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Health tech projects feature prominently in the latest batch of research projects announced by EBRAINS, part of the EU-funded Human Brain Project (HBP).

EBRAINS is a new digital research infrastructure, created by the HBP that gathers an extensive range of data and tools for brain related research.

It aims to capitalise on the work performed by the HBP teams in digital neuroscience, brain medicine and brain-inspired technology, and take it to the next level.

Seven new projects will soon start on the EBRAINS research infrastructure, it has been announced.

The selected projects range from neuroscience to medicine, AI and robotics, with successful applicants coming from science and industry in Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

They will be able to make use of EBRAINS’ collection of cutting-edge brain data sets, simulation and modelling tools and high-performance computing resources.

Also, they can contribute to the further development of the EBRAINS platform and increase the scope of its applications in terms of innovation, neuroscience and clinical research.

From a total of 33 admissible and eligible proposals, the selected projects were:

PROMEN-AID – Proactive Memory iN AI for Development
Coordinated by the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Robotics Brain and Cognitive Sciences Unit (Italy).

SPIKEFERENCE – Spike-driven deep active inference for sequential goal behaviours
Coordinated by the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Department of Artificial Intelligence, Radboud University (the Netherlands).

NEURO-CONNECT – Knowledge management solution for multimodal brain atlas and connectome integration
Coordinator: Biomax Informatics AG (Germany).

CESPAR – Closed-loop exoskeleton simulation for personalised assistive rehabilitation
Coordinated by the Alpine Intuition (Switzerland).

Neuro-robin – Closed loop upper limb neurorobot simulator
Coordinated by Bitbrain (Spain).

LB2020 – LIVING BRAIN Next generation dedicated brain PET
Coordinator: GEM Imaging SA – ONCOVISION (Spain).

GROW – General-purpose Robot for Object retrieval in Warehouses
Coordinator: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) (Italy).

Read more about EBRAINS here.

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