SPARK Alberta supports the commercialization journey of digital health innovations by providing advice, education, and connections.
SPARK Alberta supports the advancement of digital health innovations at Alberta’s post-secondary institutions. Clinical and social impact are the key drivers 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 Alberta is located at the W21C Research & Innovation Centre, supported by Innovate Calgary, and funded by Alberta Innovates. The program is directed by Dr. Scott Kraft, MD, and managed by Nicola Quiggin. SPARK is conducted in a hybrid format to accommodate the pan-provincial reach of the program, currently with opportunities to gather in-person at W21C in Calgary and the ability to join our sessions through Zoom.
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.