In the projects list you will find all of our ongoing projects. Previous projects you can find on our Completed Projects site.

4SmartGrowth

Duration: 1.4.2019 – 31.3.2021
Project partners: Swedish Incubators and Science Parks (SISP), Västerås Science ParkTallinn Science Park TehnopolBusiness Tampere and Turku Science Park Ltd.
Funding: Interreg Central Baltic.
Project in a nutshell: 4SmartGrowth aims at increasing the CB smart solutions providing SMEs export possibilities by opening the already existing business connections that partners have reached separately, into the joint use of all five partner regions´ SMEs. The chosen target markets are Chile as well Hebei and Guangzhou provinces in China. The project will create action plans for each market, select and train the SMEs that has potential to start export, develops business support for SMEs tailor made for each market, and organises export missions and pilot cases’ implementation into the target markets.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Teppo Laaksonen


ASIA CLEAN

Duration:: 1.4.2019 – 31.3.2021
Project partners: Green Net Finland, Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol and Turku Science Park Ltd
Funding: Interreg Central Baltic.
Project in a nutshell: ASIA-CLEAN project boosts new exports of cleantech and environmental technology products and services from Finland and Estonia to Asia, particularly to North-East China and Malaysia.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Tero Karhi


BalticSatApps – Speeding up Copernicus innovation for the BSR environment and security

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Duration: 1.10.2017 – 30.9.2020
Project partners: University of Turku, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Tartu Teaduspark AS, Tartu Observatory, Cracow University of Technology
Funding: Baltic Sea Region Interreg 2014 – 2020. Total budget: EUR 2.8 million (European Regional Development Fund 1.8 million and ENI/Russian co-financing 0.4. million)
Project in a nutshell: Project aims to increase the market uptake of open satellite data by 1) increasing the awareness and accessibility of the open satellite data; 2) facilitating the open innovation ecosystem that satellite data providers, developer community (ICT professionals and SMEs) and end user community; 3) increasing capacities of local busines development organizations to support most promising busines ideas to develop into mature and sustainable economic activity; and 4) contributing to policy making processes that ensure the accessibility and usability of open satellite data and favor the business development support.
Further information: http://balticsatapps.eu/
Contact person in Turku Science Park LtdTimo Huttunen

CB Springboard

Duration: 1.12.2015 – 31.1.2018
Project partners: University of Turku (Turku, Finland), Turku Science Park Ltd (Turku, Finland), Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol (Tallinn, Estonia), Tallinn University of Technology (Tallinn, Estonia), Latvia Technology Park (Riga, Latvia) and Riga Technical University (Riga, Latvia)
Funding: Central Baltic Interreg Programme 2014 – 2020.

Results: Central Baltic Startup Springboard supported the development of new startups in Turku, Tallinn and Riga and their cross-border collaboration.Total budget for the project was 1.338.502 EUR of which 1.078.053 ERDF. Project period was 01.11.2015-31.01.2018.

Springboard provided a supported path towards entrepreneurship by implementing three joint 10-week business acceleration programs and coaching for the most potential teams. Targeted B2B matchmaking activities were also organised in order to support already established early-stage companies. By combining expertise across borders, it is easier to find potential business ideas and to establish globally competitive joint teams with versatile know-how and experience.

The goals set for the project were achieved. The final meeting in September 2017 summarised the best practises and lessons learned by the organisers and participants of the Springboard accelerator programmes. 81 teams with 179 team members in three cities participated in the project. The Project supported the creation of a total of 18 registered cross-border co-operative companies, four of which were joint companies. CB Springboard succeeded in increasing the cross-border collaboration of start-ups and business development organisations in Turku, Tallinn and Riga.

Further information: http://www.cbspringboard.eu/en
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd:: Johanna Puhtila

 

BiC – Biomarker Commercialization

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Duration: 1.10.2017 – 30.9.2020
Project partners:  coordinator: Ideklinikken, Aalborg University Hospital, partners: Turku Science Park Ltd, Biopeople/University of Copenhagen, Tartu Biotechnology Park, University of Turku, ScanBalt, BioCon Valley, University of Vilnius, Wroclaw Technology Park and ScanBalt fmba
Funding: Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014 – 2020. The project’s budget EUR 2.55 million and it is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme with EUR 1.96 million.
Project in a nutshell: This project aims to ensure a more successful commercialization of biomarkers in the Baltic Sea Region. Biomarkers is an area which is becoming increasingly important, giving rise to new areas of diagnostic and treatment and is forming the foundation of the new trend of personalized medicine.
The consortium has identified a gap in the current commercialization process, which can only be bridged by implementing a new, improved commercialization model, co-created with industry. Thus, this project aims to:
– Develop a screening procedure for early identification of the best biomarker projects
– Develop a commercialization model for biomarkers, ensuring early industry involvement
– Create a BSR Biomarker Ecosystem
The project is initiated by the technology transfer offices (TTOs), but all stakeholders from researchers, cluster organizations and industry will be involved in creating the project output.
More information at biomarker.nu/
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Merja Tieaho


