanding of business aspects related to the discoveries.

SPARK works in close relationship with innovation and technology transfer offices of universities, research institutions and hospitals. SPARK Finland follows the same principles that have been cornerstones of SPARK at Stanford, and their program is an official member of SPARK Global network.



SPARK Finland opens a call for projects targeting on new solutions in healthtech and life science space.
Eligible applicants are from Helsinki, Tampere and Turku regions – faculty, scientists, clinicians, students – from SPARK’s affiliated institutions (more info here).

Deadline: Jan 14th 2019 16:00.
Program starts: Feb 2019


Calls are targeted for wide spectrum in health tech and life science field; from drugs and vaccines to diagnostics and med tech – all the way to bioinformatics and healthIT.

The solution of the proposed project must:

  • address an unmet need in area of life science, medicine and health
  • utilize a novel approach (preferably with opportunity to IP)
  • have the potential to advance to clinic, clinical trials or commercialization within 2-3 years

1. Use the application form and send the two-page application to apply(at)
2. Be selected and get invited to pitch your project
3. Selected projects will receive full spectrum of our support.

The accepted projects will receive mentorship from industry experts, education on commercialization and business and access to global network of SPARK programs and their affiliates. Also, the program is able to provide small financial support based on the accomplishment of milestones.

More info on the open call can be found on the SPARK website.


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January 14, 2019
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