Spark Conference on Research, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship


Location: Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Spark Conference: a student-run conference on Notre Dame research, commercialization, and entrepreneurship

Lectures will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., with 12 speakers each giving a 20-minute presentation.

A reception will follow from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This event will demonstrate the possibilities of research at the University of Notre Dame and the projects that have the potential to become viable businesses. Speakers will briefly present their project and findings with visual media, expressing the idea behind their project, their inspiration to start the project, and their journey to success.

As the Vice President for Research at Notre Dame Robert J. Bernhard states, “Our burgeoning research infrastructure features a wealth of institutes and centers, ever expanding state-of-the-art technologies and facilities, and a research administration team that unreservedly supports [research] efforts.” By hosting this spring event, we hope to “spark” intellectual curiosity in all Notre Dame undergraduates and present them with opportunities and tools to get them involved in these exciting projects in the future.

Sponsored by Innovation Park, the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship, the Mendoza College of Business, the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Engineering, and the ESTEEM Masters Program.