March 15, 2023 — As part of the 2023 Human Brain Project (HBP) Summit in Marseille, France, the HBP will host a two-day Science Market at the Palais Du Pharo. On the first day, March 28, the event will be open and free to the public (registration is still required; you can register here). The event will showcase innovative services, feature live demonstrations, and offer opportunities to interact with researchers and industry leaders in neuroscience. At the booths, there will also be quizzes, games and prizes to collect.
At several booths dedicated to EBRAINS, the European digital research infrastructure developed by the HBP, visitors can learn more about various digital tools and services which can be used to address challenges in brain research and brain-inspired technology development. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet representatives of the EBRAINS National Nodes.
Computational neuroscience and groundbreaking technologies are key for the HBP. At the market, you will find a booth dedicated to The Virtual Brain digital simulation platform, and a presentation of the HBP brain atlases, some of the most detailed interactive atlases currently available. Multiple booths will showcase advanced robotics and neuromorphic hardware, which is built taking inspiration from organic brains.
The Innovation and Partnership booths will offer you the chance to build connections with other researchers, stakeholders and investors to build partnerships and get support from the HBP Innovation team on questions related to technology transfer, financial support and industry collaboration.
To register for Open Day, visit this webpage.
Attendees of the Open Day of the HBP Summit will have full access to the talks and plenary sessions on 28 March. The program starts with welcome addresses by HBP leaders and political representatives.
Another highlight of the day will be a keynote speech by Michael Breakspear, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist from the University of Newcastle (Australia), who researches the principles of brain function and health in mental illness. He will discuss the future of digital neuroscience.
In addition, attendees can look forward to a thought-provoking panel on “Brain Health: an emerging European policy priority.” For those interested in high-performance computing, the session “Federated Computing Infrastructure” will bring representatives of various European computing centers.
The complete program is available here.
About the Human Brain Project
The Human Brain Project (HBP) is one of the largest research projects in Europe and one of the European Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagships. It was launched in 2013 for a duration of 10 years. The Human Brain Project and its 123 Partners are co-funded by the European Commission. At the interface of neuroscience and information technology, the HBP investigates the brain and its diseases with the help of highly advanced methods from computing, neuroinformatics and artificial intelligence, and drives innovation in fields like brain-inspired computing and neurorobotics. The HBP is also actively involved in major international brain initiatives and projects such as the International Brain Initiative and the European Brain Research Agenda. As such, it contributes to stimulate brain research and coordinates brain research agendas at the European and global levels.
Source: Roberto Inchingolo, HBP