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Université de BordeauxCluster of excellence

Our mission

We are a mentoring network aiming to accelerate the translation of academic inventions into clinically relevant therapies, diagnostics and medical devices.


More info about Spark Concept

For inventors


Validate your research findings and translate them into therapies, products or services to help patients.

Apply to Spark Program

For mentors & advisors

Share your expertise with our SPARKees and participate in our program as SPARK advisor.

  • Provide feedback on our current projects
  • Aid in the selection of new projectst times,
  • At times, mentor specific projects on a one- on-one basis
  • Facilitate advancement of projects by introductions to potential partners, or in some cases form companies around selected asset

Get Involved


SPARK-Bordeaux is a member of the SPARK Global network

SPARK-Bordeaux is supported by

Ce travail a bénéficié d’une aide de l’État attribuée à l’université de Bordeaux en tant qu’Initiative d’excellence, au titre du plan France 2030, ainsi qu'une aide de l’État gérée par l’Agence Nationale de la Recherche au titre du programme d’Investissements d’avenir portant la référence ANR-21-EXES-0004