Research to Business (TUTLI) projects of University of Oulu

Research to Business (R2B, earlier TUTLI -New business from research ideas) is a funding instrument of Business Finland. Funding aims to generate new research based business (new startups or licenses). 

University of Oulu has got 2012-2021 R2B/TUTLI-funding to 43 different projects where e.g. new antibiotics, method for measuring metal concentrations and video based analytics for sport teams have been developed.  


Table 1. TUTLI-projects of University of Oulu. 

name of project starting year

founded company

1. ​ Measuring system to the melting furnaces of metals (Process and Environmental Engineering) 2012 Luxmet Oy
2. Measuring system for characterization of stone particles, RAIKU (Cemis-Oulu) 2012  
​3. Software for cost accounting of companies (Oulu Business School) 2012 weVision Oy
​4. ​ Raman spectroscopy measuring system (Electrical Engineering together with VTT and Tampere Technical University) 2012 TimeGate Instruments Oy
5. Sensor related to food safety (Electrical Engineering with Åbo Academi) 2012  
6. Safe authentication to e-services, BIOID (Computer Science and Engineering) 2012 WebSecTec Oy
7. System to measure metal concentrations of waters, MEAN (Cemis-Oulu) 2013 Meoline Oy
8. Measuring system to detect biofilms, MAGBIO (Process and Environmental Engineering) 2014  
9. System to measure element concentrations, PREMIUM (Electrical Engineering) 2014 Sensmet Oy
10. Biosensor for measuring insulin, BIO IN (Cemis-Oulu) 2014  
11. Method for isolation of proteins from potato waste, PI2 (Process and Environmental Engineering) 2014  
12. ​Service for making personal recommendations from TV-programs, PCC (Computer Science and Engineering) 2014 Valossa Labs Oy
13. New business from plant-derived peptides, CHAIN (Biology) 2015 Chain Antimicrobials Oy
14. Measuring brain function during intensive care , BRAINICU (Computer Science and Engineering) 2015 Cerenion Oy
15. Computer aided radiology diagnostics system, CARDS (Electrical Engineering) 2015  
16. 3D human based tumor bioassays, MyoGel (Dentistry) 2015  
17. Bioethonol production optimization; versatile process analyzer, MPA (Cemis-Oulu) 2015  
18. Durable dental composite, DDC (Dentistry) 2015  
19. Fatty Acid Analogs for treating retinal degeneration, FAR (Biology) 2016  
20. Icing condition management in wind energy production, ICEMET (Electrical Engineering) 2016  
21. Video-based analytics for team sports, MoreSport (Center for Machine Vision and Signal Analysis) 2016 AISpotter Oy
22. Novel Non-invasive Knee Diagnostic Device, MAKNEE (Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology) 2016 Inmodi Oy
23. Health components of lingonberry, PULU (Cemis-Oulu) 2016  
24. Remotely-readable rheometer with disposable probes, RHEO-DISP (Optoelectronics and Measurement Technologies) 2016  
25. A Solution for separation of oil liquids from water surfaces, OIL-FILT (Fibre and Particle Engineering) 2017  
26. Precision morphology analytics for osteoarthritis, MorphoLogic (Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology) 2017  

27. Simple Smart Sensors, S3 (Circuits and Systems CAS)

28.  "A smart furniture" enabling the large data transfer capacity in crowdy environments, iPoint (Microelectronics)

29. Knowledge-based soil moisture management (Mechatronics and Machine Diagnostics) 2017  
30. Tools for oral healthcare, DentSaver (Optoelectronics and Measurement Technology + Oral Health Sciences) 2018  
31. Measurement of Respiratory, MobiResp (Biosignal analysis + PEDAGO-research unit) 2018  
32. Lightopsy - Smart Tumor Biopsy (Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology together with Aalto University) 2018 Auroptic Medical Oy
33. Brazzein - Efficient production of Brazzein, a natural zero calorie sweetener (Protein folding -research unit) 2018  
34. – Innovative solution for electric mobility (CWC - Networks and Systems) 2018  
35. GBRT - Geomet Rolls Breakage Test (Mining School) 2019 Geopyörä Oy
36. LIDAR (Optical Radar) for automatic vehicle control (Circuits and Systems CAS) 2019  
37. Feelgood - Weight management (The Oulu Advanced Research on Service and Information Systems + Intestinal Medicine 2020  
38. Educational game and a virtual learning environment in the project context (Industrial Engineering and Management, IEM) 2020  
39. Nanopatterned functional foil for new applications (Nano and Molecular Systems Research Unit, NANOMO) 2020  
40. Multi-functional, self-sustainable sensing components for smart skin (Microelectronics) 2020  
41. Glymphometer (Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology) 2021  
42. More Stamina - a gamified fatigue self-management digital health tool (Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology) 2021  
43.  HR-VO2 Max Sensor - Next Generation Optical Sport Sensor for Wearable Devices (Circuits and Systems) 2021