SYNCH, an ongoing EU-funded project, is creating a hybrid system where a neural network in the brain of a living animal and a silicon neural network of spiking neurons on a chip are interconnected by neuromorphic synapses.

schema explaining a cybernetic network

SYNCH (a SYnaptically connected brain-silicon Neural Closed-loop Hybrid system), coordinated by Stefano Vassanelli from University of Padova, will enable co-evolution of connectivity and co- processing of information of the two networks, called Memristor. The project is funded by the FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) programme. 

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FET-Open and FET Proactive are now part of the Enhanced European Innovation Council (EIC) Pilot (specifically the Pathfinder), the new home for deep-tech research and innovation in Horizon 2020, the EU funding programme for research and innovation.