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Research Innovation

SPARK-VT provides a modular infrastructure to facilitate the discovery-to-innovation-to-commercialization process. A new initiative at UVM is helping to bridge the divide between research and the marketplace by bringing promising researchers together with business innovators and biotech leaders. The goal of SPARK-VT is to address the challenges of translating novel research into the community.

Our Mission

  • To accelerate the process of moving discoveries into the marketplace.
  • To develop environment at UVM that fosters and facilitates moving innovative, collaborative research toward commercialization.
  • To increase the competitiveness for research funding involving small business and/or commercialization.
  • To educate faculty, fellows and students on how to transition innovative ideas and discoveries into commercial applications.

2015 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following researchers:

Rachael Oldinski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Daniel Weiss, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Dryver Huston, Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Tian Xia, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Patrick Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Ting Tan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Jon Ramsey, Ph.D.
Research Associate in the Department of Biochemistry
Claire Verschraegen, M.D.
Professor of Medicine

Next Workshop

Richard Tarrant
(Founder, IDX Systems)

Entrepreneurial Businesses: The Beginning, the Middle, and the End at 12:00 pm on May 23, 2016 in Room 427, Waterman Building

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Recent News

Researchers Pitch their Ideas: UVM Hosts First University-Wide SPARK-VT

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Last modified July 13 2016 01:44 PM