Accelerating medical solutions


In a festive award ceremony, Eva Luise Köhler honored Prof. Dr. Alessandro Prigione and Prof. Dr. Markus Schülke with the 16th Eva Luise Köhler Research Award for Rare Diseases.

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The StartUp Captain T Cell GmbH, a spin-off from Max Delbrück Center, successfully closed their seed financing round totaling 8.5 million €.

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The Goal of Jonas Kath’s and Dimitrios Wagner’s SPARK project is to develop a virus-free platform technology for the generation of novel improved and cost-effective CAR-therapeutics that are suitable for autologous and/or allogenic use.

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Apply until: July 8th 2024

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SPARKee Niels von Wardenburg slams about the SPARK-BIH-funded project "Precision therapy for…

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Our colleagues at SPARK Stanford have published about the SPARK approach in the journal Nature…

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We thank all participants for great ideas, lively discussions and for an inspiring evening.

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We wish you SPARKling holidays and a good start in a successful new year!

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Funding Opportunity

The SPARK-BIH Call 2024 for translational project proposals is open for applications. Application Deadline is on Monday, July 8th at 2:00 PM.

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Our Mission

At SPARK-BIH we seek to accelerate the translation of academic inventions into clinically relevant therapies, diagnostics and medical devices by offering mentoring, funding and education.

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