The Human Brain Project is a ten year effort starting with a ramp-up phase of 36 months, covered by this Grant Agreement.
The HBP ramp-up will design, develop and deploy the first versions of six IT platforms dedicated to Neuroinformatics, Brain Simulation, High Performance Computing, Medical Informatics, Neuromorphic Computing and Neuro-robotics.
It will also create a user community of research groups from within and outside the HBP using the platforms; set up a European Institute for Theoretical Neuroscience; and complete a set of pilot projects providing a first demonstration of the scientific value of the platforms and the Institute.
HBP will also develop the scientific and technological capabilities required by future versions of the platforms; implement a policy of Responsible Innovation (ethics and society dimensions) and a programme of transdisciplinary education. It will develop a framework for collaboration that links the partners under strong scientific leadership and management, providing a coherent European approach and ensuring effective alignment of regional, national and European research. This cooperation is further supported by an ERA-NET project called FLAG-ERA.