HBP: Human Brain Project

Contract Information

Contract Type:  
Start Date: 2013-10-01
End Date: 2023-10-01
Contract No: N/A
Role for SoftNet: contractor
Funding for SoftNet:  
Principal Investigator for SoftNet: Minos Garofalakis

Project Information

Official Web Site: http://humanbrainproject.eu/ 

The Human Brain Project (HBP) is a European Commission Future and Emerging Technologies Flagship. The HBP aims to put in place a cutting-edge, ICT-based scientific Research Infrastructure for brain research, cognitive neuroscience and brain-inspired computing. The Project promotes collaboration across the globe, and is committed to driving forward European industry. The HBP Flagship was launched by the European Commission's Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) scheme in October 2013, and is scheduled to run for ten years. With Flagships, the Commission proposes a new partnering model for visionary, long-term European cooperative research in the European Research Area, demonstrating the potential for common research efforts. The HBP has the following main objectives: - Create and operate a European scientific Research Infrastructure for brain research, cognitive neuroscience, and other brain-inspired sciences - Gather, organise and disseminate data describing the brain and its diseases - Simulate the brain - Build multi-scale scaffold theory and models for the brain - Develop brain-inspired computing, data analytics and robotics Ensure that the HBP's work is undertaken responsibly and that it benefits society.