The success of Stanford University’s SPARK Program has inspired universities across the globe to establish SPARK programs fostering and professionalizing academic innovation. SPARK Finland, SPARK Norway and the newly established SPARK Denmark are part of the global SPARK family with a mission to translate state-of-the-art academic discoveries to new products and solutions.
The results from the Nordic SPARK programs so far have been impressive, with a common ambition to become even stronger together. In September 29th at 10:00 – 11:00 Nordic Life Science Days (NLSDays) main hall the fireside chat session with Directors of the Nordic SPARK Programs will discuss with academic innovators (called SPARKees), investors and mentors how academic discoveries can be advanced to a commercial setting more efficiently, how the university – industry bridge can be strengthened and how investors can engage to advance the growing portfolio of investment opportunities emerging from the Nordic SPARK initiative.
NLSDays Fireside Chat with SPARK
SPARK Nordic: The World-Class Advancement of Academic Discoveries
SPARK Nordic: The University & Industry Bridge
SPARK Nordic: A Hub of Investment Opportunities
The event is hosted by SPARK Finland, SPARK Norway and SPARK Denmark and you can find on stage Dr. Morten Egeberg – Leader SPARK Norway, University of Oslo (UiO), Mr. Pasi Sorvisto – Founder & Director, SPARK Finland – Director, SPARK Europe, Dr. Ditte Riber – Program Director, SPARK Denmark, Dr. Esmaeil Dorraji – Researcher, Institute for Cancer Research – Oslo University Hospital, Dr. Ali Areffard – Disease Area Head Oncology, Bristol Myers Squibb Norway, Ms Tamara Alagirova – Head of Commercialization at Moncyte, University of Helsinki, Dr. Laura Koivusalo – CEO, StemSight Oy, Dr. Jana Buzkova – COO & Co-founder, NADMED Oy, Dr. Maria Vistnes – Resident Doctor and Researcher in Cardiology, University of Oslo (UiO), Dr. Georgina Askeland – Investment Associate, Hadean Ventures, Mr. Pontus Stråhlman – Partner, Voima Ventures.
We welcome all NLSDays participants to join this exciting session!