New opinion article proposes an approach linking brain organisation stages from genes to consciousness
FET Flagships in the rear-view mirror: A European Commission report
As both FET Flagships, the Human Brain Project and the Graphene Flagship reach the end of their Ramp-Up phase after three years of inspiring work, the European Commission reports on the lessons learned from the launch of its two leading research initiatives.
From the announcement on the European Commissions' website:
The Flagships create amazing collaboration opportunities across the participating organisations and beyond; they trigger strategic discussions both with large scientific communities and with industry on new technology development and innovation opportunities for Europe; they help recruiting, educating, and developing research talents in Europe by mobilising dozens of enthusiastic young researchers, and they create and spread an innovation mind-set in Europe by implementing ambitious innovation management practices.
"Collaboration on a global scale is key for future activities of HBP. Therefore, the HBP has created an INCO-team, which coordinates and shapes the collaborations of HBP with other global brain initiatives." - Katrin Amunts, the HBP Scientific Director.
What People are Saying
Collaborate, collaborate, collaborate. This is our opportunity.
The Human Brain is the most complex system that we know of. We would like to develop some kind of ‘google' brain where we can zoom in and out, see it from different perspectives and understand how brain structure and function is related. The ultimate aim of the Human Brain Project is to understand the human brain. This is only possible when we understand the structural organization of the human brain.
The Human Brain Project will become a major driver of ICT in Europe.