Choreographing neural networks: coupling activity dynamics across biomimetic brain interfaces with neuromorphic VLSI


This project lays the theoretical and technological foundation for future biohybrid and brain-machine-interface devices, taking advantage of recent progress in our theoretical understanding of the brain, in-vivo and in-vitro electrophysiology and biomimetic hardware components (neuromorphic VLSI). If successful, the project will seamlessly interface biomimetic hardware devices with neural tissues and moreover will deliver theories and technologies for future artefacts that functionally and physically integrate into operational brain systems.


This is a collaborative project coordinated by the Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg with the participation of the following groups:

  • La Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA; International School forAdvanced Studies), Italy
  • Technion – Israel Institute Of Technology, Israel
  • UPF, Barcelona, Spain
  • Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy


Funded by: European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration, Programme COOPERATION, Future Emerging Information and Communication Technologies (FET)

Project reference: 269459