HBP

Human Brain Project – Ramp-up phase


Overview

Understanding the human brain is one of the greatest challenges facing 21st century science. If we can rise to the challenge, we can gain profound insights into what makes us human, develop new treatments for brain disease and build revolutionary new computing technologies. Today, for the first time, modern ICT has brought these goals within sight.

Vision: Understanding the human brain is one of the greatest challenges facing 21st century science. If we can rise to it, we can gain profound insights into what makes us human, build revolutionary computing technologies and develop new treatments for brain disorders. Today, for the first time, modern ICT has brought these goals within reach.

Flagship Strategic Objectives: The HBP will develop six ICT platforms, dedicated respectively to Neuroinformatics, Brain Simulation, High Performance Computing, Medical Informatics, Neuromorphic Computing and Neurorobotics.

Project Objectives: Over the course of the 10-year project, HBP researchers will simulate the human brain, develop brain-inspired computing technologies, map brain diseases, perform targeted mapping of the mouse and human brain, develop six Information and Communications Technology (ICT) platforms, drive translation of research into products and services, and implement programmes of education and knowledge management. All these efforts will be made in the context of a responsible research and innovation (RRI) strategy.

HBP Impact: The Human Brain Project is accelerating progress toward a multi-level understanding of the human brain, better diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases, and brain-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). The potential impacts of these advancements on science, medicine, industry and society are profound.

Platforms: The HBP will develop six ICT platforms, dedicated respectively to Neuroinformatics, Brain Simulation, High Performance Computing, Medical Informatics, Neuromorphic Computing and Neurorobotics. In all cases, the platforms will build on existing capabilities, some but not all developed by the HBP partners. The HBP platforms will be designed for use by scientists from outside the HBP Consortium who may have limited technological expertise.

Collaborators

https://www.humanbrainproject.eu/de/principal-investigators

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

Project reference: 604102