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Turku Science Park Ltd has long experience in promoting business ideas based on high technology to create profitable business operations. More than 200 companies have started out in our Business Incubator, and their success rate is nearly 90%. Those companies have generated more than 1,300 new jobs.
Our experts are happy to help with all your questions concerning commercialization of research, planning of business, setting up a company, and acquiring funding.


Onko sinulla idea, mutta kaipaat apua sen toteutukseen? Oletko alasi ammattilainen, mutta menestysidea tai tiimi puuttuvat?
Ideoi on paikka, jossa voi jakaa ideoita, ajatuksia ja osaamistasi sekä etsiä tiimiä ja yhteistyökumppaneita. Ideoi-LinkedInryhmä on kaikille avoin, ilmainen ja vapaasti käytettävissä.


Creve is a creative business developer for creative sector startups and companies that want to go international. It is run by Humak. In Creve community there is already 70 creative entrepreneurs.


Boost Turku is a student based network for young entrepreneurs and entrepreneur-minded people.


Yrityspalvelupiste Potkuri helps startusp when it comes to internationalization, developing business opportunities or finding alternatives for funding. Potkuri can give a hand if the startup is looking for a skilled workforce or affordable premises. Potkuri also helps older companys, not only startups!
Potkuri wants to make enterpreunership easier for everyone and help to make your business profitable.
Potkuri is located in ICT-City, street address is Joukahaisenkatu 3.


Varsinais-Suomen Yrittäjät is one of the sub organizations of Suomen Yrittäjät (The Federation of Finnish Enterprises). The Federation of Finnish Enterprises is an interest and service organization for small and medium sized enterprises and their owners. Their task is to improve the position of entrepreneurs and the requirements for entrepreneurship, and to make Finland an entrepreneurial society.
The most important reasons to belong to the entrepreneur organization are lobbying and counselling services as well as a desire to be a part of the entrepreneur community and meet other entrepreneurs.
Location: Brahenkatu 20, 20100 Turku


JA Finland’s goal is to advance entrepreneurial attitude and an active lifestyle among Finnish youths by increasing their knowledge of entrepreneurship, providing entrepreneurial experiences, enhancing readiness for working life and financial management skills.
JA aims to fulfill its goals by providing programs supporting entrepreneurship and consumer education for 7- to 25-year-olds through schools, universities, and other educational institutions. The programs are carried out as a part of the schools’ own curricula. 
JA Finland’s programs are mainly available in Finnish and Swedish language, but opportunities exist to include English-speaking students and volunteers in our activities. JA wishes to encourage and support schools to open their doors for the surrounding society. JA programs include pre-designed roles for business volunteers which make bridging the gap between schools and companies easier.


FiBAN is a group of angel investors who are an affluent individual who provides capital for a business start-up, usually in exchange for convertible debt of ownership equity.


Tekes is the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. It is the most important publicly funded expert organization for financing research, development and innovation in Finland.
Tekes boosts wide-ranging innovation activities in research communities, industry and service sectors.


Finnvera strengthens the operating potential and competiveness of Finnish enterprises by offering loans, domestic guarantees, venture capital investments, export credit guarantees and other services associated with the financing of exports.


University of Turku is an active academic community, a truly international research university,
a provider and developer of Finnish high-quality education and a strong bellwether of its area.


Åbo Akademi is international university where nearly one fifth of the students are international. The fundamental goal of  Åbo Akademi University is to promote Finland as a country where the Swedish language and Finland-Swedish culture are blooming with other languages and cultures.


Turku University of Applied Science is one of the biggest universities of applied science in Finland.  It is a multidisciplinary higher education institution and it has has campuses in Turku and Salo.


Humak is the strongest expert and leading educator in the fields of humanities and pedagogy and cultural management in Finland. Humak operates through a nationwide network and its fields are closely connected with the civil society and that’s why it emphasizes competence, knowledge and innovation linked to working life. Humak works in close cooperation with companies and organizations operating in its fields of expertise.


Bio Incubator offers a laboratory and office space for biotechnology companies. In the Bio Incubator, the building of your business operations is supported by a diverse range of services for a period of 1–3 years. Their special strengths include connections to financiers, other expert service providers, and universities.

Incubator companies can choose to operate either in Turku Science Park Ltd’s incubator premises or elsewhere in the Turku region. Read more also about Life science accelerator -program: 


Enterprises working in Smart Chemistry Park are refining biomass, recycled materials and industrial by-products into other products especially to the international markets.


Startup-yhteisö SparkUp Turku Science Park-alueella ja juuri hiljattain nimeään muuttanut Airiston nuorkauppakamari sopivat läheisemmästä yhteistyöstä verkostojen vahvistamiseksi Varsinais-Suomen alueella. Tarkoituksena on laajentaa SparkUpin verkostoa työelämässä toimiviin yrittäjiin sekä antaa nuorkauppakamarilaisille mahdollisuus saada esiintymiskokemusta. SparkUp järjestää päivittäin kaikille avoimia mielenkiintoisia ja maksuttomia tapahtumia. Mikäli koet, että sinä haluaisit jakaa osaamistasi, ole yhteydessä suoraan Sonja Nylanderiin ( 

Communityguide - 22 action models for helping to connect and find new ideas for your business

Community guide - 22 action models for helping to connect and find new ideas for your business, by Marita Tarvonen