SPARK, launched by the Stanford Faculty of Medicine, is a program that supports translational research, accelerating the transformation of good ideas into solutions that benefit individual patients and society as a whole.
SPARK provides customized support to innovative projects that have demonstrated their value in providing a response to unmet medical needs. The program takes projects from the idea to the clinic, providing bespoke training, assistance from a coach and from industrial and academic advisers, and financing.
SPARK stands out from other innovation acceleration programs in that access is based primarily on therapeutic value.
SPARK Bordeaux is the french hub for the SPARK Global network which is the international consortium of SPARK programs that have spread over every continent.