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SPARC for UMN Researchers

SPARC is a focused research and innovation entity that engages faculty and partners across disciplines in the US and around the world to:

  • Bring in large institutional grants from non-traditional sources that advance partnerships and have impact globally
  • Engage a robust transdisciplinary consortium of like-minded partners and consultants in the US and globally to support this impactful work
  • Support analytics and forecast modeling to identify and prioritize areas of focus and work aligned to global challenges and development milestones
  • Catalyze multi-sectoral and transdisciplinary collaboration, teaming and sharing toward impactful research, education and outreach programs.
  • Host and share tools, materials and approaches that can advance our work globally
  • Provide evidence-based and deployable solutions
  • Test and evaluate solutions in the field for continuous improvement
  • Leverage success for more impact and more funding across Collaborative partners

View our full list of services for University of Minnesota faculty and staff.


Do you have multi-disciplinary project that you would like to submit for SPARC assistance? Or would you like to join our SPARC pool of experts?

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