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

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

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Congratulations to Gabriele Pecher and her team for receiving the price for the best contribution!

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

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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