The 7th Human Brain Project (HBP) Summit & Open Day was held in Athens, Greece in February 2020 with the participation of more than 500 HBP scientists and more than 750 external participants for the Open Day. This year, the focus was on the key steps taken to establish EBRAINS, the new European Research Infrastructure for Neuroscience.

In this video, the organizers highlight the important and exciting moments of the fruitful four-day event.

Background

The Human Brain Project is one of the Flagships of the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Programme. The project is a major initiative for boosting neuroscience and it includes the design and building of EBRAINS which is a research infrastructure based on advanced information and communications technology. The aim of the project is to help advance neuroscience, medicine and computing to enable a better understanding of the brain and its diseases and develop new digital tools inspired by the brain (e.g. Artificial Intelligence systems or robotics). This 10-year project has began in 2013 and directly employs more than 800 scientists at more than 100 universities, teaching hospitals and research centers across Europe and countries associated to the EU funding programme, Horizon 2020.