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The SPARK Co-Lab Actuator Series Has Arrived! 

Join us for the official launch of the SPARK Co-Lab Actuator Series on Wednesday 21 February 2018, hosted by our partners at the City of Perth at Perth's Council House, from 5:30pm-7:30pm.  The event is free to attend but registration via Eventbrite is required.


Lectures will commence on Thursday 1 March 2018 when the very first SPARK Co-Lab Actuator lecture will get underway on the topic of IP Strategy for Medical Researchers (venue and time to be confirmed).  Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn, and keep checking back for details of each weekly lecture as they are confirmed, and to register your attendance. 

The SPARK Co-Lab Actuator Series is a free weekly series of lectures that will run throughout 2018.  It has been designed to provide medical researchers and early-stage entrepreneurs who already have great ideas with a guided pathway to securing a license or investment funding for their discovery.

Generously supported by the City of Perth, the Actuator Series will be run free of charge, and will be open to anyone with an interest in strengthening Perth and Western Australia’s medical and biotech innovation capabilities. If you are interested in learning more or getting involved as a mentor, presenter or in any other way, please get in contact.

​​The SPARK Co-Lab Actuator Series will cover a broad range of topics relevant to start-up development stages from R&D to post-commercialisation, including a focus on investor pitching and entrepreneurial skills, for drugs, biologics and medical devices. Participants will benefit from exposure to industry-leading mentors, and form networks to help their research become realised, with the aim of building an ecosystem and forming bridges between universities, industries and investors.

While the curriculum of the Actuator Series has been designed to complement the SPARK Co-Lab Design Course, completion of the Design Course is not required to take part in Actuator, and nor is participation in the Actuator Series a pre-requisite to apply to the Design Course.