The Open Day of the 6th annual Human Brain Project (HBP) Summit will be held in Maastricht on Monday 15th October 2018. This event, co-organised with Maastricht University, is not only targeting experts but also the general public interested in how modern computing technologies enhance our understanding of the human brain and how this knowledge can be applied to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic tools for brain disorders.

The event will allow HBP members to present their work in the form of demos and experiences allowing visitors to explore the brain in virtual and augmented reality or to interact with smart robots.

The programme of the event also includes keynote lectures from two highly distinguished and well-known scientists, Dick Swaab from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Jeff Hawkins from California, USA. In the afternoon session, researchers from Maastricht and the Netherlands will present selected highlights of local top research.  Another highlight will be the “Big Data in Clinical Neuroscience” session that will present big data studies in Europe.

Registration and more information

Participation in the HBP Open Day is free, but registration is required.

More details on the programme, the speakers and the practicalities can be found on the website of the event.


The HBP is an EU-funded project aiming to put in place a cutting-edge research infrastructure that will allow scientific and industrial researchers to advance our knowledge in the fields of neuroscience, computing, and brain-related medicine. This 10-year Project began in 2013 and directly employs some 500 scientists at more than 100 universities, teaching hospitals and research centres across Europe.

Maastricht University is involved in the HBP mainly via the Maastricht Brain Imaging Center and the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience. They are performing leading-edge cognitive brain research and develop new analysis methods for standard and ultrahigh field Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

HBP website

Human Brain Project