Stanford SPARK comes to visit
The founder of the SPARK program, Professor Daria Mochly-Rosen from Stanford University, visited Melbourne in November 2018 and met with the Faculty’s senior leadership including the Dean, Professor Shitij Kapur.
Professor Mochly-Rosen gave an inspiring presentation on how the SPARK model for translational research has proven to be very successful in facilitating the translation of research discoveries into novel therapeutics or diagnostics not only at Stanford but globally. SPARK is now a global program, being rolled out in almost 20 countries. Stanford SPARK has a 60% success rate defined as projects either entering into a clinical trial, a patent licensed, or start-up formed.
SPARK Melbourne and Monash teams also had the opportunity to talk with the founder about their projects at a joint meeting that same day.