Academic Research Creating Value


Why spark

SPARK at University of Pardubice  can leverage and translate the more research results into products and services to benefit the society.

SPARK global community will work together as a collaborative consortium to promote the goal of bringing new drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, IT-based healthcare and medical devices to the marketplace.

The Stanford SPARK program was established by Professor Daria Mochly-Rosen in 2006 for advancing new biomedical research discoveries into promising new treatments for patients.
It provides mentoring and education, and a cost-effective model to generate proof of concept by using industry standards.

SPARK Pardubice follows the cornerstone principles of SPARK Stanford.

Our program is an official member of SPARK Global network. and we adhere to the SPARK Global Charter.


Spark supporters

Prof. Michal Holcapek, PhD
Professor at the Department of Analytical Chemistry. Scientific expertise: mass spectrometry and its coupling with high-performance liquid chromatography, lipidomic analysis, structural analysis of (bio)organic compounds, search for biomarkers of serious diseases, drug metabolite identification.
Prof. Zuzana Bilkova, PhD
Professor at the Department of Biological and Biochemical Sciences. Scientific expertise: affinity chromatography, proteomics, microseparation and structural characterization of clinically important proteins, analysis of biological materials using magnetic micro/nanomaterials.
Assoc. Prof. Tomas Rousar, PhD
Associate professor at the Department of Biological and Biochemical Sciences. Scientific expertise: cytotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, oxidative stress, introduction of new bioanalytical methods for study of cell impairment and metabolism of xenobiotics in vitro and in vivo.
Zdenek Nemec, PhD
Dean at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics. Scientific expertise: communication systems, signal and data processing, radar systems, health information technology and telemedicine.

Hosting institution

The University of Pardubice is a modern university consisting of 7 faculties and provides education in the area of natural and engineering sciences, social sciences and in the medical and artistic fields. Scientific iniciatives and research are important and integral part of the university activities. The university is involved in many international projects. Technology and knowledge transfer has been carried out on a broad scale, ranging from collaborative research projects, specific applied research reflecting the particular needs of industry, other institutions or companies to expert services and consultancy and IP licensing.

The university has a strong background in biomedical research carried out at various departments, for example at the Department of Biological and Biochemical Sciences, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Technology and Center of Materials and Nanotechnologies. Research in the sector of medical devices and eHealth has been performed at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics and Faculty of Health Studies.