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Spark Ionx Accepted into CDL

Updated: Sep 22, 2023

We are proud to announce that Spark Ionx has been accepted into the Energy stream of the CDL program!

Spark Ionx is at the forefront of technological advancements, developing an Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) with four times the durability and fifty times the conductivity of current industry standards. This pioneering technology has far-reaching applications, including in electrolyzers, fuel cells, flow batteries, and desalination systems.

"We are incredibly honored to be among the select group of companies chosen for this prestigious program," said Sean Daniel, CEO of Spark Ionx. "Being one of just 25 companies selected for the Energy stream, we look forward to engaging with CDL's panel of deeply experienced entrepreneurs and thought leaders to accelerate our growth."

About Spark Ionx:

Spark Ionx Inc., a Colorado corporation, was founded in 2020 with the mission to commercialize technologies that will advance the energy landscape. Spark’s first product is TuffBrane™ AEM, a patented Anion Exchange Membrane with high conductivity and durability, for use in electrolyzers, fuel cells, electrodialysis desalination, and redox flow batteries. Spark is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. For more information, please contact or visit

About the Creative Destruction Lab:

Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a nonprofit organization that delivers an objectives-based program for massively scalable, seed-stage, science- and technology-based companies. Its nine-month program allows founders to learn from experienced entrepreneurs, increasing their likelihood of success.

Founded in 2012 by Professor Ajay Agrawal at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, the program has expanded to eleven sites across five countries: Oxford (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford), Paris (HEC Paris), Atlanta (Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology), Madison (Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison), Seattle (University of Washington, Foster School of Business), Estonia (Delta Management School, University of Tartu). Vancouver (Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia), Montreal (HEC Montréal), Calgary (Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary), and Halifax (Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University).

Since its inception, companies that have participated in the CDL program have created more than $28 billion (CAD) in equity value. CDL alumni include Ada (Toronto), Atomwise (San Francisco), Kyndi (Palo Alto), Xanadu (Toronto), Maple (Melbourne), BenchSci (Toronto), Kheiron (London), and Roadbotics (Pittsburgh).

For more information about CDL:

All media inquiries may be sent to:

Sean Daniel, CEO Spark Ionx

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