The Relations and Innovation team fosters HBP's collaborations with national, regional, European and international research efforts in academia and industry, and facilitates the process of turning research outcomes into products and services.

The team works in close cooperation with the European Commission to ensure alignment and build synergies with EU policies and priorities. The team's services include identifying partners in academia and industry, handling procedures and agreements for collaborations and partnerships, as well as maintaining a portfolio of innovations and technologies emerging from all HBP partner institutions and industry collaborations. Licensing and patenting of these new technologies and providing data and information on political and economic developments and European platforms and programmes relevant to HBP are also central to the team's efforts.


Relations and Innovation Office



What People are Saying

  • Collaborate, collaborate, collaborate. This is our opportunity.

    Prof. Karlheinz Meier, University of Heidelberg,
    Co-leader of the Neuromorphic Computing Subproject

  • 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.

    Prof. Katrin Amunts, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine,
    Forschungszentrum Jülich

  • The Human Brain Project will become a major driver of ICT in Europe.

    Prof. Thomas Lippert, Institute for Advanced Simulation, Jülich Supercomputing Centre,
    leader of the High Peformance Computing subproject