Innovations, Entrepreneurship and Transnational Education (UTU TTO)

Innovations, Entrepreneurship and Transnational Education (UTU TTO™)

To create and start new business, Innovations, Entrepreneurship and Transnational Education (UTU TTO™) promotes and supports exploitation of the results originating from scientific research of the University of Turku. The unit offers innovation services for the personnel of the university.

Scientific and business development  professionals both from the university and business life participate in  evaluation of the commercial potential of the innovative proposals originating from scientific research. The aim is to develop these
innovations into profitable businesses (start-ups, spin-offs or IP licensing).
E.g. following companies have been established basing on UTU research, TUTL projects and/or IP from UTU: Comptek Solutions Oy, Minima Processor Oy, Precordior Oy, QValiDi Oy, Eduten Oy, Inme Oy and Kinrate Analytics Oy.

An external function of Innovations, Entrepreneurship and Transnational Education unit is to operate as a Technology Transfer Office (TTO) of University of Turku, UTU TTO™ in short. UTU TTO™ is constantly seeking for research collaborations opportunities with industry and funding opportunities for commercial utilization of its existing IP portfolios and it is also offering UTU technologies, intellectual property and expert know-how available for licensing. Technology and IP portfolios are divided to seven main technology categories:

  1. Diagnostics & Imaging
  2. Biotechnology & R&D Tools
  3. Therapeutics & Drug Targets
  4. Electronics, IoT & Semiconductors
  5. Therapeutics & Diagnostics
  6. New Materials & Chemical Processes
  7. Cleantech & Environment

For example:

1. Diagnostics & Imaging

Only under NDA/CDA.

2. Biotechnology & R&D Tools

UTU201, Highly enhanced mutagenesis method for generating large high-diversity gene librariesUTU201.pdfUTU201.pdf

3. Therapeutics & Drug Targets

UTU308, Novel oligosaccharide immunostimulatory compound for treatment and prevention of allergy UTU308.pdfUTU308.pdf

UTU309, Diagnostics and treatment of aggressive cancer based on PME-1 expression and siRNA-based silencingUTU309.pdfUTU309.pdf

UTU310, Unique gene transcript and protein biomarkers for early prediction of Type 1 Diabetes prior to seroconversionUTU310.pdfUTU310.pdf

4. Electronics, IoT & Semiconductors

UTU404, Novel method to synthesize the material junction of SiO2 film and semiconductor UTU404.pdfUTU404.pdf

5. Therapeutics & Diagnostics

Diagnostic, Prognostic, Therapeutic and Patient Stratification Tools for Cancers Therapeutics_et_Diagnostics_Cancers_1_2018.pdfTherapeutics_et_Diagnostics_Cancers_1_2018.pdf

Anti-GTP AntibodyGTP.pdfGTP.pdf

High-performance Immunoassay for the Detection of Estradiol Therapeutics_et_Diagnostics_Estradiol immunoassay.pdfTherapeutics_et_Diagnostics_Estradiol immunoassay.pdf

6. New Materials & Chemical Processes

UTU601, Novel synthetic optimizable hackmanite material suitable e.g. for UV detection and luminescence UTU601.pdfUTU601.pdf

7. Cleantech & Environment

Immunoassay for Cyanobacterial Liver Toxins in Surface Water Contaminated by Blue-Green Algae Cleantech_Environment_Cyanotoxin_immunoassay_05_2017.pdfCleantech_Environment_Cyanotoxin_immunoassay_05_2017.pdf

For more information and a list of UTU Technologies Available for Licensing contact our Business Development Manager or Innovation Managers, please find contact information below.


Personal E-mail addresses:

Business Development Manager Anne Marjamäki
tel. +358 2 333 7947, +358 40 565 8378

Innovation Manager Anssi Kähkönen
tel. +358 50 566 6550

Innovation Manager Piia von Lode
tel. +358 41 522 1878

Innovation Manager Marjo Pihlavisto
tel. +358 40 821 4265

Senior Adviser Eliisa Särkilahti
tel. +358 2 333 6155

Collaboration Manager Mikko Pohjola
tel. +358 41 437 2044

Entrepreneurship Programme Manager Kirsi Peura
tel. +358 50 502 7075

Information Specialist Anna Salmi
tel. +358 50 353 4930

Senior Legal Counsel Eeva Ryödi
tel. +358 2 333 6125, +358 50 562 80 96

Coordinator of Education Export Jukka Pulkkinen
tel. +358 50 569 2237 

Training Manager Ari Koski
tel. +358 50 329 3620



Street address:
Development Services/
Innovations, Entrepreneurship and Transnational Education (UTU TTO)

ICT-City (3-5B, 5th floor), Joukahaisenkatu 3-5, Turku, Finland

Postal address:
Development Services/

Innovations, Entrepreneurship and Transnational Education (UTU TTO)

FI-20014 Turun yliopisto, Finland




20014 Turun yliopisto, Finland
Tel. +358 29 450 5000

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