What is SPARK?

SPARK is a partnership between university and industry dedicated to: 

  • Educating faculty, fellows, graduate students and medical students on the discovery and development process for therapeutics and diagnostics.
  • Advancing promising research discoveries to the clinic and commercial sector
  • Innovating efficient and cost-effective approaches to drug discovery and development

Learn how the SPARK program works to translate academic discoveries into drugs or diagnostics that address real clinical needs.


International Cancer Cluster Showcase - BIO 2016

For each of the last 4 years, 200+ representatives of the international oncology community joined ICCS, participating in this focused and dynamic meeting. Come enjoy a kick-start into BIO 2016 partnering activities at the 5th Annual Showcase!

RFPs: 2017 Spark Grants

The application process is now open for 2017 SPARK grants.

Deadline to apply: October 7, 2016 

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