BIOPEN

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Duration: 1.5.2017 – 31.12.2019
Project partners: BioEconomy Cluster ja CLIB 2021, Germany, Green Chemistry Cluster, Poland, BioBasedDelta – cluster, Holland, PNO/ Ciaotech Srl, Italy, Innovation Engineering Srl, Italy, Europe Unlimited, Belgium ja National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Smart Chemsitry Park / Turku Science Park Oy, Finland
Funding: Horizon2020 / Bio-based industries
Project in a nutshell: The  project brings together European bio-economic clusters and aims to find new opportunities for cooperation in the bioenergy industry. The project web site provides information on European project funding opportunities related to the bio-economy and other relevant information on patents and freely available scientific publications. Companies and universities can also search for partners to design and implement a common EU project. Bio-economic clusters participating in the project will organize networking events in different countries, where they can explore other European bio-economists and find opportunities for cooperation.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd:: Reeta Huhtinen

 

CircVol – Utilisation of side streams and masses of soil in cities

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Duration: 1.8.2018 – 31.12.2020
Project partners: Turku Science Park Ltd , Åbo Akademi, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Regional Council of Southwest Finland, City of Helsinki, Forum Virium Helsinki Oy, Finnish Environment Institute, Geological Survey of Finland GTK , TTY-säätiö sr, University of Tampere, City of Oulu, Oulu University of Applied Sciences
Funding: ERDF
Project in a nutshell: CircVol project promotes business that subscribes to the ideas of circular economy and the utilisation of large volumes of industrial side streams and earth masses in earthworks. More than 90 per cent of accumulated waste comes from the extractive industry and manufacturing sector. Side streams from the manufacturing sector are not utilised sufficiently as of yet, even though collection and refining technologies are already highly developed. The efficient reuse of earth masses can be harnessed to achieve significant economic savings and promote the carbon neutrality objectives of cities.
In the CircVol project, companies develop new solutions and apply existing methods. CircVol supports interaction between companies, institutions of higher education and public bodies, which in turn enables the extensive implementation of circular economy solutions. In addition to this, the project brings industry operators together to form a national network that develops operational models to promote business that is in keeping with the principles of circular economy.
Duties of TScP Oy: Turku Science Park coordinates the project.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd:: Reeta Huhtinen

 

EEN 2019 – Enterprise Europe Network

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Duration: 1.1. – 31.12.2019
Funding: COSME Work Programme 2014
Project parners:  Business Finland, Helsingin seudun kauppakamari, Turku Science Park Ltd.
Project in a nutshell:Enterprise Europe Network offers internationalization services for SMEs. The network provides an extensive selection of services ranging from EU-specific advisory services to support for international technology transfer. The network operates in more than sixty countries, also including some outside the EU, such as Norway, Russia and the United States. The network’s service providers include roughly 600 organisations and more than 3,000 experts. In Finland, Business Finland coordinates the Network.
Tasks of TScP Ltd.: ​The tasks of the TScP include acquiring new customers, conducting customer needs and technology studies on international partnerships, drafting business profiles for the Network’s Partner Opportunities Database, and finding suitable profiles for customers there. TScP also organizes business contact events and company visits with other network partners, as appropriate.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Olli mankonen

 

FINKAMIE2018 (FINKAMIE2021)

(Enhancing the innovation management capacity of Finnish SMEs by the Enterprise Europe Network)

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Duration: 1.1. – 31.12.2019 (1.1.2020 – 31.12.2021)
Project partners: Business FinlandHelsinki Region Chamber of Commerce
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Project in a nutshell: First specific objective of the project is to provide Key account management services to beneficiaries of the SME instrument. These services aim to identify bottlenecks to the creation of economic impact in companies benefitting from grants by Horizon2020’s SME instrument. Second specific objective is to provide services, which enhance the innovation management capacity of SMEs. This service will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of innovation processes in small and medium sized enterprises with significant innovation activities that could potentially become beneficiaries of European support to research and innovation but would not have effective access to consulting services for innovation management. The service includes an assessment of innovation management capacity and development actions based on the assessment.
Duties of Turku Science Park Ltd.: Service production.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd
: Olli Mankonen

 

