Accelerating medical solutions


The second edition of "A Practical Guide to Drug Development in Academia: The SPARK Approach“ written by the founders of SPARK in SPARK Stanford Prof. Daria Mochly-Rosen and Prof. Kevin Grimes is published.

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A warm welcome to the newest member of the SPARK global community. SPARK the Midlands (Birmingham,…

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Welcome to all new SPARK-BIH teams and a big thank you to all the 2023 Call participants

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Congratulations to Simone Spuler for being among the 20 selected outstanding individuals of 700 nominations!

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Within the new NDR Podcast episode, Prof. Schülke presented their drug discovery for mitochondrially inherited Leigh Syndrome (MILS).

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Prof. Surjo Soekadar awarded with two million euros for project on TIMS

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Prof. Surjo Soekadar gave a captivating talk on brain-computer interfaces at re:publica Berlin

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The NeuroCure/SPARK-supported team Myalink (Dr. Sophie Lehnerer and Dr. Maike Stein) presented their project within BERLIN BRAINS: Rare meets Care - how digital medicine opens new perspectives for rare diseases.

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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