In the projects list you will find all of our ongoing projects. Previous projects you can find on our Completed Projects site.
3C Cluster – Circular Materials and Solutions for Construction Industry
Duration: 1.10.2020 – 31.3.2022
Project partners: Turku Science Park Ltd. is the sole executor
Funding: The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The entire budget is 137 765 €, of which Turku Science Park Ltd. self-finances 50 %.
Project in a nutshell: The development project involves the construction of the 3C expertise cluster (Cluster – Circular Materials and Solutions for Construction Industry) in the Turku region. A group of around 20 construction industry companies, who have an interest in developing business operations based on circular economy, has been assembled for the project. The project opens up new avenues of experimentation for actors, so that companies can get their new circular economy-based products and services onto the market. They themselves are in charge of mobilizing their new solutions onto national and international markets, however, they will receive support from the 3C Cluster.
The role of Turku Science Park Ltd.: The company acts as the initiator and coordinator of the 3C cluster and brings together companies, institutes of higher education and actors from the public sector, and produces innovation and business development functions for cluster members. The project provides Turku Science Park Ltd. an opportunity to organize various company meetings, networks and workshops. Turku Science Park Ltd. is also in charge of the cluster’s marketing and communications while the project is running and after it concludes.
Contact person at Turku Science Park Ltd.: Reeta Huhtinen
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: Olof Malmström
BalticSatApps – Speeding up Copernicus innovation for the BSR environment and security
Duration: 1.10.2017 – 31.12.2020
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 Ltd: Timo Huttunen
BIC BRIDGE – Biomarker commercialization IVD applicable biomarker research and innovation implementation development guide
Duration: 1.10.2020 – 30.6.2021
Project coordinator: Ideklinikken, Aalborg University Hospital
Project partners: Turku Science Park Ltd, University of Turku, Labmaster Oy, Tartu BT Park OÜ, BioCon Valley® GmbH, Wroclaw Technology Park, Dianox APS and EATRIS.
Funding: The project is funded by Interreg Baltic Sea Region with a total budget of 755 000 €.
Project in a nutshell: Only a small fraction of all biomarker inventions progress to a commercial product: a diagnostic test for clinical use. The BIC (Biomarker Commercialization, 2017-2020) project aimed to promote the commercialization of these inventions and developed tools for researchers, supporting especially the early stages of product development. The BIC BRIDGE follow-up project complements the biomarker commercialization tools developed in the BIC project: develops guidance on the final stages of commercialization and product launch (TRL7-TRL9), identifies necessary training packages (business skills, quality systems, etc.), and describes a biomarker commercialization roadmap, based on the newest EU guidelines. The results of the project will be beneficial for companies, researchers, and technology transfer offices.
Turku Science Parki Ltd’s tasks in the project: Supplementing the commercialization guide, communication, and marketing.
Further information: https://biomarker.nu/
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Merja Tieaho
CircVol – Utilisation of side streams and masses of soil in cities
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
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
Developing the digital tourism ecosystem for the Southwest Finland
Project partners: Implementer and co-ordinator Turku Science Park Ltd.
Funding: Regional Council of Southwest Finland, total budget 83 730 euros.
Project in a nutshell: The aim of the project is to develop 1) a digital ecosystem for Southwest Finland tourism organisations, 2) collect tourism data into a single database to support the tourism branch and 3) implement agile and rapid experiments to promote the recovery of companies and local travel industry after COVID-19 constraints.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Hanna Lak
Digihealth Nordic Acceleration (DNA)
Duration: 1.10.2020 – 31.12.2021
Project partners: Turku Science Park Ltd (Lead Partner), Innovation Skåne AB and ScanBalt MTÜ
Funding: EU Interreg Baltic Sea Region. Total budget 50 000 €, Turku Science Park’s share 18 000 €.
