Bio-spark is an entrepreneurial programme and support system for early-career academics considering a career in business and enterprise.
The programme is a gateway into industry and startup formation. It is a fellowship programme that provides internships at Pharma, Biotech or Venture partners, mentorship for those with ideas for setting up companies, and networking opportunities for all Bio-spark fellows. Bio-spark is a “learn by experience” programme that runs outside of PhD and postdoc responsibilities.
There are three types of Bio-spark fellows:
• Exploring fellows who wish to experience the networking opportunities with partner companies and biotech role models in the Cambridge ecosystem
• Challenge-solving fellows who wish to do internships and engage with partner companies through solving challenges
• Company-seeding fellows who have ideas for setting up companies and need mentoring and funding opportunities
The annual programme runs over eight months (from October until June).
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