Upcoming SPARK Events

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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.

The dates and topics are specified in the flyer of the webinar series.

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In this webinar, Dr. Luke Buchanan, an experienced patent attorney, will shine light on the subtle differences of EU vs. US Patent law, utilizing a variety of real-world examples.

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This SPARK Europe Innovator Café is a panel discussion, where our two speaker Daniel Kvak & Esa Räsänen, who have been bench-scientists not too long ago, will share their personal experience as a scientist turned entrepreneur and give insights on valuable lessons learned and pitfalls they met along the way.

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Upcoming Conferences

Until May 30, 2022


EIT Health ǀ SCI FI: From Scientists to Innovators for Industry

If you are a young life scientist, SCI FI can give you the skills you need to thrive as an innovator in the healthcare industry.
Transitioning from academic research to working in the pharma and medtech industries can be challenging: This course helps you overcome that challenge with the guidance of academic and industry partners, so that you can learn from real-life cases and have the opportunity to work with experienced mentors.

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Jun 13 – Jun 16, 2022 (San Diego, USA)

BIO International Convention 

At the BIO International Convention biotechnology and pharma leaders come together for one week of networking to discover new opportunities and partnerships. It brings together a wide spectrum of life science and application, including drug discovery, genomics and cell therapy.

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Jun 14 – Jun 15, 2022 (Bonn, GER)

High-Tech Gründerfonds Family Day 2022

The Family Day represents High-Tech Gründerfonds’ biggest Networking event. Participants of this event are fund investors, managers of the HTGF startup portfolio and members of the international venture capital ecosystem and other partners out of the HTGF network. 

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Jun 14 – Jun 16, 2022

HIMMS 2022 (Helsinki, FIN)

The HIMSS22 European Health Conference & Exhibition brings the European healthcare community back together digitally and in person in Helsinki, Finland from 14 to 16 June 2022. It will feature HIMSS’s knowledge, expertise and thought leadership in healthcare digitisation, and Accelerate Health’s network of entrepreneurs and investors showcasing the latest and most innovative health tech solutions.

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Sep 28 – Sep 29, 2022

Nordic Life Science Days 2022 (Malmö, SWE)

Nordic Life Science Days is the largest Nordic partnering conference dedicated to the life science industry. Since its inception in 2013, the event has nurtured a community of people from the world of life science, and created a unique place to do business.
Life science companies from the Nordics have the opportunity to apply to join the NLS Invest Rising Stars challenge to be held during NLSDays 2022. Nordic committee (including Nordic incubators, accelerators, qualified investors, and support organizations) will select 40 applicants to join NLSDays – at no cost.
On 28-29 September 2022, the 40 selected companies will attend NLSDays 2022 – at no cost – to pitch before our global investor community and NLSDays audience, as well as to access our unique partnering platform for face-to-face meetings with potential partners. 12 will be selected as finalists and 3 winners will be selected as NLSInvest 2022 Rising Stars Awardees during the NLSDays Closing Ceremony on 29 September 2022, during which they will receive their Awards and Prizes.

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Oct 24 – Oct 26, 2022

BIO-Europe 2022 (Leipzig, GER)

This “must-attend” event is Europe’s largest life science partnering conference. BIO-Europe’s world-class workshops, panels and active exhibition along with thousands of prescheduled one-to-one meetings make this event an unrivaled forum for companies across the biotech value chain to meet and do business.

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Nov 14 – Nov 17, 2022

MEDICA 2022 (Dusseldorf, GER)

The Medica is the world’s largest medical trade fair for medical technology, electromedical equipment, laboratory equipment, diagnostics and pharmaceuticals. The fair takes place once a year in Dusseldorf and is open to trade visitors only. Annually Medica have had about 5600 exhibitors from 68 countries and more than 120.000 visitors from 176 countries.
Four days of full power, knowledge transfer and networking at the new digital interactive format of the world’s leading trade fair MEDICA. In the Conference Area, top-class lectures by renowned speakers will inform about topics related to medical technology, laboratory medicine, health IT, sports medicine and health policy.

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Nov 29 – Nov 30, 2022

BioFIT 2022 (Strasbourg, FRA)

With the highest attending rate of academics, TTOs and research institutions, BioFIT is the place where academia-industry collaborations get started. BioFIT has taken on a whole new dimension becoming the meeting point in Europe for tech transfer and for sourcing early-stage innovations stemming from public research institutions, academic spin-offs and emerging biotech companies. Together with big pharma, biotech and diagnostic companies, BioFIT operates as a platform to build partnerships for all public and private actors. BioFIT is also the European marketplace for pre-seed, seed and Series A investment in Life Sciences.

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Nov 30, 2022 (DIGITAL, Berlin, GER)

Digital Health Conference

How digital technologies are shaping medicine is the central theme of the Digital Health Conference. You will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and network virtually with experts from the healthcare sector and digital thought leaders from politics and business about the future of healthcare.

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