Project in a nutshell: There is a need to create new ICT solutions for healthcare that would save the costs while increasing the efficiency and cost-benefit ratio of healthcare. DNA focuses to map the state of play and to develop a working and funding plan for a main project. The main project will focus and provide value and outcomes in 1) co-creation, validation and feedback from the doctors and end-users, 2) market entry preparation phase and 3) regulatory frameworks.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Tero Piispanen
Ecosystems of Growth (6Aika project)
Duration: 1.7.2018 – 30.12.2020
Project partners: City of Helsinki, Citys of Espoo, City of Vantaa, Turku Science Park Ltd., BusinessOulu, The Council of Tampere Region, Tredea
Project in a nutshell: With the Ecosystems of Growth project, the Six Cities support the research and product development of growth-seeking companies through innovation services and new networks. The Ecosystems of Growth project will develop innovation ecosystems for companies, which will include representatives from businesses, universities, investors and customers. These ecosystems will focus on improving the conditions of companies, facilitating the national and international networking and creating new initiatives.
Duties of Turku Science Park Ltd.: Turku Science Park Ltd. focuses in particular on three issues: 1) How to increase the current customer flow in cooperation with other six cities and how this issue can be better monitored and measured in the future. 2) To develop and launch innovation clusters focusing on growth and internationalization based on regional strengths 3) To develop and pilot a controlled service path from the end of existing startup services to the growth and internationalization services developed in the project. In addition, the expertise and services of the Turku region and Southwest Finland will be opened nationally.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Marko Puhtila
EEN 2021 – Enterprise Europe Network
Duration: 1.1.2020 – 31.12.2021
Funding: COSME Work Programme 2014
Project parners: Business Finland, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, 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
Experiences in the Countryside –development project
Duration: 1.3.2019 – 30.6.2021
Funding: Rural Development Programme for Mainland Finland 2014-2020 and the 10 municipalities in the Turku region. Total budget 210 734 euros.
Project in a nutshell: The goal of the project is to develop the co-operational network between tourism companies in the Turku region, increase their range of products, improve their ability to function year-round and further their level of expertise. As a result of the development project, products and services will be launched by tourism companies in the Turku region that attract new national and international demographics. If you want to take part in the project, do not be afraid to contact us!
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd.: Anne Muurinen
European Maritime Hotspots
Duration: 1.9.2020 – 31.12.2020
Project Partners: Main partner Turku University of Applied Sciences, other partners University of Turku, City of Turku, Turku Science Park Ltd. and Region Council of Southwest Finland.
Funding: Total budget EUR 189 900, of which Turku Science Park Ltd.’s share EUR 43 050.
Project in a nutshell: The project aims at multilateral advocacy cooperation in European maritime organizations and consortia, as well as bilateral European networking of strong maritime regions. The aim of strong joint networking is to promote the competitiveness of the European maritime industry and to highlight the maritime industry as an important strategic cluster. In addition, the aim is to increase the visibility and effectiveness of Finnish actors in European arenas and to increase European partnerships and maritime industry development projects and EU funding available to Southwest Finland.
Duties of Turku Science Park Ltd.: Turku Science Park Oy’s duty is business cooperation, networking with international development companies, strategic partnerships and the observation and analysis of weak signals.
Contact person in Turku Science Ltd.: Vesa Erkkilä
(Enhancing the innovation management capacity of Finnish SMEs by the Enterprise Europe Network)
Duration: 1.1.2020 – 31.12.2021
Project partners: Business Finland, Helsinki 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
GEN.ERA: diGital gENomic Alliance to Explore new maRket for Acceleration
This project has received funding from the European Union’s COSME program under grant agreement No 951197
Project partners: GIP Genopole (France), Distretto Tecnologicio Campania Biososcience Scarl (Italy), Tartu Biotechnology Park OÜ (Estonia), East Netherlands Development Agency Oost NL (Netherland) ja Turku Science Park Oy
Funding: COSME (Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs)
Project in a nutshell: GEN.ERA is a project where five EU life Sciences clusters and agency partners join and share their international competences and know-how to improve the scale-up of European start-ups and SMEs involved in the genomics value chain apply to healthcare, by a facilitated and successful collective access to a targeted global market. Genomics is the study of the complete set of DNA within an individual. Knowledge of individuals’ genetic make-up can help to understand their predisposition toward certain genetic diseases, inform the best course of prevention and treatment and contribute to precision medicine, gene therapies and so on. Today, genomics promises to change the way healthcare is delivered and patient lives and life expectancy improved. European SMEs in the genomics/engineering sector benefit from a solid international reputation, indeed it benefit from undeniable assets, in particular high-quality health data, strong public support for research and an efficient educational system. However, the sector remains geographically and sectorically fragmented. For SMEs offering niche technologies for specific industrial sectors or value chains, internationalization is the most efficient strategy to achieve high growth, and GENERA’s mission is to bring them into promising new international markets outside of EU. Moreover our proposal aims to stimulate the ecosystem as a whole, and will impact positively partners that can be integrated in our value chain such as academic, investors, industrial and health stakeholders.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Teppo Laaksonen
Green Mobility Chain
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: Hanna Lak
Growth from the Electrification Business Ecosystems
Duration: 1.4.2020 – 30.9.2022
Project partners: Yrityssalo Oy and Turku Science Park Ltd.