HUIMA – New ideas for energy efficiency in industry

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Duration: 1.9.2018– 31.8.2020
Project partners: Turku Science Park Ltd., Posintra Oy
Funding: ERDF
Project in a nutshell: The objective of the HUIMA program is to increase business within circular economy and pay attention to smart utilization of industrial excess heat. The program sorts out appropriate sources of excess energy as targets for the common idea contest arranged by the program. A cross provincial idea contest with a goal to find new ideas and proposals about utilization of excess heat will be planned and organised. Parties (companies and e.g. academy students) who might be interested in participating in the contest will be sought. Potential ideas are refined together with the presenters and the companies who have provided competition subjects with an aim to speed up the time of idea processing. In addition, paths for further development of ideas and business plans are sought and offered.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Olof Malmström

 

IRIS – Improved Results in Innovation Support

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Duration: 1.10.2017 – 30.9.2020
Project partners:  14 partners from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany and Russia.
Funding: Baltic Sea Region Interreg. Total budget: EUR 2,69 million (European Regional Development Fund EUR 1.8 million,  European Neighbourhood Instrument EUR  0.16 million, Norwegian Funding EUR 0.12 million)
Project in a nutshell: The project will improve and strengthen management and support capacity in Baltic Sea Region incubator organisations.  The idea is to become acquainted with regional organizations, share good practices, and implement them practically in one’s own organization. This will result in more vibrant companies, which will lead the Baltic Sea region forward as a dynamic and innovative economic area. An important part of the project is also to develop and maintain a functioning multinational co-operation and to plan future co-operation projects.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd:  Peter Lostedt

6Aika – HNRY Carbon neutral and resource-wise business parks

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Duration: 1.5.2019–28.2.2021
Project partners: 
City of Helsinki, City of Turku, City of Vantaa, City of Espoo, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Turku University, Turku Science Park Ltd.
Funding: European Regional Development Fund
Project in a nutshell: The aim of the participating cities is to become carbon neutral between 2029 and 2035. The project supports development of industrial areas and their groups of companies into world-class low-carbon and resource-wise actors. In Turku, the aim is to build the Blue Industry Park into a carbon neutral, world-class production and innovation cluster for the maritime and manufacturing industries. Turku Science Park Ltd. focuses on developing the concept by concrete measures. The intention is to find common ground and a practical way of working together for the site operator and all the companies working in the Blue Industry Park area as well as the City of Turku. The project consists of four cross sectional working packages WP1: conceptualization, WP2: collaboration and communication, WP3: piloting and indicators, WP4: monitoring and evaluation. All project partners take part in all working packages by bringing together the experiments and templates etc. executed in the target areas.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Vesa Erkkilä

6Aika Kieppi

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Duration: 1.8.2019–31.6.2021
Project partners: City of Tampere, City of Espoo, Turku Science Park Ltd.
Funding: European Regional Development Fund
Project in a nutshell: The cities of Tampere, Espoo and Turku have decided to become carbon neutral by 2029 to 2035. All three cities are in the midst of developing sustainable and carbon neutral neighborhoods (Tampere – Hiedanranta area, Espoo – Kera area, Turku – Science Park area in Kupittaa) and in this project the aim is to tie the development closely with business creation around circular, platform and sharing economy. The planning and piloting of solutions in e.g. different services, waste management and reuse of resources is done in cooperation with companies, research organisations, cities and citizens. This procedure will be developed into a partnership model that can be scaled and profited also in other neighborhoods and cities.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Aino Ukkola

6Aika – Smart City Guidance 

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Duration: 1.9.2017–31.12.2019
Project partners: City of Helsinki, City of Tampere, City of TurkuTurku University of Applied Sciences and Turku Science Park Ltd
Funding: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Project in a nutshell:Providing people with guidance in urban areas can increase the attractiveness, safety and hospitality of cities. In order to function properly, the methods of guidance must be coherent, coordinated, outreaching and capable of providing memorable experiences. A comprehensive concept of city guidance includes both traditional and modern technological solutions. We are building a new Smart City Guidance concept for the cities of Turku, Tampere and Helsinki. The concept encompasses every aspect of city guidance and provides a handbook for cities, companies and stakeholders. Rapid experiments enable companies to be involved in creating an innovative guidance concept with us and test and develop their products.
Duties of TScP Ltd.: Project coordinator.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Elina Malén
Project web sitehttps://itsasign.fi/en/frontpage/


6Aika – Kasvun ekosysteemit: yritysten kasvun mahdollistaminen kuutoskaupunkien yhteistyössä

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Toteutusaika: 1.7.2018 – 30.12.2020
Hankepartnerit: Helsingin kaupunki, Espoon kaupunki, Vantaan kaupunki, Turku Science Park Oy, BusinessOulu, Pirkanmaan liitto, Tredea
Rahoitus: EAKR
Sisältö: Hankkeen tavoitteena on tukea kasvuhakuisia yrityksiä kiinnittymään niille sopiviin tutkimus- ja tuotekehitystoimintaa tukeviin verkostoihin sekä kehittää yritystoimintaa kaupunkiseuduille.
TScP Oy:n tehtävät: TScP keskittyy erityisesti kolmeen asiaan: 1) Miten nykyistä asiakasvirtaa saadaan kasvatettua yhteistyössä muiden kuutoskaupunkien kanssa ja miten tätä asiaa pystytään tulevaisuudessa paremmin seuraamaan ja mittaamaan. 2) Alueellisiin vahvuuksiin perustuvien kasvuun ja kansainvälistymiseen keskittyvien innovaatiokeskittymien kehittämiseen ja käynnistämiseen 3) Kehitetään ja pilotoidaan hallittu palvelupolku olemassa olevien startup-palvelujen päättymisestä hankkeessa kehitettäviin kasvu ja kansainvälistymispalveluihin. Lisäksi avataan Turun seudun ja Varsinais-Suomen osaamista ja palveluja kansallisesti.
Yhteyshenkilö TScP Oy:ssä: Marko Puhtila

Scandria®2Act – Sustainable and Multimodal Transport Actions in the Scandinavian-Adriatic Corridor 

Duration: 1.5.2016 – 30.5.2019
Project partners: 19 partners from Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark ans Germany.
Funding: Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020
Project in a nutshell: Main objective is to foster clean multimodal transport to increase connectivity and competitiveness of corridor regions while minimising negative environmental impact  induced by transport.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Pipa Turvanen
Lue lisää >> www.scandria-corridor.eu

Smart Clusters for Smart Growth through Joint Business Intelligence – 4Smart Growth

Duration: 1.4.2019 – 30.6.2021
Project partner: SISP Swedish Incubators & Science Parks, Stockholm, Sweden, Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol, Tallinn, Estonia, Turku Science Park Ltd, Turku, Finland, Västerås Science Park AB, Västerås, Sweden, Posintra Ltd, Porvoo, Finland
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Project in a nutshell: Project 4SmartGrowth aims at increasing the CB smart solutions providing SMEs export possibilities by opening the already existing business connections that partners have reached separately, into the joint use of all five partner regions´ SMEs. Activities include matchmaking, training and information packages, supported and targeted export promotion trips, and a unique Nordic network of SMEs in the same situation.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Sami Uusitalo

 

Talent Hub Turku

Duration: 1.5.2019 – 30.4.2021
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Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Pipa Turvanen

 

Terveysalan välittäjäalusta (Terva)
Healthcare Testbed Intermediary

Duration:  1.10.2019 – 30.9.2021
Project partners: Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku University Hospital
Funding: ERDF
Project in a nutshell: In Finland, testing and co-development of health-related solutions is commonly done in organizations that either offer health services, or train healthcare professionals – in the organizations’ healthcare testbeds. However, there are two fundamental problems associated to these services in Finland. Firstly, companies are not aware or the availability or scope of the testbed services. Secondly, the testbed services are rarely a core function of the provider organization. In this project, a solution is provided to these problems in the form of intermediary platform. The platform brings together all healthcare testbeds and finds the most suitable testbed services for the companies.
Duties of TScP: Project coordinator, project implementation
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Janne Lahtiranta

 

V-S Tekoälyverkosto | South-West Finland AI Network

   

Duration: 1.5.2018 – 30.4.2020
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Funding: European Regional Development Fund / Uudenmaan liitto
In Brief: South-West Finland AI Network project has the goal of creating a network and tools that the companies and other operators in the region can use to best utilize the opportunities in AI in order to benefit business, competitiveness, and
economic growth. The activities of the project are divided into three work packages. 1) Creating the South-West Finland AI Network, 2) Enhancing the capabilities of the SMEs, 3) Connecting the AI network both nationally and internationally
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Michael Lindholm

Vihreät matkaketjut (Green Mobility Chain -project)

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Duration: 1.9.2019– 31.8.2021
Project partners: Turku Science Park Oy, Turun ammattikorkeakoulu Oy
Funding: European Regional Development Fund / Uudenmaan liitto
Project in a nutshell: The Green Mobility Chain project’s objectives are to add energy efficient and low carbon mobility and to create new business opportunities for companies by enhancing energy efficient mobility, and by increasing the understanding of mobility chains.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Petra Niskanen