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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 or our proposed engagement model for University of Minnesota faculty and staff.


Do you have a 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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