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An initiative by the "Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung" (BMBF) together with the "Nationale Dekade gegen Krebs". Submission deadline: 27.04.2021.

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Dr. Panagiotis Fikatas, Senior Surgeon at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, invented a surgical device using a knot technology for minimally invasive surgery. Early prototyping and development work was significantly supported by the SPARK-BIH program with the Validation Fund and funds from the Stiftung Charité.

 

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The studies of Prof. Peter Kühnen on normalizing body weight was funded by the SPARK-BIH / Validation Fund program. He has now been awarded the Paul-Martini-Prize 2020.

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The third call for translational project proposals in the Validation Fund / SPARK-BIH program was again a success. 9 Teams convinced the jury and were selected to take part in the SPARK-BIH program.

 

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Several teams from the field of Neuroscience applied to the first NeuroCure / SPARK-BIH Call for translational proposals. The NeuroCure board approved the funding of 4 teams that have entered the SPARK-BIH mentoring program in Fall 2020.

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September sees three additional projects selected for funding and mentorship as part of the Inventors for Health (I4H) program. Onboarding and validation of these potentially practice-changing projects begins now and will become part of the SPARK-BIH program.

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