SPARK winner of 2020 National Xconomy Award

SPARK winner of 2020 National Xconomy Award

Posted on September 29th, 2020

SPARK has been nationally recognized, receiving the 2020 National Xconomy Award for Ecosystem Development.

SPARK is honored to be recognized as a leader in life sciences community development. SPARK sends a huge thank you to its advisors, scholars, and supporters for your incredible work!

The awards are given out each year to celebrate the best in biotech innovation and entrepreneurship. The 2020 National Xconomy Awards honors the top individuals, companies, and organizations that make the country’s life sciences ecosystem the most vibrant and innovative in the world. Xconomy has been presenting annual awards since 2017 to provide the biotech community a moment to pause, recognize, and honor the very best the life sciences has to offer.

SPARK was selected from over 600 nominees in 11 categories to be a finalist for Ecosystem Development.

The Ecosystem Development category honors a regional agency, organization, individual, or company that has shown exceptional resourcefulness and accomplishment generating a local environment in which the life science community thrives. Nominees are groups that have contributed to creating a biotech hub or helped build up a region’s life sciences credentials. Other finalists for Ecosystem Development were California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Deerfield Management Company and Petri.

Winners for the 11 categories were announced Sept. 24 during a live awards ceremony. On Sept. 15, SPARK founder and co-director Daria Mochly-Rosen presented an overview of SPARK during Xconomy’s Meet the Finalists webcast, which can be viewed here.

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