Partnering Projects and Associated Members

Partnering Projects

Name Description
RobotBodySchema Studying the mechanisms of how the brain represents the body to make robots more autonomous and safe.
CANON Shedding light on the multiscale organisation of cortical computation by integrating neuronal and population activities with inter-areal interactions.
CHAMPMouse Investigating multi-areal visual perception in the mouse.
FIIND Developing a Ferret Interactive Integrated Neurodevelopment Atlas.
FUSIMICE Ultrafast Functional Ultrasound (fUS) Imaging for Highly -Resolved Targeted Mapping of Functional Connectivity in the Awake Mouse Brain.
MULTI-LATERAL Analysis of Brain Lateralization for Language.
SloW-Dyn Slow Wave Dynamics: from experiments, analysis and models to rhythm restoration.
MoCo-Ti Motor Control and Timing in the Cerebellum: Spatio-Temporal Integration in Complex Neuronal Networks
CerebNEST Large-scale network models of the cerebellum for sensorimotor robotic control
Brains On Board

Reverse engineering the honeybee brain to develop efficient AI for robot behaviour

CREACTIVE Collaborative Research on Acute Traumatic brain Injury in intensive care medicine in Europe
InterneuronAxon Axon signalling in hippocampal fast-spiking interneurons


Associated Members

Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale
Wigner Research Centre for Physics - Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language
Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Czech Technical University in Prague
Politecnico di Milano
Queen Mary University of London


Want to collaborate with us?

Join and contribute to the HBP via the Partnering Project mechanism.

Partnering Projects are essential to create synergies between the Flagship and activities receiving funding at regional, national or transnational level. Openness is key to the ability of HBP to remain at the cutting edge of scientific, technological and innovation developments.


Benefits of HBP Partnering Projects (PPs) include:

  • Access to the consortium:
    • invitation to internal events (summit, meeting, implementation progress VC/TCs)
    • access to information linked to the Flagship environment
  • Representation in the governance
  • Funding opportunities
    • access to the travel grant support of SCOPE
  • Access to communications and dissemination activities for your project
    • access to the support of SCOPE
    • coverage of activities on HBP website and social media channel

How to join us as a Partnering Project



What are the eligibility requirements for becoming Partnering Projects (PPs) and Associated Members (AMs)?

There are two eligibility requirements for becoming candidate PPs:

  1. The projects and their partners already have their own funding, or can demonstrate that they will have it in the near future.
  2. The projects make a significant contribution to the Flagship's strategic research roadmap.

What are the selection criteria and procedures of PPs/AMs?

Candidate PPs are selected based on their level of complementarity and added expertise with respect to the existing competencies and future needs of the HBP Flagship.

The specific selection criteria are:

  • Relevance of the scientific and technological objectives to the HBP Flagship work plan and roadmap
  • Complementarity and added value in terms of scientific, technological or innovation expertise
  • Potential contribution to the HBP ICT Platforms
  • Potential for spreading excellence and widening participation across Europe or internationally
  • Ease of integration of the proposed activities within the HBP Flagship
  • Respect of ethics guidelines, dual-use declaration and non-military application requirement.

What are the nomination, application and selection procedures for Partnering Projects?

Candidate PPs may be identified by anyone including:

  • HBP CP members
  • The European Commission
  • National and regional funding agencies
  • Their own initiative
  • The private sector
  • Platform users

Members of a candidate PP are advised to contact the HBP Project Coordination Office (PCO) prior to the submission of the formal application. The HBP PCO is the main point of contact for information about the application and association process, and can be reached at

Candidate PPs that have been nominated by the EC, national bodies or CP partners are invited to submit an application as described below. Spontaneous applications from projects or (public or private) organisations interested in associating with the HBP Flagship are also accepted, and should follow the same procedure. A Partnering Project Leader (typically the PP's scientific coordinator) is responsible for the preparation and submission of the application. 


Application procedure

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis and there is no submission deadline. Steps to submit your application:

  1. The Coordinator of the Partnering Project (PP) fill in the following document: Proposal for becoming Partnering Project of the HBP Flagship.
  1. The document is submitted to:

Members of a Partnering Project that are not involved with HBP at the moment of the application become Associated Members (AMs). See if your institution is already an HBP Core Project Member or an HBP Associated Member.


Approval procedure


Once you have submitted your proposal, the following approval procedure starts:

Phase 1

  • Formal check of completeness
  • Assessment of scientific links with the HBP

Phase 2

  • Confirmation of the scientific links
  • Scientific assessment by HBP Scientific Leaders

Phase 3

  • Formal approval/rejection by the Science and Infrastructure Board (SIB)  


Selection criteria for the scientific assessment

- Relevance of the scientific and technological objectives to the HBP Flagship work plan and roadmap. (link to objectives)

- Complementarity and added value in terms of scientific, technological or innovation expertise and know-how.

- Potential contribution to the HBP ICT platforms

- Ease of integration of the proposed activities within the HBP Flagship

- Potential for spreading excellence and widening participation across Europe and internationally


Integration procedure

Once the proposal has been approved by the Science and Infrastructure Board (SIB), the integration process is triggered. This includes:

  • Signing the Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) for the PP and potential new AM(s)
  • Sharing of the PP Welcome Package (HBP “host” contact information, list of upcoming events, ethics guidelines, etc.)