There are many ways to get involved with the SPARK|REACH Program and have a positive impact on translating academic research, and ultimately, patient care.

Become an Industry Advisor

The success of the SPARK|REACH program depends on the unique partnership between the CU Anschutz and industry experts. Our advisors counsel SPARK Fellows on product development, go-to-market strategy, clinical trial development, business development, and much, much more. You can get involved by:

  • Providing feedback to our current Fellows at our weekly sessions
  • Helping select new projects by serving on our External Review Board
  • Mentoring a team on a 1:1 basis
  • Leading office hours, workshops, or hands-on trainings for SPARK Fellows
  • Fostering individual projects and our network by making introductions to potential mentors, partners, or investors

Interested in becoming an industry advisor? Reach out to Claire McDonald at for more information.



Partner with Us

Successful translation of academic research out of the university depends on easy access to quality industry expertise. Through SPARK Colorado and the Startup Toolbox, CU researchers are connected to a network of vetted commercialization partners. SPARK Partners engage with CU innovators to build long-lasting, win-win business relationships to drive forward the latest healthcare innovations. Join our partner network.

  • Become a preferred provider
  • Train CU Anschutz innovators
  • Provide in-kind services
  • Join our investor network

Interested in becoming an industry partner? Reach out to to learn more.