SPARK Norway – a two-year innovation programme

UiO:Life Science's innovation programme for health-related topics in the life science domain. Mentoring, milestone-based funding and education to further develop your ideas. Uptake through annual open calls. The last application deadline was 11 November

SPARK Norway Educational Forum

23 Mar.
5:00 PM, Forskningsparken / Zoom
04 May
4:00 PM, Forskningsparken / Zoom
05 May
Forskningsparken / Zoom

SPARK Norway has 18 active projects

See some of the project teams in the image carousel below. 

18 SPARK Norway-prosjekt

Videos of SPARK Norway teams

Simone Mester: Antibodies with long half-life give more efficient drugs   

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Gunnveig Grødeland: Influenza vaccine that can be rapidly produced to counter an emerging pandemic threat

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Jean-Luc Boulland: Restoration of a functional urinary bladder using cutting-edge technology

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We are very happy with the support and help received for moving our project forward. We have been able to receive mentorship that otherwise would have been unthinkable for us to obtain. 

This kind of initiatives is what the research environments really need to be able to bring promising lab results into the "real" world. 

Members SPARK Norway projects

What is SPARK?

  • Read what the SPARK Norway programme is all about and your benefits.

Call for projects

  • Annual calls where researchers from UiO and affiliated research groups at OUS or Ahus are welcome to apply.
  • The last application deadline was 11 November 2021


SPARK Norway is led by UiO:Life Science and supported by UiO's top management, Inven2 and OUS. Representatives from the clusters Oslo Cancer Cluster, The Life Science Cluster, Nansen Neuroscience Network, Norwegian Inflammation Network and Norway Health Tech as well as the Association of Pharmaceutical Industry in Norway (LMI), Centre for Digital Life Norway, Aleap, ShareLab and The Norwegian Medicines Agency are members of the SPARK Norway management team.

SPARK Norway is member of SPARK Global