On this site you can find Turku Science Park Ltd’s previous projects. Find current projects on our Projects site.

 

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

 

CB HealthAccess – Access to Distant Markets in Health and Wellness 

Duration: 1.9.2015 – 31.12.2018
Project partners: Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol, Tartu Biotechnology Park, Turku Science Park ltd, Enixus Baltics Latvia, Swedish Medtech cluster
Funding: Central Baltic Interreg program Budget: 1 242 359,33 Eur from the European Regional Development Fund.
Project in a nutshell: CB HealthAccess focuses on supporting health technology companies to enter into new distant markets with their products. Each project partner has chosen one distant market where it has good experience (a partner organisation and at least one client company has achieved sales) and will open this market to the clients of other project partners. The selection of markets is from the other hand based on the potential target markets of partner cluster companies. The project will result in 73 health companies supported in market access to four distant markets and at least 12 companies selling.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd:: Teppo Laaksonen
Further information >>  www.cbhealthaccess.eu

 

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

 

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

 

Life Science -kiihdyttämö 

Toteutusaika: 1.8.2016–31.12.2018
HankepartneritTurun yliopisto, Turun ammattikorkeakoulu Oy
Rahoitus: EAKR (50%) ja TEM (17%)
Sisältö: Tavoitteena on, Varsinais-Suomen maakuntastrategian mukaisesti, luoda uudenlainen ja pysyvä alueellinen toimialaspesifinen yhteistoimintarakenne ja -prosessi, joka tehostaa ja kiihdyttää alueen Life Science -alan kansainvälisesti kilpailukykyisten innovaatioiden tunnistamista ja jatkokehittämistä kaupallistamiskelpoisiksi sekä varhaisvaiheen yritysten kasvua ja kansainvälistymistä. Kiihdyttämön uudenlainen toimintamalli tulee olemaan laatuaan ensimmäinen Suomen life science -toimialalla. Life Science -kiihdyttämöhanke on valmisteltu yhteistyössä alueen keskeisten toimijoiden kanssa eli Turun ammattikorkeakoulu Oy (Turun AMK), Turun yliopisto, Varsinais-Suomen sairaanhoitopiirin kuntayhtymä / Turun yliopistollinen keskussairaala (Tyks) ja Åbo Akademi.
TScP Oy:n tehtävät: TScP vastaa toimenpidekokonaisuuksista 1,4,5 ja 6. Toimenpidekokonaisuudessa 1. luodaan uudenlainen, alueellista yhteistyötä syventävä ja tehostava Life Science -kiihdyttämön toimintamalli. Toimenpidekokonaisuudessa 4. rakennetaan kiihdyttämön toimintamallin eri toimenpiteiden käyttöön monipuolinen temaattinen verkosto. Toimenpidekokonaisuudessa 5. luodaan ja pilotoidaan mentoroinnin toimintamalli, jonka avulla saadaan arvokasta tietoa siitä, minkälaista vaikuttavuutta syvällisellä ja pitkäkestoisella mentoroinnilla saavutetaan erilaisiin asiakasryhmiin (korkeakoululähtöiset tiimit ja varhaisvaiheen yritykset) ja life science-alatoimialoihin. Toimenpidekokonaisuudessa 6 tuotetaan viestintämateriaalia ja hankeraportteja rahoittajan sääntöjen mukaisesti.
Yhteyshenkilö TScP Oy:ssäHanna Halme
Lue lisää >> www.lifesci.ac ja www.turkusciencepark.com/life-science-kiihdyttamo


LicenseUp – Liiketoimintaa aineettomista oikeuksista 

Duration: 1.4.2017 – 30.4.2019
Funding: ESF 75%
Project in a nutshell: The LicenceUp -project seeks to improve the creative, especially gaming and audiovisual industry, SME’s capabilities and turnover by improving their ability to utilize immaterial properties more efficiently. The project will also educate business development organizations nationwide into the matter. In addition to raising awareness and coaching, the project will matchmake creative industry SME’s with potential licensees from other industries.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd:: Lotta Mujo

 

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 City Guidance (6Aika) 

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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/

 

SME2GO – Central Baltic Region Smart City Solutions for Global Cities 

Duration: 1.10.2015 – 30.9.2018
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: 1.419.997, 25 euros from the European Regional Development Fund.
Project in a nutshell: The project SMEtoGo aims at: Improving the competitiveness of smary city solution provides. The project brings together SMEs and their knowhow , trains them in sales and marketing skills, provides market intelligence and forms consortia out of these SMEs with readiness to enter new  markets. The project will result in: During the project, 3 -5 cross border consortia of Central Baltic smart city SME’s are formed and 2-3 new sales in relevant target markets achieved either during or shortly (1-2 years) after the project implementation.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd: Sami Uusitalo
Further information: http://sme2go.eu/

 

V-S Tekoälyverkosto | South-West Finland AI Network

   

Duration: 1.5.2018 – 30.6.2020
Project partners:
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