KRISP attends the 2018 SPARK GLOBAL meeting in Berlin, Germany

KRISP team attended the 3rd SPARK GLOBAL meeting, which took place in Berlin, 21 and 22 July 2018. We have been inspired by this meeting and we are working with SPARK GLOBAL partners to replicate their successful model in South Africa

SPARK GLOBAL meeting in Berlin 2018

As part of this effort, we run the Durban SPARK Innovation breakfast meeting, which happens at the first Wednesday of the month. In this meeting academics, government, industry and the social society meet in order to develop solutions for global health.

The SPARK model for translational research has proven to be a successful paradigm which can be replicated at other academic institutions as a cost-effective way to facilitate development of research discoveries into novel therapeutics or diagnostics.

SPARK GLOBAL has created a network of like-minded scientists in academia that can be recruited quickly to address global health challenges when they arise.

SPARK GLOBAL meeting 2018 attracted 18 countries

SPARK Global meeting attracted 16 countries that are the forefront of translational medicine.

News date: 2018-07-21


KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).

Location: K-RITH Tower Building
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa.
Director: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira