The SPARK Monash course is based off the original Stanford SPARK methodology.
SPARK Monash provides research teams with an expert-guided pathway, assisting them in developing their technology with a commercially focused outcome.
How does it work?
Research teams that have previously received seed funding are invited to pitch for a spot in SPARK Monash. 8 teams were accepted into the first 2017 intake and took part in an intensive two day bootcamp. Over two years, teams are matched with industry experts and personnel with experience that addresses knowledge gaps in the team. Teams attend regular milestone meetings and receive milestoned seed funding to support their technology development.
Professor Meagher is Director of the ARC Training Centre in Cell and Tissue Engineering Technologies and Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Monash University. His research group has a particular focus on bioactive surface coatings for medical devices and other applications. Laurence received his PhD from the Australian National University, carried out postdoctoral studies at The University of Melbourne and was a Senior Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO for 16 years. He was also Deputy Director/Director of Research, Monash Institute of Medical Engineering from 2015 to 2019.