Get Involved


Thank you for your interest in SPARK Global. Like you, we strongly believe that academia has an important role to play in the discovery of new therapeutics and diagnostics and in decreasing the time and costs of development. We think the SPARK approach can serve as a general model for other academic institutions.

Starting a SPARK Program

Institutions interested in forming a new SPARK program may complete our interest form to be contacted by the SPARK Global Office. They will discuss the necessary elements for a successful SPARK program and provide the materials, advice, and expertise required for start-up. Directors of new SPARK programs are invited to visit Stanford and attend a regular SPARK meeting.

Contributing to SPARK Global

Volunteer industry advisors are vital to the success of SPARK Global. Their wealth of knowledge and assistance with projects helps push academic discoveries to the commercial and clinical centers. If interested in volunteering, please contact your local SPARK Director.

Fiscal gifts provide a major impact on the entire SPARK Global program and enable it to expand to countries throughout the globe. If interested in supporting our translational work, please contact the President of SPARKGlobal.


Mailing Address

269 Campus Dr. West, Bldg. CCSR, Room 3145
Stanford, CA  94305 – 5174

Peter Santa Maria, MD, PhD

Mario Gaspar
Executive Administrator, SPARK GLOBAL


Get Involved With SPARK GLOBAL

We are always looking to expand the reach of SPARK Global. Contact us, visit your regional SPARK chapter, read our educational resources or donate!