SPARK is a research- and education environment at the School of Engineering that includes several of Jönköping University's research and education areas. For SPARK's strategic development and everyday operations, the environment has a number of teams with different roles and responsibilities.

För 2023-2026, which is the last phase of SPARK, the School of Engineering has the main responsibility for the profiling of the reserach- and education environment within knowledge intense product realisation (see president's decision).

SPARK's management and organisation structure


SPARK Steering Committee

The steering committee is acting on behalf of the president of Jönköping University to lead and monitor the overall and long-term development of the environment.

SPARK Advisory Board

The advisory board is connected to the steering committe and provides an external and independent view on strategies, operational plans and progress for the environment's development towards its goals.

SPARK Management Team

The role of the management team is to develop operational plans, and proposals for strategic development, and to review and prioritize project proposals in line with the SPARK strategic goals. Its work is led by the programme manager and the group consists of leaders of the three Areas of Strength and SPARK operational team.

SPARK Operational Team

It is the role of the operational team to lead the operational work and to be responsible for the development of the supporting processes of the environment.