Accelerating medical solutions


SPARK Europe has joint forces for education on translational research and technology transfer! For the third time, European SPARK sites will host a joint webinar series during spring 2022.

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SPARK-BIH and the Stiftung Charité celebrated the end of its I4H Pilot Program with a final I4H Pitch Event on December 13.

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SPARK-BIH, MDC and Bayer hosted the first joint Berlin Science Slam to strengthened local collaboration with short presentations and the exchange of young scientists.

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SPARK-BIH and DHA presented their health innovation programs during the Danish state visit at the Charité

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The Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin provides a new program, tailored to the needs of early career researchers, who are interested to explore problem-solving tools beyond science and potentially translate their ideas into ‘the real world’.

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In October 2021, Dr. Tanja Rosenmund, head of SPARK-BIH, together with her team welcomed 10 new projects to the SPARK-BIH program. She and her team are excited to support the new SPARKees to translate their innovation from bench to bedside.

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SPARK Europe is excited to announce the first SPARK Europe featured podcast series. Dr. Felix Lorenz, SPARKee and founder of the Berlin-based Captain T-Cell start-up project, explains what technology lies behind Captain T-Cell, how it can help transform cancer therapy for patients, and why he wanted to start a company.

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The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research was so impressed by the research proposal from SPARKee Prof. Simone Spuler that it made €3.3 million available to the team to carry out a clinical trial. Prof. Spuler and her team are using muscle stem cells to build new muscle. The first patient will be treated in a few months' time.

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Our Mission

We are a mentoring network aiming to accelerate the translation of academic inventions into clinically relevant drugs, diagnostics and medical devices.

SPARK Concept

For inventors

Validate your research findings and translate them into therapies, products or services to help patients.


For mentors & advisors

Share your expertise with our SPARKees and participate in our program as SPARK advisor.

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SPARK-BIH is a member of the SPARK Global network