• Funding: Milestone-based funding for maximum of two years. Each round of funding is contingent upon completion of the prior term goals.
  • Education: ‘SPARK scholars’ (AKA ‘SPARKees’) must attend regular seminars that teach the process of development and commercialization of drugs and diagnostics.
  • Mentorship: Each project team provides quarterly updates to the advisory panel and receives feedback. Expert advisors provide project-specific advice for each stage product development.
  • Advising: SPARK provides top-notch advising and access to core facilities, as well as assistance in creating partnerships with industry and other academic institutions.