Date：July 21-25 (Premiere date: July 21) 2021
SPARK Taiwan cultivates future teams and team projects in preparation for the entrance into the industry. Part of the program is to provide teams with initial funding as a start. SPARK teams will go through training to learn product development methods gaining international view on turning research into products. Currently there are six Anchor Universities (AU) involved in SPARK Taiwan Program including Northern area - National Taiwan University, Taipei Medical University, Fu Jen University (cooperated with National Tsing Hua University); Central area-China Medical University; Southern area-National Cheng Kung University and Kaohsiung Medical University.
Regional Anchor University assist SPARK Taiwan in members training and team selection, invitation, assess, manage, and promote/give training course. SPARKees must complete the training program including the periodic training course, attend expert lectures and regular meetings, fulfill milestones to enter next round of financial assistance assessments. More than 300 biomedical innovation projects and 1000 SPARKees from universities participate to carry out the value of bio-innovation and translate the research projects into product. SPARK Taiwan has helped to establish 41 startups, 18 tech transfer to biotech sectors, and 43 projects receiving further funding from government.