Services for start-up companies

Our experts are happy to help with all your questions concerning commercialisation of research, planning of business, setting up a company, and acquiring funding.

Turku Region Business Service Center Potkuri offers advisory services for starting a business, and also in later stages of entrepreneurial activities. If necessary, we will guide you to the right service providers.

Start-up community SparkUp focuses on developing innovative products and services that use the community aspect into business operations. An important part of its activities is the business accelerator programmes for entrepreneurs and those thinking of setting up a business. Before SparkUp, until 2015, operated Turku Science Park Ltd’s Business Incubator. More than 200 companies started out in the incubator and their success rate is nearly 90%. Those companies have generated more than 1,300 new jobs.

A new business accelerator for the life science industry started operations in autumn 2016. Supported by the European Regional Development Fund, Life Science Accelerator will be implemented as co-operation involving Turku Science Park, the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku University Hospital, and the Hospital District of Southwest Finland.

Further information:

Erik Lehtonen, Director
Services for start-up companies
Tel. +358 40 546 0563
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