Date of latest update: 2023-11-11


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Achievements (EN): Read more
Expected Results (EN): R1.1. Number of new joint or co-operating knowledge intensive enterprises
Expected Outputs (EN): SPARKUP project main result is to have 8 new joint or cooperating companies out of minimum 24 supported companies through joint platform which is in direct correlation with programme indicator R1.1.

Thematic information

Specific Objective: New Central Baltic knowledge intensive companies
Thematic Objective: (03) enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs by:
Investment Priority: (03a) promoting entrepreneurship, in particular by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and fostering the creation of new firms, including through business incubators

Partners (2)

Lead Partner: Sihtasutus Tartu Teaduspark

Address: Riia 181A, 51014 Tartu, Estonia

Legal status: public


Total budget: EUR 93 187.29

ERDF budget: EUR 79 209.20

Turku Science Park Oy Ab

Name: Turku Science Park Oy Ab

Address: Joukahaisenkatu 3-5 A, FI-20520 Turku, Finland

Legal status: public


Total budget: EUR 136 404.00

ERDF budget: EUR 102 303.00

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Partners and Projects info
Turku Science Park Ltd

Sparkling Startups

Partners and Projects info
Tartu Science Park Foundation

Sparkling Startups

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Project partner


Project name (EN): Sparkling Startups

Project acronym: SPARKS

Project start date: 2016-03-01

Project end date: 2018-02-28

Project status: closed

Total budget/expenditure: EUR 229 591.29

Total EU funding (amount): EUR 181 512.20

Co-financing sources:

  • ERDF: Amount, EUR 181 512.20.

Information regarding the data in on the programme financing this project

Financing programme

2014 - 2020 INTERREG V-A Finland - Estonia - Latvia - Sweden (Central Baltic)

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No. of projects in / Total no. of projects (% of projects in

137 / 137 (100%)

No. of project partnerships in / Total no. of project partnerships (% of project partnerships in

663 / 663 (100%)

Notes on the data

Information provided by the Programme. Achievements were retrieved by Interact from the Programme website (, or a website directly linked from it, on 2021-11-08, 2023-01-12 and 2024-03-08.