Today at the University of Heidelberg, the traditional ‘Spatenstich’ ceremony took place, signifying the groundbreaking for the construction of a new building for the European Institute for Neuromorphic Computing (EINC). Construction will take approximately 2 years. The resulting building, with an area of around 2,200 square meters, will house researchers from the department of Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Meier of the Kirchhoff Institute for Physics, as well as an advanced machine shop. With the support of a range of European research institutions, Prof. Meier’s group is creating a cutting-edge technological platform for neuromorphic computing.
The groundbreaking event, in the immediate vicinity of the University’s new Centre for Advanced materials, was attended by the Baden-Wurttemberg Minister of Science and the State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance. The cost for the new EINC building is supported by private sponsors, the European Regional Development Fund, and the University itself.