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12 October: European Brain Summit

13:45 – 14:15 CEST Plenary
Welcome and scientific introduction
14:00 – 14:15 CEST Opening session
How Should Europe Face the Challenge of Understanding the Brain and Delivering Better Brain Health?
14:15 – 15:00 CEST Opening session
How Should Europe Face the Challenge of Understanding the Brain and Delivering Better Brain Health?
15:00 – 16:00 CEST Plenary
Livestream session from the European Parliament STOA Panel

International Brain Initiative: Shaping the future of globally coordinated neuroscience

Moderated by Monica di Luca: European Brain Council President

  • Patricia Toia: Member of the European Parliament and Member of the STOA Panel
  • Edvard Moser: Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Nobel Prize – STOA-IBI invited lecture
  • Jan Bjaalie: International Brain Initiative, Human Brain Project and Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo


16:00 – 16:30 | Break

16:30 – 17:00 CEST Plenary
Partnerships and Collaborations
17:00 – 17:40 CEST Plenary
Digital Innovation and Technology
17:40 – 17:55 CEST Plenary
Patient-centric innovation
17:55 – 18:25 CEST Plenary
Brain health data in European Health Data Space
18:25 – 18:50 CEST Concluding Remarks
Towards Mission Brain?

18:50 – 22:00 | Networking Reception and Exhibition Village

13 October: HBP Internal Day

Attendance by HBP Members Only

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14 October: Scientific Conference

09:00 – 09:45 CEST Plenary
Welcome to the Scientific Conference

Welcome to the Scientific Conference by Katrin Amunts

Opening Remarks by the Chair of the HBP Stakeholder Board André Syrota

Welcome and introduction to Karl Friston by Andre Syrota

Keynote talk by Karl Friston: Belief Updating, synaptopathies and the Bayesian Brain

09:45 – 10:15 CEST Plenary
Brain complexity - Mapping to discover

Introduction by Javier DeFelipe

Keynote talk by Katrin Amunts

10:15 – 10:30 CEST Plenary
EU Health research – Horizon Europe

The new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon Europe, is designed to strengthen the EU scientific and technological base, boost the Union competitiveness and support impact-oriented research and innovation. Horizon Europe will be a key programme to further build on research and innovation outcomes delivered through previous EU R&I investments in the brain area, for the ultimate benefit of citizens and society.

10:30 – 10:40 | Break

10:40 – 11:30 CEST Panel discussion
Human Brain Research: past, present and future
11:30 – 11:35 CEST
Introduction to parallel session and technical details
11:35 – 13:05 CEST Break-out sessions
Data, Atlas & Simulation

3 parallel break-out sessions

  • Data and Knowledge: Jan Bjaalie, Maria Zalm, Ida Aaseboe, Jee Hyun Kim, Oliver Schmid, Andrew Davison, Simi Akintoye, Stefano Claudio Gorini
  • Atlas: Timo Dickscheid, Roshan Cools, Wim Vanduffel, Lyuba Zehl, Maja Puchades
  • Brain Simulation: Susanne Kunkel, Sacha van Albada, Michiel van der Vlag, Charl Linssen, Sebastian Spreizer, Felix Schürmann, Rebecca Wade, Rui Ribeiro, Wouter Klijn, Lionel Kusch, Michael Denker, Oscar David Robles (Programme)


13:05 – 14:05 | Lunch

14:05 – 14:20 CEST Announcement
Announcement Diversity in Research Paper Award and Webinar
14:20 – 15:25 CEST Plenary
EBRAINS in action for science
  1. Degeneracy in neuroscience - when is Big Data big enough? (Showcase 1): Timo Dickscheid
  2. Improving epilepsy surgery with the Virtual BigBrain (Showcase 2): Viktor Jirsa
  3. Brain complexity and consciousness (Showcase 3): Alain Destexhe, Jennifer Goldman
  4. Object perception and memory (Showcase 4): Cyriel Pennartz
  5. Dexterous manipulation - how the brain coordinates hand movements (Showcase 5): Tonio Weidler
  6. To approach Covid: Giulia Rossetti, Jean-Pierre Changeux


15:25 – 15:40 CEST Award
Ceremony of the Innovation Prize Award

Ceremony of Innovation Prize awards

15:40 – 17:30 CEST Networking
Science Market

15 October: Scientific Conference

09:00 – 09:30 CEST Plenary
Keynote Talk: Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering: Past, Present, and Future

Introduction by Yannis Ioannidis

Keynote talk by Giacomo Indiveri

09:30 – 10:00 CEST Panel discussion
The future of brain-inspired technologies

10:00 – 10:15 | Break

10:15 – 11:45 CEST Break-out sessions
HBP work in AI and technology
  • Compute and Storage Infrastructure: Lena Oden, Wouter Klijn
  • Neuromorphic computing: Johannes Schemmel, Steve Furber (University of Manchester), Andrew Davison (CNRS), Andrew Rowley (University of Manchester), Jakob Kaiser (Heidelberg), Benjamin Cramer (Heidelberg), Viola Priesemann (or representative) (MPG), Friedemann Zenke (FMI) (Programme)
  • Neurorobotics: Fabrice Morin, Michele Migliore and Benedikt Feldotto (Programme)

11:45 – 12:00 | Break

12:00 – 12:25 CEST Plenary
Brain Research in the European Landscape
12:25 – 13:10 CEST Plenary
The Concept of EBRAINS (Services) and the Future Perspective

13:10 – 14:10 | Lunch

14:10 – 14:20 CEST Award
Introduction to poster session and poster award winners

Members of poster jury: Huib Mansvelder, Bertrand Thirion, Petra Ritter, Marja-Leena Linne, Steve Furber

14:20 – 15:20 CEST Online poster session
Online Poster Session
15:20 – 15:55 CEST Award
Innovative Neuroscience, AI and Digital Technology Research Presentations

Presentation of the 6 poster award winners



15:55 – 16:05 | Break

16:05 – 16:35 CEST Plenary
Neurotechnology: a bridge between basic neuroscience and clinical applications
16:35 – 16:50 CEST Plenary
HBP and EBRAINS towards 2023 and beyond

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