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W21C Research and Innovation Centre

January 21, 2022.

SPARK Calgary is a one-year program supporting evidence-based digital health innovations within the University of Calgary and other local academic institutions. Social impact is the key driver of SPARK, where we aim to bridge science and clinical practice and ensure that important ideas and discoveries make it into practice to benefit patients.

SPARK is based within W21C Research & Innovation Centre and supported by Innovate Calgary. The program is directed by Dr. Scott Kraft, MD, and managed by Nicola Quiggin.

Expected Outcomes

The goal of SPARK is to advance evidence-based digital health innovations to increase their chance of impact for patients in clinical and community settings. We respect that each participant’s pathway and the barriers they face in the innovation ecosystem are unique. Therefore, each innovator’s journey and program outcomes will look different. As part of your application, you will map out your desired pathway and we will work with you to achieve those goals.

The deadline for applications for the 2021 cohort is 11:59pm on February 20, 2022.

Click here to begin the application process.

Interested in applying and want to learn more?
Sign up for the February 4th SPARK Calgary virtual application information session.