Launched in 2015 and headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, SPARK Co-Lab's goal is to bring together the best and brightest minds from medicine, science, engineering, the world of business, and beyond.  Its focus is to help participants understand the importance of identifying unmet medical needs, and teach them how to evolve their ideas out of the laboratory and into commercial and clinical reality. 

SPARK Co-Lab was part of the global Stanford University SPARK Program that has been successfully aiding the translation of new medical discoveries over the last decade.  The SPARK methodology is based on a unique partnership between university and industry experts to provide hands-on training and mentorship. SPARK is proud to have brought new methodologies to innovation in medicine as part of the push to diversify and improve the Western Australian economy and to be a cornerstone of the Perth innovation eco-system, at the forefront of future thinking.

SPARK Co-Lab is proud to announce that its Design Course has now become Perth Biodesign, run by Accelerating Australia as part of their national Biodesign Australia initiative.  Click here for further information.
For information about the SPARK Co-Lab Actuator Series, see the News and Actuator Series pages of this website for session recaps and links to further information. 

The SPARK Co-Lab team thanks participants, partners, sponsors, faculty, guest speakers and alumni for all of their support and looks forward to continuing to support the medical innovation eco-system in Australia and throughout the world.