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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.

2018 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following researchers:

Jason Botten

Jason Botten, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Immunobiology Medicine

Peter Spector

Peter Spector, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine

Daniel Weiss

Daniel Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine

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Workshops & Lectures

See our upcoming workshops and lectures, including information on how to attend remotely/after-the-fact and document your attendance.

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