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You’re about to start your company and have a gazillion questions where to begin? You want to leave the academic path and want to know if starting your own company is a fit for you?

Find  out during our brand new SPARK Europe Innovator Café webinar series. We bring experienced entrepreneurs and young CEOs together, talking about the Dos and Don’ts of entrepreneurship, sharing their success stories and biggest failures. Get to know the people behind the company and learn from their experience!

Join us for our very first Innovator Café with Prof. Craig Garner.

Craig Garner is a seasoned scientists who has worked in the US, Switzerland and Germany. Besides his accomplishments in basic research in the field of neurobiology he has co-founded three biotech companies.

In this SPARK Europe Innovator Café, Craig will share his personal experience as a scientist turned entrepreneur and give insights on valuable lessons learned, pitfalls he met along the way and how his entrepreneurial endeavors influence his scientific research.

With his first translational ambitions, he entered the SPARK program as a SPARKee at Stanford University and later established the program at the Charité in Berlin.

The webinar will be hosted by SPARK-BIH. The number of participants is limited, therefore please register ASAP.
We look forward to welcoming you to our virtual Café!

About SPARK-BIH and SPARK Europe

SPARK is an initiative created at Standford University, to overcome challenges associated with translation of academic discoveries.

SPARK-BIH is located in Berlin and supports academic inventors with tailored education, mentorship and funding. The purpose of the program is to de-risk projects with high potential impact and accelerate the translation of academic inventions into outstanding medical products including drugs, diagnostics and medical devices.

SPARK Europe is the joint network of SPARK sites all over Europe including Israel: SPARK-BIH, SPARK Finland, SPARK FLI, SPARK Poland and SPARK Tel Aviv. European SPARK programs are members of SPARK Global network. The purpose of SPARK programs is to provide the education and mentorship necessary to advance research discoveries from the bench to the bedside, hence to increase the maturity of academic and clinical discoveries towards practical solutions that address unmet need in the life science and health tech space. The program follows the same principles that have been the cornerstones of SPARK at Stanford since it was established by Professor Daria Mochly-Rosen and Kevin Grimes in 2006 for advancing new biomedical research discoveries into promising new treatments for patients.


Wednesday, 3 March 2021
4 - 5 pm (CET)


via GoToMeeting


Please register here!

Please note that GoToMeeting link and access code are not sent out immediately after your registration. You will receive both the evening before the lecture. Last minute registrations access cannot be guaranteed. The number of participants is limited.


Dr. Ines Herlitze