SPARK Denmark: A unique partnership between universities and industry experts

Do you have a life science-related invention you think might be turned into an outstanding product? Do you want to be part of an international network of researchers and industrial mentors?

SPARK Denmark is a mentoring program that supports academic inventions in life science with tailored mentorship from industry experts, education within innovation, and financial support. The aim is to bridge the gap between academia and business while supporting the further development of research results toward commercialization.

The vision is to improve translation of academic projects with a high impact potential and to drive the development of new solutions and products to benefit people and society.

SPARK Denmark was founded in 2022 and is based on the highly successful SPARK program developed at Stanford University.

Become part of an international network!

Your project must be within the field of life science and in the areas of therapeutics, diagnostics, health tech, MedTech, or industrial biotech. Researchers ranging from Ph.D. students to experienced professors from all universities in Denmark can apply.

Applications are reviewed by SPARK Denmark's National Team and selected industry experts. Finalists are invited to pitch their project to a pitch panel before final selections are made.

SPARK Denmark is a collaboration between

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SPARK Denmark is supported by