Funding: The entire project is EUR 728,224, of which ERDF funding accounts for EUR 509,757 (70%). Turku Science Park Ltd.’s share of ERDF funding is EUR 241,817.
Project in a nutshell: The joint project supports transport and society in efforts to reduce the use of fossil raw materials through electrification, while supporting the goals of mitigating climate change. The aim is to identify the players in battery technology in the region of Southwest Finland, to strengthen the competitiveness and attractiveness of companies in the region, to support the emergence of innovations in battery technologies and e-mobility, and to promote cooperation and international recognition in the national battery ecosystem.
Duties of TScP Oy: The task of Turku Science Park Ltd. is to identify those actors in the Turku region’s innovation environment (universities, public sector and companies) who have expertise in battery technology and e-mobility, and to build co-operation between them and thus support the emergence and internationalisation of Southwest Finland battery technology center of excellence and and business network.
Contact person in TScP Ltd.: Raimo Vuopionperä
Healthcare Testbed Intermediary (Terva)
Duration: 1.10.2019 – 30.9.2021
Project partners: Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku University Hospital
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
HNRY Carbon neutral and resource-wise business parks (6Aika project)
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
IRIS – Improved Results in Innovation Support
Duration: 1.10.2017 – 31.3.2021
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
Northbound Startups (NBS)
Duration: 1.2.2020 – 31.1.2022
Project partners: Turku Science Park Ltd (Lead Partner), Västerås Science Park and Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol
Funding: Interreg Central Baltic. Total budget for the project is 797 219,38 EUR of which 617.944,53 EUR ERDF. Turku Science Park Ltd’s share 359 719,38 euros.
Project in a nutshell: The project will increase cross-border teaming that will lead to promising startup creation. The other objective is to increase the investment and customer readiness of the startups.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Johanna Puhtila
Partnership model for sustainable neighbourhoods, KIEPPI (6Aika project)
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
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
Funding: ERDF / Central Baltic Interreg
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
Southwest Finland tourism industry development project
Duration: 1.11.2020 – 31.12.2021
Project partners: Turku Science Park Ltd.
Funding: The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment / Development projects promoting the recovery of tourism. Total budget € 217,150, of which project funding covers 80% (€ 173,720).
Project in a nutshell: The aim of the project is to promote the viability and competitiveness of tourism in Southwest Finland by making the province an information-driven sustainable tourism area and one of the top destinations for digital affordability in Finland. In the measures, we promote 1) sustainable tourism, e.g. extensive implementation of Visit Finland’s Sustainable Travel Finland program through company-specific consultations and program coaching, 2) strengthening the tourism ecosystem and building knowledge management, and 3) digital purchasing of sustainable products for tourism companies through online channels and Visit Finland’s data hub.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Anne Muurinen
Talent Hub Turku
Duration: 1.5.2019 – 30.4.2021
Funding: The funding of the project is a part of the Economy Boost AIKO-funding by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, managed by the Council of Tampere Region.
In brief: The aim of the Talent Turku ecosystem model is to increase the attractiveness of the region to international talents, to enhance the attractiveness of the region, to channel the expertise of international experts already in the region to support business growth and internationalisation and innovation. Talent Turku serves as a platform for cooperation and service of international experts, companies, universities, organisations and the public sector. The area of influence is the entire Turku region and, more broadly, the whole area of Southwest Finland.
Duties of TScP: Turku Science Park Oy coordinates the Talent Turku ecosystem and links the activities of the Talent Hub in question to national and international networks and activities.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Lotta Kujanpää