The SPARK-BIH program was founded in 2015 and is based on the successful SPARK program developed at Stanford University. Since its founding in 2006, the program is expanding and has been established in over 50 institutions worldwide. SPARK-BIH is part of SPARK Global, a network of SPARK institutions from all over the world with joint activities. The shared mission is to accelerate discoveries from laboratories to patients around the world. For more information see SPARK Global.
We belong to a strong European network together with our fellow European SPARK sites: They include (but are not limited to):
- Germany: SPARK Jena
- Denmark: SPARK Denmark
- Finland: SPARK Finland
- France: SPARK Bordeaux
- Israel: SPARK Tel Aviv
- Norway: SPARK Norway / SPARK Norway
Find out more about SPARK Europe and our upcoming events on our SPARKING EUROPE LinkedIn page.
Volunteer advisors are vital to the success of SPARK. Their knowledge and support with projects helps to push academic discoveries and to bring solutions back to the clinics. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us.
We are sponsored by the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH), Stiftung Charité, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Helmholtz Association, EBD Group and NeuroCure.
The program was founded together with the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH), Stanford School of Medicine, Stiftung Charité, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC).