The teams of the first Sprinboard Accelerator programme met in the final meeting in Turku in the end of April. During the two-day meeting teams from Latvia, Estonia and Finland pitched and presented their ideas. After the pitches the jury chose Tickplex from Finland to have the best business potential.

The first Springboard accelerator program had totally 25 teams from Turku, Tallinn and Riga. The program ended in a Demo Day in Turku. The best teams were selected in a pitching competition. The jury had three members, the chairman of the jury was professor Alan Barrel from the University of Cambridge.

The winner was Tickplex. Tickplex team has studied chronic diseases and morphological variants of borrelia. That knowledge was combined to nanotechnology and some creative thinking to produce Tickplex: a diagnostics kit for the detection of tick-borne diseases and coinfections.

The winning team is entitled to services from PwC Finland for 5000 euros. Congratulations and good luck to Tickplex - and all the other teams as well!