News

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.

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SPARK-BIH and the Stiftung Charité celebrated the end of its I4H Pilot Program with a final I4H Pitch Event on December 13.

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SPARK-BIH, MDC and Bayer hosted the first joint Berlin Science Slam to strengthened local collaboration with short presentations and the exchange of young scientists.

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SPARK-BIH and DHA presented their health innovation programs during the Danish state visit at the Charité

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The Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin provides a new program, tailored to the needs of early career researchers, who are interested to explore problem-solving tools beyond science and potentially translate their ideas into ‘the real world’.

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In October 2021, Dr. Tanja Rosenmund, head of SPARK-BIH, together with her team welcomed 10 new projects to the SPARK-BIH program. She and her team are excited to support the new SPARKees to translate their innovation from bench to bedside.

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SPARK Europe is excited to announce the first SPARK Europe featured podcast series. Dr. Felix Lorenz, SPARKee and founder of the Berlin-based Captain T-Cell start-up project, explains what technology lies behind Captain T-Cell, how it can help transform cancer therapy for patients, and why he wanted to start a company.

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The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research was so impressed by the research proposal from SPARKee Prof. Simone Spuler that it made €3.3 million available to the team to carry out a clinical trial. Prof. Spuler and her team are using muscle stem cells to build new muscle. The first patient will be treated in a few months' time.

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SPARK Europe again offers the training course on Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship for students and postdocs from European SPARK associated institutions. The course takes place online from October 4th to 15th, 2021 and provides an understanding of how translational projects are developed and companies are created, established, and funded. The goal of the course is to enhance the students creative, innovative and entrepreneurial skills.

 

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SPARK Europe was represented at the BIONNALE 2021 by five SPARK project teams from Finland, Norway, Israel & Germany. The SPARK Europe teams pitched their translational projects & business ideas on the virtual stage in front of representatives of the healthcare and life sciences industry. Charité and DHZB pediatric cardiologist PD. Dr. Boris Schmitt and program manager Dr. Tanja Rosenmund represented SPARK-BIH at this year's BIONNALE.

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SPARK-BIH is a member of the SPARK Global network